Friday, 17 March 2017 18:11

I-CAR Presents Joe Laurentino With Award, Announces 2017 BOD

I-CAR announced its 2017 International Board of Directors and Executive Committee following its strategic planning session and annual membership meeting in La Jolla, California held during the week of March 6.

The Board of Directors is comprised of representatives from each of the following six industry segments: collision repair; insurance; OEM vehicle manufacturers; equipment, tools, and supplies; education, training, and research; and related industry services. James Roach (American Honda Motor Company) will lead as Chair of the Executive Committee. In addition, the following will serve on the Executive Committee: Timothy O’Day, Gerber Collision & Glass (Vice Chair); Ron Vincenzi, Oakland Auto Body, A Cook’s Collision Company (Treasurer); Mark Woirol, Tech-Cor (Secretary); Kyle Thompson, USAA (Member-At-Large); Mark Allen, Audi of America (Member-At-Large); and Joseph Laurentino, National General Insurance Company (Immediate Past Chair).


The remaining Directors include – Mark Algie, 3M; Stacy Bartnik, ITW Evercoat, Education Foundation Representative; John Donley, IAnet; John Eck, General Motors Company; Daniel Friedman, Enterprise Holdings; Jim Guthrie, Car Crafters Inc.; Tim Hession, GEICO; Robert Hills, Universal Technical Institute (UTI); Sandee Lindorfer, Allstate Insurance Company; Richard Perry, Chief Automotive Technologies; Roy Schnepper, Butler’s Collision Inc.; Randy Stabler, Pride Collision Centers Inc.; Marcy Tieger, Symphony Advisors LLC; Gary Wano, GW & Son Auto Body, Inc.; and Michele Wyatt, Mutual of Enumclaw Insurance Company.


Jim Roach, Chair of the I-CAR International Board of Directors stated, “Every vehicle owner expects that their collision-damaged vehicle will be properly and safely repaired. Our industry is obliged to meet these expectations. And an ever-changing and more sophisticated vehicle technology compels I-CAR to work even harder to make sure that our Industry has the information, knowledge and skills required to perform complete, safe and quality repairs. The I-CAR Board of Directors is resolutely committed to this important goal.”


The overall strategic direction for I-CAR is set by the Board of Directors. In addition, the Board of Directors also assists in obtaining resources in support of the I-CAR Mission.


Joe Laurentino Given Founder's Award


Joe Laurentino, Immediate Past Chairman of the I-CAR® International Board of Directors, was awarded the Founder’s Award for his dedication and service to I-CAR at the event.


Laurentino has served on the I-CAR International Board of Directors since 2010, serving in various roles on the I-CAR Executive Committee before serving as Chairman in 2015-2016.


“It has been an honor to serve on the I-CAR Board of Directors during these exciting yet challenging times,” said Laurentino. “The pace of technological change will continue to accelerate in the coming years and I am confident that I-CAR is uniquely positioned to meet the training and informational needs of our industry.”


He is currently Vice President, Material Damage for National General Insurance Company (NGIC) where he is responsible for developing and refining national material damage philosophy, structure, objectives, and best practices. He oversees the management of all material damage personnel, contracted vendors and partners, and provides industry insight and direction to the senior management group and business leaders.


Laurentino is a CIC Gold Pin Member and serves on a variety of industry committees and advisory boards. In addition, he is I-CAR Platinum™ and participates in a variety of other volunteer activities within his community.


“It is an honor to present the Founder’s Award to Joe Laurentino,” said Roach. “Over the years, Joe has consistently been nothing less than an indispensable asset to the I-CAR Board of Directors, serving always with total commitment to the I-CAR Mission and Vision.”

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