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April 17, 2007

I-CAR PRESENTS AWARD AT SCRS 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Hoffman Estates, IL - April 17, 2007 - In honor of 25 years of excellence in the collision industry, I-CAR presented the I-CAR Industry Excellence award to the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS). I-CAR President & CEO Tom McGee presented the award to SCRS Executive Director Dan Risley, Wednesday, April 11, at the SCRS 25th Anniversary Celebration at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Atlanta, GA.

"We have been very fortunate to have had the presence and influence of SCRS for the past 25 years and as they celebrate their 25th anniversary, we send our sincere thank you and congratulations on this accomplishment," said Tom McGee, I-CAR President & CEO.  "I-CAR has been very fortunate to have SCRS representation on the I-CAR International Board of Directors, with leaders such as Chuck Sulkala, Gene Hamilton, Bill Wicklund, and Rex Womble serving as Chairman of I-CAR. It is through the work of organizations such as SCRS and its members that the collision industry continues to thrive in this ever changing world."

I-CAR Industry Excellence award presented to SCRS for 25 years of excellence in the industry.



I-CAR President & CEO Tom McGee (right) presents I-CAR Industry Excellence award to SCRS Executive Director Dan Risley (left).



Past I-CAR Board Chairmen and SCRS representation, pictured left to right: Gene Hamilton, Bill Wicklund, Rex Womble, and Chuck Sulkala.

"SCRS is honored to receive recognition of this magnitude from I-CAR," said SCRS Executive Director Dan Risley. "SCRS is extremely proud of the strong relationship between I-CAR and SCRS. In fact, SCRS National Director Chad Sulkala currently represents SCRS on I-CAR International Board of Directors Executive Committee which exemplifies the close ties between the two organizations. We look forward to working with I-CAR and collectively supporting the collision repair industry for another 25 years as "Working Together Is The Most Important Work We Do".

The SCRS 25th Anniversary Celebration was held April 10 and 11 and included an anniversary reception, dinner and recognition awards, a presentation on the McCarran Ferguson Act by attorney Trevor Hiestand from Harper, Waldon & Craig and a presentation on exotic metals by Dave Gruskos of Reliable Automotive Equipment. The association's annual meeting and elections also took place. The dinner reception honored all of the past SCRS chairpersons, former staff, founding members and John Loftus, the first SCRS executive director and one of the most influential individuals in the industry.

About SCRS

Through its direct members and 35 affiliate associations, SCRS is comprised of 6,000 collision repair businesses and 58,500 specialized professionals who work with consumers and insurance companies to repair collision-damaged vehicles.


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