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Collision Repair Education Foundation names 2011 board of trustees

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March 28, 2011 — Doug Webb of CSi Complete was named chairman of the 2011 Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) board of trustees, the CREF said Monday in announcing its board and executive committee.

Webb, who was also chairman in 2010, is joined on the executive committee by Chris Northup of GD and C as vice chairman, Tim O’Day of Gerber Collision and Glass as secretary, Terry Fortner of LKQ Corp. as treasurer, and Chris Evans of State Farm Insurance as immediate past chairman. Members-at-large will be: Geralynn Kottschade of Jerry’s Body Shop, Bill Daly of Allstate Insurance Co. and Joseph Allen of CCC Information Services Inc.

Board members include: Terry Angell of Warren Tech, Guy Bargnes, Stacy Bartnik of CARSTAR, Domenic Brusco of PPG, Mary Knapp of Dennis Technical Education Center, Nick Notte of Sterling Collision Centers, John Saia of Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc., Rick Tuuri of Audatex, a Solera Company, and John Ward of Enterprise Holdings.

Trustee emeriti include: J. Laurence Costin of CCC Information Services Inc., Lirel Holt, Frank McGiboney, Chuck Sulkala of Acme Body and Paint Inc., and the late Russell Verona of East Rockford Collision Center. Clark Plucinski of True2Form Collision Repair Centers is chairman emeritus.

“The Collision Repair Education Foundation celebrated a very successful year in 2010," said Collision Repair Education Foundation Executive Director Scott Kruger. "Our success is shared with our board of trustees who commit their time, expertise, and resources to affect real and positive change in collision repair education programs in our high schools and colleges nationwide.”

For more information on the CREF, go to collisioneducationfoundation.org.

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