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On Oct. 8, Kenneth Schnoll, general counsel and deputy commissioner of the California Department of Insurance (DOI), sent a letter to the California Autobody Association (CAA) to issue a legal opinion pursuant to California Insurance Code Section 12921.9 based on a complaint filed by the trade organization.


Mark Olson of VECO Experts was the featured speaker at California Autobody Association's East Bay chapter meeting on Sept. 19 at the PPG training facility in Concord, CA.

On August 23, ASA Northwest hosted its 9th Annual Family Fun Night at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, WA, as the Tacoma Rainers took on the Reno Aces.


The California Autobody Association (CAA) said good-bye to its executive director, David McClune, at the beginning of the year so he could focus on his health and family after 17 years of service.

On August 8, ASA Northwest held its 25th Annual Golf Tournament at the Eagles Pride Golf Course in Tacoma, WA.


On August 6, the Spokane Chapter of ASA Northwest participated in the Washington Association Career Technical Education (WACTE) Conference at the Davenport Grand Hotel in Spokane, WA.

Tuesday, 24 July 2018 15:40

CAWA Scholarship Program Awards Evolve Scan Tool to Christina Schneider

Written by Rochelle Beckel


OTC and O’Reilly Auto Parts have enhanced CAWA’s 2018 scholarship program by awarding the highest-ranking student seeking a career as an automotive technician an Evolve scan tool. 

Program Representative II Mark Guess, who works for the Field Operations and Enforcement Division at the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR), made a two-part presentation to the members of the East Bay chapter of the California Autobody Association (EB-CAA) on June 16 at Back 40 Texas BBQ in Pleasant Hill, CA. 

ASA Northwest members gathered from June 21--24 at the Red Lion Hanford House in Richland, WA, for the association’s 2018 Semi-Annual Summer Retreat and Management Conference. 

Tuesday, 03 July 2018 16:04

CAWA Elects Michael Rukov of RepWorks Marketing as 2019 Secretary

Written by Rochelle Beckel


At its June leadership meeting, the CAWA Board of Directors elected Michael Rukov of RepWorks Marketing as its 2019 Secretary to the Board of Directors.

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