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July 20, 2012—The Collision Repair Education Foundation recently added James Fichera and William Lawrence to its board of trustees.

Fichera has more than 40 years of collision repair industry experience, the Education Foundation said. He has worked as a collision repair instructor at Steel Center A.V.T.S. in Jefferson Hills, Pa., for the past 23 years, the winning school of the 2009 Ultimate Collision Education Makeover Grant.

Lawrence, owner and president of LC Automotive Investments, has more than 43 years of industry experience. The Education Foundation said he has served on the advisory boards for organizations including CCC Information Services, Keystone, Nationwide, Safeco, Allstate and VeriFacts Automotive.

“The Collision Repair Education Foundation is fortunate to have these individuals joining the board of trustees. Their individual and combined experience will provide a diverse background and knowledge base for our board,” said Chris Northup, chairman of the Education Foundation’s board of trustees. “We have an impressive group of industry leaders in our trustee group. It’s reassuring and humbling to participate with this high level of individuals who graciously give of their time and resources to our worthy cause.”

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