National Auto Body Council Elects New Board Members, Confirms Current Board Members at 2018 SEMA Show

LAS VEGAS (November 7, 2018) – At the 2018 SEMA Show, the National Auto Body Council held its annual meeting and board elections.  In addition to re-electing three board members whose terms were expiring, it also welcomed four new members to the National Auto Body Council Board.
 
Attendees at the NABC annual meeting had an opportunity to vote on the board members to guide the organization forward over the next three years.  Newly elected board members include:
Keith Bell, North American Distribution and Industry Relations Director, Axalta Coating Systems
Kevin Creegan, National Accounts Manager, Saint Gobain Automotive Aftermarket    
Luke Harris, Assistant Vice President, Innovation, USAA
Gene Lopez, Director of Development and Training, Seidner’s Collision Centers

The re-elected board members include:
Joe Amodei, Development Manager, Caliber Collision
Barry Barbee, Innovation and Industry Relations, Peddle
Darren Huggins, National Collision Center Director, Berkshire Hathaway Automotive

The will join the NABC board members who are continuing their terms, including:
Kerry Angers, Assistant Vice President, OEM Sales, Enterprise Holdings
Domenic Brusco, President, BRUSCO Systems, LLC
Keith Egan, National Account Manager / Betatag Innovations
Elizabeth Clark, Vendor Management & Strategy Manager, State Farm Insurance
Arlo Johnson, Vice President, Sales, CARSTAR
Michael Jordan, Collision Director, IRA Collision Center
Herb Lieberman, Industry Liaison, LKQ Corporation
Clint Marlow, Director - Claims Innovation and Customer Experience
Bill Mayer, Contractor, Insurance Auto Auctions
Anthony Natale, President, Dent Concepts
Joseph O’Neill, Jr., President, South Avenue Body & Fender, Inc.
Gerry Poirier,National APD Strategy Manager, Farmers Insurance
Doug Schlueter, Principal, MSO Business Development, I-CAR
Elizabeth Stein, VP of Industry Relations, Assured Performance Network
Debbie Teter, Marketing Director/National Account Manager, Garmat USA

The NABC membership also issued a vote of confidence in the NABC Leadership through the re-election of the NABC Executive Committee:
Darren Huggins – Chairman
Keith Egan – Vice-Chair of Community Relations
Kerry Angers – Vice-Chair of Industry Relations
Doug Schlueter – Secretary
Elizabeth Clark – Treasurer
Domenic Brusco – Immediate Past Chair
Barry Barbee – Director-at-Large
 

“We have accomplished a great deal in 2018 and set the trajectory for the next several years,” said Bill Garoutte, President and CEO of the National Auto Body Council. “We look forward to working with our volunteer board members – both new and returning – to continue to build positive awareness for our NABC members and enhance the foundation of the wonderful institution of The National Auto Body Council. Also, we thank these board members for their commitment of time and resources to help advance our important cause.”
 
ABOUT THE NATIONAL AUTO BODY COUNCIL
The National Auto Body Council is the premier organization of collision industry partners dedicated to strategic networking opportunities that positively change lives in the communities we serve. The collaborative membership of the National Auto Body Council has gifted 1,800 vehicles, provided extrication opportunities for over 1,000 First Responders and contributed to thousands of distracted driving pledges in communities through NABC Recycled Rides™, First Responder Emergency Extrication (F.R.E.E.™) and the Distracted Driving Initiative.  That effort equates to a 4:1 ROI in dollar value delivered from NABC membership dollars. The National Auto Body Council is changing the paradigm of how the collision industry works and is viewed. For more information, visit www.NationalautoBodyCouncil.org.

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