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I-CAR Recognizes 'Outstanding' Instructors, Volunteers

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March 26, 2013—I-CAR recently recognized several "outstanding" instructors and volunteers for their dedication to the organization and for delivering collision repair training to their local areas.

Committee chairmen were recognized for their 2012 results at the I-CAR Awards Banquet during its Eastern Regional Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Individuals from I-CAR's Northeast and Southeast regions were recognized with three awards, including the Lon Baudoux Instructor of the Year award, the King TUT (Total Units Taught) award and the Founder’s award.

Phil Adams of the Northeast region and Tony Nethery of the Southeast region were awarded with the Lon Baudoux Instructor of the Year award for exemplifying an I-CAR presence in the classroom, a commitment to excellence and keeping pace with technology.

“Our award recipients are extraordinary people,” said Allan Smith, Northeast regional manager for I-CAR. “Their passion for training and their commitment to the industry deserve recognition. Their dedication truly shines through in the classroom and touches many people.”

The King TUT award was presented to Gary Opferman of the Northeast region and Roy Taylor of the Southeast region, two instructors who have taught the most students in their respective areas.

Joe Mullen of the Northeast region and Julia Allegretta of the Southeast region were presented with the Founder’s award for exemplifying the I-CAR volunteer spirit.

In addition to recognizing the award winners, Dan Frohlich, an I-CAR instructor in the Northeast region, was commended during the conference for 30 years of service to the industry.

“Our instructors and volunteers are what makes I-CAR training possible. Each of them deserve recognition for what they do," said German Mejia, Southeast regional manager for I-CAR.

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