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AutoBody America names new CFO

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Feb. 23, 2011 — Michael Bernard, a former executive at True2Form Collision Repair Centers, just joined AutoBody America as its chief financial officer (CFO).

He will take over for Will Johnston, who will continue to serve as AutoBody America’s chief operating officer (COO).

“We are pleased to have Mike join the AutoBody America team,” said Patrick James, the company’s CEO. “Mike’s breadth of knowledge and experience in finance, raising capital, acquisitions and enhancing shareholder value, will enable our operation’s team to remain laser focused on current operations while looking for future growth.”

Bernard most recently worked as Midwest regional president and vice president of finance for True2Form, prior to that company’s merger with the Boyd Group. He oversaw the operations of 10 stores in two Ohio markets in addition to the company’s strategic and financial initiatives. Bernard has more than 30 years of experience in various executive positions and has worked for over a decade in collision repair.

AutoBody America, which operates 13 collision centers in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas, plans to open three new stores in the first quarter of 2011. For more information about the company, go to

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