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Stacey Phillips is an award-winning writer for the automotive industry based in Southern California. She has more than 25 years of experience as an editor and writer and has assisted a wide range of businesses and fields. In addition, Stacey has co-authored two books.

 

She can be reached at stacey@radiantwriting.com. 

 
Friday, 12 November 2021 19:16

Collision Repair Industry Members Recognized at Red Carpet Award Breakfast at SEMA

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WIN Board of Directors, left to right, include Past Chair Cheryl Boswell, Treasurer Kathy Coffey, Secretary Liz Stein and Vice-Chair Tanya Sweetland. On the far right is Immediate Past Chair of SCRS Brett Bailey. WIN Board of Directors, left to right, include Past Chair Cheryl Boswell, Treasurer Kathy Coffey, Secretary Liz Stein and Vice-Chair Tanya Sweetland. On the far right is Immediate Past Chair of SCRS Brett Bailey. Photo by Stacey Phillips.

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Members of the collision repair industry gathered at the Red Carpet Awards Breakfast on Nov. 3 during the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV.

Prestigious awards and recognitions were given out by the Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA), BodyShop Business, the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF), the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) and the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS).
 
The free event was emceed by Jordan Hendler, owner of Admin Concepts and organizer of the Collision Industry Conference (CIC), and sponsored by BodyShop Business, SCRS and the participating organizations.

 

“I can’t believe it has been 23 years that I’ve been in this industry and to be up here is a huge honor for me,” said Hendler during the event. “I know what we’re looking forward to is honoring those who go above and beyond the call of duty---those who stand out in a crowd.”

 

The following is a summary of the award winners:

 

CIECA

 

Before announcing CIECA’s 2021 awards, CIECA Executive Director Paul Barry named the 2020 winners, who were unable to receive their recognition in person last year due to the pandemic.

 

Andy Bober, a software engineer at Entegral, received an award for Outstanding Contribution. A special Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Dedication was given to Charley Quirt, who retired in 2020 as CIECA’s project manager after 18 years. Phil Martinez, senior technical consultant at Mitchell International, received the Chairperson’s Award and Mitchell International was named Electronic Commerce Company of the Year. Debbie Day, executive vice president and general manager of APD, accepted the recognition on behalf of the company.

 

Jeff Schroder, CIECA’s chairman of the board and founding CEO of Car-Part.com, then announced the 2021 award recipients.

 

In appreciation of his efforts over the last 25 years representing Axalta Coating Systems before retiring this year, Tom McGarry received...


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