2019 National Auto Body Council Board of Directors
(Front row, l-r) Darren Huggins, Joe Amodei, Anthony Natale, Elizabeth Clark. (Middle Row) Debbie Teter, Elizabeth Stein, Kerry Angers, Arlo Johnson, Gene Lopez, Keith Egan. (Backrow) Kevin Creegan, Bill Mayer, Keith Bell, Barry Barbee, Doug Schlueter, Clint Marlow. Not pictured: Gerald Poirier, Domenic Brusco, Luke Harris, Michael Jordan, Herb Lieberman, Joseph O’Neill.
|Darren Huggins, Chairman||exp. 10/18||Berkshire Hathaway Automotiveemail@example.com|
|Keith Egan, Vice Chair of Community Involvement||exp. 10/17||Colours, Inc & Collision Equipment Company||903 Easton Road, Warrington, PA firstname.lastname@example.org||www.gocolours.com||Keith has been on the distribution side of the collision repair industry for 35 years, in the time he has grown to love the industry and being a Board Member of the National Auto Body Council. National Auto Body Council has shown Keith how to help others who need a hand up in life, while fulfilling a desire to help others. When he is not working he takes great pride supporting the dreams of his children, twins Rachel and Ryan. Seeing them grow into adults has been the achievement of his life. “I never really wanted much for myself, it is my family that has driven me to the level off success I currently enjoy” His wife Debbie has taught him how to love and be loved and for that he will always cherish her and their relationship. The people he stands besides on the National Auto Body Council have become his family, they continue to show him there are no limitations when it comes to helping others.|
|Kerry Angers, Vice Chair of Industry Involvement||exp. 10/18||Enterprise Holdings|| 600 Corporate Park Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63105
|email@example.com||Director, Manufacturer & Collision Repair Business Development, North America
Kerry began his career with Enterprise in the DFW market in 1990. Kerry held the positions of Branch, Area and Regional Rental Manager during his time in the DFW market. Kerry moved to St. Louis in 2006 to join the Insurance Replacement Team as a National Marketing Manager. Kerry was named Director, Insurance Replacement Division in 2012. In this role Kerry managed relationships with the top ten insurance carries in the U. S. In November of this year, Kerry was promoted to his current position of Director, Manufacturer & Collision Repair Business Development, North America.
|Elizabeth Clark, Treasurer||exp. 10/19||State Farm Insurance||One State Farm Plaza, A4, Bloomington, IL 61710||309-735-0253||Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org||Over the last 22 years, Elizabeth’s professional energies have centered on auto claims, vendor management, and leadership. For six years, she led the auto salvage program for State Farm. Through that role, she centralized State Farm’s vehicle donation process and formalized a channel to provide vehicles for the National Auto Body Council’s FREE™ and Recycled Rides™ initiatives. Elizabeth now leads a team that focuses on automotive technical research and provides excellent service to State Farm’s internal customers while she also deepens her understanding of the collision repair industry.
Elizabeth has served on the National Auto Body Council Board of Directors since 2013 and is in her third year as an officer on the board. As current Vice Chair of Industry Development, she has taken a lead role in revitalizing the membership value proposition and is deeply committed to the mission and vision of the National Auto Body Council. Elizabeth is a CIC Gold Pin member and an active member of the Women’s Industry Network (WIN) Outreach Committee.
Elizabeth holds a degree in Finance from Illinois State University and resides in Bloomington, Illinois.
|Doug Schlueter, Secretary||exp. 10/19||I-CARemail@example.com||Doug has over 25 years of industry experience with sales and management leadership positions with Enterprise, Hertz, Insurance Auto Auctions, Copart and I-CAR. Doug is currently the National MSO Manager with I-CAR and currently resides in Overland Park, KS with his wife, Kristin, and their three daughters. Doug’s hobbies include golf and presidential history.|
|Barry Barbee, Director At-Large||exp. 10/18||Peddlefirstname.lastname@example.org||Barry is a proven consulting and sales leader with a diverse 30-year career in design and implementing technology, adjusting, appraisal and salvage solutions to the auto and property insurance industry. He brings a unique insight and expertise to salvage operations after founding an independent auto auction network.
