Dave Brunori, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Matrix, has been elected to the Collision Repair Education Foundation I-CAR Board of Trustees. The mission of the Collision Repair Education Foundation is to secure and distribute charitable donations to support endeavors that promote, qualify, and properly train employees entering the collision industry.
Brunori brings over 29 years of experience in the vehicle refinish market and has been with Matrix System Automotive Finishes for 19 years. Matrix System Automotive Finishes, a division of Quest Specialty Coatings, is an aftermarket manufacturer of high quality paints, primers, hardeners, clearcoats and reducers. Brunori also currently serves on the Oakland County Technical Advisory Committee – Southwest Campus. Brunori holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry and a Master’s Degree in Operations Management.
Being named to the I-CAR Board of Trustees is a huge accomplishment. According to Brunori, “My passion today is to get involved in programs that drive philanthropic activities and bring awareness to the shortage of certified technicians we are facing today. I have been part of this great industry for almost three decades and it is time to give back.”
The ultimate goal of the Collision Repair Education Foundation is to create a future in which every entry-level technician hired will have graduated with the necessary skills and understanding of new technology to be well-trained, productive, and efficient employees from day one on the job. We are committed to helping the industry recruit and educate students of the highest caliber, and to increasing graduation rates in training programs. We are committed to making sure that students in every market have access to the very best collision repair education. And, most of all, we are committed to the future of our industry as a highly-skilled, rewarding career choice that provides jobs that won’t be outsourced, enhances the economic well-being of local communities, and saves lives.