Monday, 31 March 2014 23:09

ASA Annual Business Meeting Held in Kansas City

The Automotive Service Association (ASA) held its annual business meeting March 6, 2014, at the Sheraton Overland Park near Kansas City, KS. The event included an open meeting of the board of directors, a swearing-in ceremony of the new board, and an ASA member reception immediately following the meeting.

“The board has worked very hard to move the association forward while supporting our membership and the industry. We eagerly begin our 2014 term with some specific goals in mind, and we’re prepared to focus on these initiatives to meet or surpass each one,” said Darrell Amberson, AAM, ASA chairman and vice president of operations at LaMettry’s Collision, Minneapolis, MN.

The board shared some of its goals for the association in 2014: purchase a new headquarters building; enhance legislative efforts, including strengthening the ASA PAC and more involvement in insurance regulation; elevate member involvement and inspire individuals to consider association leadership; grow membership and continue to work closely with affiliated associations; and enhance ASA training resources.

The new ASA board of directors began their term at the close of the annual business meeting. Darrell Amberson, AAM, LaMettry’s Collision, Minneapolis, MN, continues his two-year term as chairman. Also continuing two-year terms are Ron Nagy, AAM, Nagy’s Collision Centers, Orville, OH, as immediate past chairman; Donny Seyfer, AAM, Seyfer Automotive, Inc., Wheat Ridge, CO, as chairman-elect; and Gary Keyes, AAM, E&M Motors, Inc., Stuart, FL, as general director. In addition, Dan Stander, AAM, Fix Auto Highlands Ranch, Littleton, CO, has extended his role as Collision Division director for one year.

Roy Schnepper, AAM, Butler’s Collision Inc., Roseville, MI, was re-elected to serve a one-year term as secretary/treasurer. Bob Wills, AAM, Wills Auto Service, Battle Creek, MI, begins a two-year term as Mechanical Division director; and Bill Moss, AAM, EuroService Automotive, Inc., Warrenton, VA, begins a two-year term as general director.

Dan Risley, ASA executive director, also serves on the ASA board of directors in an ex-officio capacity.

The next ASA national event is the the International Autobody Congress and Exposition (NACE) and the Congress of Automotive Repair and Service (CARS) in Detroit, MI, July 30–Augusut 2, 2014, held in conjunction with Industry Week.