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Clark Plucinski named CAPA board president

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April 24, 2012—The Certified Automotive Parts Association has elected Clark Plucinski as president of its board of directors.

He began his post April 1. Plucinski is the second collision repairer who has had this position, following Bob Anderson of Sheffield Lake, OH.

“I am delighted with Clark’s election,” said Jack Gillis, executive director of CAPA. “A principal thrust of CAPA’s efforts in the year ahead will be to continue to build awareness and support of CAPA throughout the industry. Clark’s vast inter-industry experience makes him particularly qualified to continue the remarkable growth that CAPA has already experienced.”

Plucinski has more than 40 years of industry experience. He started his career as a collision repair technician in 1970 at a major GM dealership. From 1973 to 1996 he was co-owner and president of BCP Auto Body Inc., a four-location collision company in the Washington D.C. area. He then became True2Form’s executive vice president of sales and marketing, where he helped create a chain of 43 collision repair businesses in four states. In August of 2010, True2Form was acquired by the Boyd Group and is now part of Boyd/Gerber, which is the largest collision repair chain in North America.

Plucinski is also a former CAPA board member; he served from 1996 to 2000. He has been involved with several industry organizations, and served on boards from I-CAR to ASA Collision Division committee to the Washington Metropolitan Auto Body Association, where he was president.

“I am not only proud of being part of CAPA’s history, but looking forward to continuing CAPA’s unique efforts at protecting both consumers, and the industry, from poor-quality parts. We repairers need quality, competitive parts, and CAPA is clearly the best way to identify them in the market,” Plucinski said.

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