Born and raised in Sycamore, Georgia, Barry spent his youth as an apprentice in his father’s collision shop and still enjoys restoring both cars and antique furniture to this day. After joining the US ARMY and serving (an Operation Desert Shield Veteran), was honorably discharged; he began his professional career at Mitchell International. He became a Board Member of the National Auto Body Council, chairing the Trade Show Committee, is a multi-year Gold Pin Member of the Collision Industry Foundation and is a member of the Automotive Recyclers Association.
Barry is a father of two sons, a Jeep off-road enthusiast, is happiest near the ocean and is actively involved with the Scottish Rite, having received the Pillar of Charity award twice. Barry is the co-founder of the C.H.A.N.G.E. Foundation – a non-profit think tank that collectively has raised over $3 million for nonprofits that were stalled and needed an extra push and energy. His push in life is to do as much good as possible, filling the conduit of life with good. His personal mantra is Do Well. Do Good. Feel Good.
|Domenic Brusco, Immediate Past Chair||exp. 10/18||PPG Automotive Refinish||1 PPG Place – 38S, Pittsburgh, PA email@example.com||http://us.ppgrefinish.com/PPG-Refinish/home.aspx||For the past 35 years, Domenic has worked in the automotive and industrial coatings industry and the last 30 years for PPG. He joined PPG as a refinish territory manager in Boston, Massachusetts and has held several sales and management positions of increasing responsibility; including OEM and dealer business development manager, regional sales manager, insurance and services market manager, CEI insurance services director, and his current role of Sr. Manager of Industry Relations and MVP Business Solutions.
Domenic’s talents have been utilized through his knowledge of the collision industry, high profile client relationships and strategic business solutions. His drive, performance, expertise and reputation as a consistent industry achiever have led him to continual growth at PPG and within the collision industry associations. In his current role, Domenic works with various industry leaders to identify and seek solutions to business challenges that the automotive aftermarket industry faces. Domenic has served on the Board of Directors of the National Auto Body Council (NABC) for the past 8 years, currently in his second term as Chairman, a former Trustee and Treasurer of the Collision Repair Education Foundation and is a multi-year Gold Pin member of CIC.
Domenic studied business management and computer science at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
|Joe Amodei||exp. 10/18||Caliber Collision||631-475-1122×firstname.lastname@example.org||Joe Amodei, Founder and President of The Collision Centers of New York and Long Island’s only regional MSO, started in the early 80’s in the automotive industry working for a highline dealership and eventually started his own used car dealership in 1989 with service and a body shop.He eventually focused on just collision repairs in 1997. 0pened 2nd location in 2007 and 3rd location in 2012 and May 2015 he opened his 4th location. Joe has over 60 employees.
Joe has plans on growing on Long Island for the next 3-5 years. Amodei also has both his son’s Joe and Chris whom are area managers and are a big part of his growth plan.
Joe’s values have always been “Take care of the customer and the customer will always come back”.
Joe has developed a different work culture to a standard repair process and made the shops more efficient and has developed a great new infrastructure of people and processes within the business that has allowed us to continue to grow in the future. Joe credits the company’s growth to a culture focused on three things: quality repairs, earning customer trust through outstanding service, and industry leading cycle time.
Joe has been a member of the National Auto Body council since 2008 and has an ongoing commitment to the recycled rides program. A member of The Long Island Auto Body repairman’s association that has helped gift over 20 vehicles since 2008. Joe is also on ASA Collision Operation committee.
|Keith Bell||Axaltaemail@example.com||Keith Bell is the North American Distribution and Industry Relations Director for Axalta Coating Systems. Bell has worked in the automotive aftermarket around the globe for over 30-years serving in various senior leadership roles in sales, marketing, training, strategic accounts, and distribution for (3) three leading global chemical and coatings companies.
