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Gavin Danitz Wins AASP/NJ Russ Robson Scholarship Award


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In October, the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ) hosted its Annual Meeting at the Gran Centurions Banquet Hall in Clark, NJ.

As part of its yearly proceedings, the association paid special tribute to various industry members by presenting a number of awards.


This year’s Russ Robson Scholarship, created in memory of the former AASP/NJ president, was presented to Gavin Danitz of Compact Kars, Inc., in Clarksburg, NJ.


Russ Robson was president of the association during the formative years when the Garden State Automotive Federation transitioned to AASP/NJ, and was well known in the industry for his dedication and training of others. The scholarship award in his honor is presented to a promising young person working in a member shop.


This year’s award was presented by AASP/NJ Treasurer Tom Elder and Robson’s wife, Luci Robson.


“I was honored to present the vo-tech scholarship award honoring my late husband,” Luci Robson said. “I am proud that he was part of AASP/NJ, an organization which works for the betterment of the collision repair industry.”


“One of the things that Russ was very adamant about was trying to provide training for young people coming into our industry,” Elder recalled during the ceremony. “He taught at a vocational school, and he’d tell us, ‘We’re never going to get through this together unless we have trained help. Today, I can’t even begin to understand how we’re going to...

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