FenderBender Names New Advisory Board Members
March 3, 2014—FenderBender has selected three new leading collision repair professionals to serve a one-year term on its 2014–15 editorial advisory board. The new members joined five returning board members on March 1.
The new board members are:
- Gigi Walker, owner of Walker’s Auto Body & Fleet Repair in Concord, Calif.
- Randy Stabler, president of Pride Auto Body, a six-shop operation based in Van Nuys, Calif.
- Ryan Cropper, owner of Able Body Shop, which has two locations in Anchorage, Alaska
The following members are returning for a second term:
- Adam Grant, owner of Xtreme Collision Center in Morrisville, Vt.
- Jody Gatchell, owner of A&J Collision Repair in Conway, Ark.
- Jim Shreve, collision center director at Waikem Auto Group Body Shop
- Phil O’Connor, owner of POC Collision Inc., a three-shop operation in Maine
- Ronald Reichen, president of Precision Body & Paint in Beaverton, Ore.
FenderBender thanks departing board members Andy Tylka, general manager of Tom & Ed's Autobody in the greater Chicago area, and Brian Greenley, owner of Maaco Collision Repair Auto Painting & Glass in Littleton, Colo.
The advisory board was developed to make sure FenderBender offers the most relevant, informative and useful content for shop owners and managers across the country. Board members are handpicked by FenderBender editors from a national pool of candidates nominated by industry peers and the magazine’s editorial department.
Board members are identified as a successful shop operators committed to advancing the collision repair industry. They work with the editorial team to evaluate story concepts, offer feedback on the publication and provide insight into the daily and long-term issues that shop operators need to address to run thriving businesses.