Bell’s career has focused on distribution, business strategy and channel management and today he is regarded as one of the automotive paint industry’s leading authorities in the field of aftermarket distribution. He is a current board member and past Chairman (2014-2016) of Paint, Body and Equipment Specialists (PBES), and current member of the Auto Care Association / AAPEX . He is also an active member of the Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) and Collision Industry Conference (CIC) where he has served on various subcommittees.
|Kevin Creegan||Saint-Gobainfirstname.lastname@example.org||Kevin Creegan is a Sales and Sales Management professional to the Collision Repair Industry with over twenty-five years’ experience in sales, application, and technical training for adhesives, fasteners, body hardware, and automotive appearance products. Throughout his career Kevin has held Leadership positions at Kent Industries, Malco Products, LORD Corporation, and has recently joined Saint Gobain Automotive Aftermarket as National Accounts Manager.
Kevin has been a member of CIC for years and has also attended many SCRS meetings and training on behalf of LORD Corporation. In addition, Kevin is active with I-CAR both as a contributor and instructor through the I-CAR Industry Training Alliance.
Kevin is currently a member of NABC, and was instrumental in having LORD Corporation join the organization five or six years ago.
For the past few years Kevin has worked with NABC Chairperson Marie Peevy on the Awards Committee and played an active role in recognizing exceptional collision repair professionals in the communities in which they live.
Kevin attended John Carroll University in Cleveland Ohio, where he lives with his wife Susan. Kevin and Susan have five grown children and one grandchild, with another on the way in December.
|Luke Harris||USAAemail@example.com||Luke joined USAA in 2017 as AVP, Innovation. Luke and team leverage the latest
industry and member insights to deliver world-class experiences for USAA’s members and employees while driving significant market differentiation in support of USAA’s Standard of Innovation.
Luke started his insurance career as a Claim Representative with Progressive in 2004. He held a variety of leadership positions during his 10+ years at Progressive prior to joining innovative startup pay-per-mile insurer, Metromile in 2014.
At Metromile, Luke led the strategy, development, implementation, and oversight of Metromile’s claims program from initial concept to full-scale production with a focus
on maximizing process efficiency and developing industry-leading technology.
Luke’s interest in the NABC was sparked when organizing and serving as Master of Ceremonies for a Recycled Rides / Keys to Progress Veterans Day event. His interest
is heightened by the strong mission alignment of preventing losses and saving lives by reducing distracted driving and serving those who serve us.
Luke received a B.S. in Marketing from Baker University where he played basketball for the Wildcats and met his beautiful wife, Brittany. Brittany and Luke are blessed
with 4 amazing children: Maverick (2008), twins Hawk and Noelle (2010), and Boomer (2017).
|Arlo Johnson||exp. 10/18||CARSTARfirstname.lastname@example.org||Arlo Johnson is a franchising executive with diverse experience in the automotive and QSR industry. His specialties include financing and growth strategies for franchises, as well as developing plans to assist them with operational improvement. Johnson joined Driven Brands as Vice president of Development in July of 2014 where he lead the development of over 100 new automotive franchise locations. Currently, Johnson is the Vice President of Insurance at CARSTAR a Driven Brands portfolio company, a position he has held since January 2016. Prior to Driven, Johnson spent ten years with Burger King in a number of leadership positions, most recently serving as the Director of Franchise Performance. In this role, he was the Field operations team leader for the Burger King Brand in the Southeast region. His responsibilities included propelling annual restaurant sales of over $400M, leading Operations Excellence initiatives in over 400 restaurants, developing franchise businesses in terms of unit growth and profitability, and negotiating and consulting franchise business acquisitions and divestitures. Johnson was raised in Miami, Florida where he attended the University of Miami earning a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance as well as an MBA.|
|Michael Jordan||exp. 10/17||Manchester Collision Center||150 John Devine Dr., Manchester, NH email@example.com||Michael Jordan, Vice President/General Manager of Manchester Collision Center, has been in the collision industry for 30 years. He has been actively involved with the National Auto Body Council since 2010, after seeing a Recycled Rides event and knew he wanted to be a part of this community service program. He currently serves as chair of tab’s First Responder Extrication Program.|
|Herb Lieberman||LKQ Corp||(614) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Gene Lopez||Seidner’s Collision Centersemail@example.com||Gene Lopez is the Director of Development and Training at Seidner’s Collision Centers, where Gene develops procedures, processes, environmental compliance programs, and training programs. Gene has worked in the Collision Repair Industry for 25 years. He began his career with A. D’Angelo & Sons in 1992, in 1998 he began working for Seidner’s Collision
Centers. In 2009 Gene was asked to join the I-CAR Field Operations team where he was Regional and National Field Operations Manager for seven years. In May 2016 Gene returned to work for Seidner’s Collision Centers.
