John Yoswick

John YoswickJohn Yoswick is a freelance automotive writer based in Portland, Oregon, who has been writing about the collision industry since 1988. He is the editor of the weekly CRASH Network (for a free 4-week trial subscription, visit www.CrashNetwork.com).

He can be contacted at john@crashnetwork.com 

Friday, 03 June 2016 16:13

Retro News: June 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011

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15 years ago in the collision repair industry (June 2001)

The Society of Collision Repair Specialists has hired Dan Risley of Oak Lawn, Ill., as its new executive direct.

“After an exhaustive, national search, the board of directors has chosen Dan Risley,” SCRS Chairman Don Keenan said. “The sheer volume and caliber of the applicants necessitated the almost 2-year search for the right person. The board and I believe we have found the right person to continue the legacy of SCRS as the leading collision repairers’ association.”

“It is an opportunity that I longed for,” Risley said. “I am very passionate about the industry, and look to build upon that which John Loftus dedicated 18 years.”



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In 2001, Dan Risley became the executive director of the Society of Collision Repair Specialists, only the second person to hold the post since the association was founded in 1982. Risley later went to a job with Allstate Insurance, and in 2013 became the executive director of the Automotive Service Association.


– As reported in Autobody News. Risley worked for SCRS until 2008, when he left to accept a position with Allstate Insurance, saying that decision was not an easy one but “would be best for him and his family.” Five years later, he was back representing the industry, becoming executive director of the Automotive Service Association in 2013.