VeriFacts Automotive announced the winner of its inaugural Dale Delmege Award, a segment of its Achievement in Collision Repair Excellence (ACE) Awards, on Nov. 6 at CIC in Las Vegas. Dale Delmege spoke briefly and presented the award to Paul Krauss, owner of Craftsman Auto Body of Chantilly, based in Sterling, VA. Craftsman is a a third generation, family-owned collision repairer with multiple locations across Virginia.
In presenting the award, Delmege said, “I have known Paul Krauss for many years and have always known the commitment to excellence he has instilled in his people,” said Delmege. “The fact that Craftsman Auto Body continues to grow and maintains their level of performance speaks directly to the leadership shown by the entire operation.”
The Dale Delmege Award recognizes the significant and lasting contributions of Dale Delmege throughout each segment of the collision repair industry, and will recognize a collision repair center consistently producing and delivering verified repair quality.
“I know of few people as committed to, and influential in, their pursuit of the long term betterment of our industry than Dale Delmege,” said Farzam Afshar, CEO of VeriFacts.
“I am pleased to be able to recognize the scale of Dale’s contributions over the years by naming our ACE Award for the exceptional collision repair center the Dale Delmege Award.”
Dale Delmege has been Collision Industry Conference Chairman 1999–2000, and a Lifetime Member (since 2001) of the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS). He is a Hall of Eagles member and a National Auto Body Council Founding Member and Director, as well as a CIECA Founding Member, Director, and Chairman.