Gene is currently the Co-Chairman of the NABC Distracted Driver Initiative, he also Co-Chairs the Education & Training Committee for the CIC and he Chairs the Education Committee for the CAA. He is the recipient of the 1999 Tom Babcox Memorial Scholarship, the 2010 California Autobody Association Member of the Year, He holds the Automotive Management Institute’s Accredited Master Automotive Manager designation and is a life-long learner. Gene lives in Glendora, CA with his wife Kristin, daughters Catalina and Carly. He has two sons, Anthony & Allyn, and three beautiful grandchildren; Anthony, Abel &
Ariana. He enjoys cigars, a good glass of whiskey, a game of golf and is a Triathlete looking forward to his first Ironman event.
|Clint Marlow||exp. 10/19||Allstate Claims||2775 Sanders Rd B1S
Northbrook, IL 60062
|Bill Mayer||exp. 10/19||Insurance Auto Auctions||2 Westbrook Corporate Center, Ste 500, Westchester, IL 60154||Bmayer@IAAI.com||Bill Mayer started his 33 year career at GEICO on the Liability side and was asked to transition to the Auto Physical Damage side. He was promoted to the Assistant Vice President of Auto Physical Damage. He was responsible for the policies and procedures followed by the adjusters, the Training Center, Rental, Glass and the Review Team. Mayer helped develop the current Auto Repair Express program. While at GEICO Mayer was a member of the Mitchell Insurance Advisory Board, the Mitchell Industry (Insurers and shops) Advisory Board, the CCC Insurance Advisory Council, The Motors Industry Advisory Board, the Copart Advisory Board, the I-CAR Board of Directors and the PCIAA Physical Damage Subcommittee which I chaired. He sat on the I-CAR BOD for 7 years and was the Chairman in 1995/1996. During his time at GEICO he started attending the National Auto Body Council meetings.
In 2005 Mayer retired from GEICO and took a position with Insurance Auto Auctions. He was the Director of Industry Relations. While with them he was elected to his first term on the National Auto Body Council Board. Mayer helped launch the Recycled Rides program and became the Director of Procurement for many years. He was able to convince many insurer contacts to donate vehicles to the program. Mayer was with IAA for 11 years having just retired with them last year. He is now a consultant for them.
Mayer attended St. John’s University where he received a BS in Management. He is a US Army veteran having served 2 years on active duty (inductee) and 12 years in the Reserves (voluntarily). He obtained the rank of SFC (E-7).
Mayer resides in Odenton Maryland with his wife.
|Anthony Natale||exp. 10/17||Dent Concepts, Inc.||firstname.lastname@example.org||Anthony Natale is President at Natalco Enterprises, a holding company that supports various well-established companies in the Claims and Automotive Aftermarket Industry. Anthony has devoted the last 20 years to pioneering and acquiring new businesses, both in the Auto and Property Claims industries.
His recent activities include; President of Dent Concepts, Board of Directors at the National Auto Body Council, and a contributor to the curriculum development for PDR at I-CAR.
As President of Natalco, