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Wednesday, 07 November 2012 21:37

National Auto Body Council Announces 2013 Board

The National Auto Body Council (NABC) is pleased to announce and extend congratulations to its roster of officers that were elected at the organization’s annual meeting, held in conjunction with NACE, on Wednesday, October 10 in New Orleans.

The National Auto Body Council executive officers for the new year, elected by the new board as proscribed by NABC bylaws, are:
President: Brandon Devis (Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes)
Vice President: Elizabeth Stein (Assured Performance Network)
Secretary: Rick Tuuri (Audatex, a Solera company)
Treasurer: Fred Iantorno (CIECA)
Director-at-Large: Nick Notte (Sterling Autobody Centers)
Immediate Past President: Stacy Bartnik (CARSTAR Automotive)

The National Auto Body Council also welcomes re-elected board members Michael Quinn (Caliber Collision Centers) and Domenic Brusco (PPG Industries, Inc.). It should be noted that executive officers Rick Tuuri and Nick Notte are re-elected board members, as well.

New board members include Jim Ocampo (DuPont Performance Coatings), Petra Schroeder (DuPont Performance Coatings) and Jon Faris (Enterprise Rent-A-Car).

Departing board members who had previously chosen to not seek reelection include Dwight Howard (APU Solutions), Bill Garoutte (BDGA), and Bruce Cooley (DuPont Performance Coatings). It should be noted that Bruce has been the longest serving Board member. Each of these distinguished individuals were recognized during the election, and given plaques of appreciation for their service.

National Autobody Council committee chairs include:
Awards: Kent Seavey (Hertz Corporation)
Distracted Driving: Mark Lovell (Precision Collision Auto Body)
FREE: Michael Jordan (Manchester Collision Center) and Margaret Keith (Northwest CARSTAR)
Fundraising: Domenic Brusco (PPG) and David Merrell (PartsTrader)
In Language: Petra Schroeder (DuPont Performance Coatings)
Marketing: Craig Camacho (Keenan Auto Body)
Membership: Nick Notte (Sterling Autobody Centers)
Recycled Rides Vice-Chair: Jim Ocampo (DuPont Performance Coatings)
Recycled Rides Vice-Chair and Recycled Rides for Schools: Rick Tuuri (Audatex, a Solera Company) 

“The makeup of our 2013 board provides a strong thread of continuity and will add momentum to our current initiatives,” stated NABC Executive Director Chuck Sulkala. “At the same time, there is an infusion of fresh perspectives that will undoubtedly result in exciting new ideas as we go forward. It’s a nice mix, and we’re looking forward to having a productive year as we endeavor to serve the industry. I look forward to working with the group. We also would like to thank the departing board members for their many collective years of service. Congratulations are in order for all.”


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