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Thursday, 02 July 2015 17:49

RDA Spring Meeting in TX Features Former Nissan VP of Communications

RDA held their Spring Membership Meeting May 12th and 13th at the Hyatt Regency River Walk in San Antonio Texas. The two days included speakers, round table discussions and a trade show displaying the IMPACT Performance Products, which is RDA’s exclusive brand.

Keynote Speaker Jason Vines gave a compelling presentation on, "If You Think You're Immune to a Crisis, You're Nuts". Jason is a well-known author and speaker. He is the former VP of Communications for Nissan North America, Ford Motor Company, and Chrysler. 

Also speaking to the group was David Roberts of Focus Automotive Services Group. David spoke to the RDA members on Consolidation: “COPE, SURVIVE & THRIVE”. He co-founded Caliber Collision, the world’s first consolidator and now one of the “BIG Four” consolidators in the US.

Executive Director Robert McKenzie Jr. said, “The objective of our meeting was to provide valuable information with the emphasis being placed on future changes in the PBE distribution model and how distributors can best be prepared for such changes.”

We would like to thank all of our manufacturers who sponsored this event making it such a success.

RDA/IMPACT is the largest national group of refinish jobbers dedicated to providing quality services and products to their collision shops. RDA has 18 members, representing 188 locations. Members service over 3,800 collision centers throughout the United States. We represent a cross-section of all major refinish brands and do over $455 million in sales as a group, comprising around 17% of the refinish business nationwide.                    

Those interested in joining RDA/IMPACT should contact Robert McKenzie, Jr. directly at 731-217-9081731-217-9081 or via email at

For more information on RDA/IMPACT visit their web site at or contact Melisa Jolls at 908-251-5713908-251-5713 or email:

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