In his new role, Risley will work closely with Ron Pyle, ASA president and chief staff executive, and the national staff based in Texas, while maintaining an office in Chicago, IL.
“We are excited that Dan has accepted our offer to join the ASA family,” said Pyle. “We’ve collaborated on many projects over the past decade and I’ve always respected his professionalism and quest to do the right thing.”
Risley, who has served the industry in many roles throughout his career, comes to ASA from Allstate Insurance Co. where he was a market claims manager.
“I’m thankful for the opportunity to represent ASA and its membership,” said Risley. “Ron, the board and I will be aggressively pursuing resolutions to the most pressing issues adversely impacting our mechanical and collision repair members. Bringing closure to longstanding issues such as arbitrarily reducing the refinish time on repaired panels is just one of several key areas the association will address in 2013. From parts quality issues to legislative activities at the grassroots level, I’m eager to serve on behalf of all ASA members.”
Ron Nagy, AAM, ASA chairman and owner Nagy’s Collision Centers in Ohio, said, “Having two leaders in our association that possess the complementary skill sets that Ron and Dan possess, clearly positions ASA in an industry leadership role for many years to come.”
Risley will officially begin his new role as executive vice president when he visits ASA headquarters March 18.