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Five New Members Join Education Foundation’s Leadership Circle

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Jan. 29, 2013—The Collision Repair Education Foundation recently announced that five collision industry members have joined its Industry Leadership Circle through personal contributions to the organization.

Tim Adelmann, executive vice president of ABRA Auto Body & Glass; Stacy Bartnik, vice president of field services for CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts; Eric Bickett of Fix Auto USA; Chris Northup of General Distribution Consultants; and Michael Minutillo, owner of Master Auto Body, each donated $1,000 or more to the organization.

The Education Foundation said the monetary donations will be used to financially support secondary and post-secondary collision repair students and school collision programs.

“I applaud these industry members for their support and joining an exclusive list of individual, high-level contributors,” said Clark Plucinski, executive director of the Education Foundation. “Through the collision industry coming together and supporting its future workforce can we create the best educational opportunities for these students. As the Collision Repair Education Foundation is a full-time staff of three and solely exists through the support of monetary and in-kind product donations, I invite and challenge other industry members to follow the lead of these members in considering a tax-deductible donation to the organization.”

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