Consistency, Persistency of Vision Characterize 2012-2013 SCRS Board of Directors
Prosser, Washington, May 10, 2012 - The night of Tuesday, April 24th proved to be a memorable one as the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) held its 30th Anniversary Celebration, Awards Ceremony and swearing in of the 30th elected Board of Directors at the Renaissance Hotel in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Current SCRS leadership was represented by the newly-elected 2012-2013 SCRS Board of Directors, who were introduced and sworn in during the event; exhibiting their determination to continue to work as tirelessly as their predecessors on behalf of the collision repair industry. Incumbents Aaron Clark (IN), Bruce Halcro (MT) and Steve Regan (MA) were re-elected by the membership. Domenic Brusco (PA) was also elected to his first term as a National Director for SCRS, replacing outgoing Board Member Joe Skurka (MI).
During the ceremony, the Executive Committee roster was announced including Aaron Clark (Chairman), Ron Reichen (Vice Chairman), Luis Alonso (Treasurer), Andy Dingman (Secretary), Barry Dorn (Immediate Past Chairman), and welcoming first time Executive Committee Member Rodes Brown (Director at Large). The complete roster of the 2012-2013 SCRS Board can be found on the association's website.
"The stability and consistency of this year's board is probably its defining characteristic," said SCRS Chairman Aaron Clark. "We've built solid momentum together, and there is a very strong clarity of purpose amongst this Board. While we embrace change, there's something to be said about staying the course, especially when the results prove beneficial to the industry. I feel honored to continue to work with my fellow Board Members, and want to extend my sincere appreciation to Joe Skurka for his dedicated tenure serving our organization."
Given the historical significance of the evening, it was fitting that SCRS' long, rich history was embodied in the presence of several Past Chairmen for the Society. In attendance were Barry Dorn (2009-2011), Gary Wano (2008-2009), Farzam Afshar (2007-2008), Lou DiLisio (2003-2005), Joel Lofton (2002-2003), Gene Hamilton (2000-2001), Jeff Hendler (1993-1994), Rex Womble (1987-1988), and SCRS founding member Bill Wicklund (1985-1986). John Loftus, SCRS' first and longest tenured executive director (1982-2000), was also on hand to participate in the magnificent proceedings.
"When SCRS began three decades ago, the approach was focused and direct, because they were the one national association whose sole mission was to represent the collision repair industry," explained SCRS Vice Chairman Ron Reichen. "We are fortunate to follow in the footsteps of these legendary advocates, and it is an honor to carry the torch they so boldly lit."
The last few years have been busy ones for the SCRS, marked by a number of successful, grassroots initiatives reflective of the character the association has retained for all these years. From educational offerings such as Repairer Driven Education (RDE) at the SEMA Show and advocacy work on issues ranging from model legislation at NCOIL to rule assessments through the EPA; from collaborative work stemming from strategic partnerships with other associations championing the adoption of industry recognized repair standards, addressing the growing concern over data aggregation and the creation of programs such as the Database Enhancement Gateway (DEG). SCRS has continued to let their charter purpose and current mission - to educate, inform and represent the collision repair professional in all aspects of the industry - serve as the guiding light of their actions.
"The SCRS Board serves as a bellwether for the entire organization in that they consistently demonstrate their unwavering support for the collision repair industry above any other interest," added SCRS Executive Director Aaron Schulenburg. "It is humbling to be in a room with a makeup of individuals who literally represents both the past 30 years and future 30 years of an organization, knowing that their passion and dedication to our mission resonates throughout the industry and their uniform persistence of vision holds true. I am continually impressed by the character demonstrated by these men and women who volunteer in our organization to serve their industry at their own expense and with their own time. Congratulations to all; here's to an upcoming productive year, and thank you for all that you do."
Through its direct members and 39 affiliate associations, SCRS is comprised of 6,000 collision repair businesses and 58,500 specialized professionals who work with consumers and insurance companies to repair collision-damaged vehicles. Additional information about SCRS including other news releases is available at the SCRS website: www.scrs.com . You can e-mail SCRS at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org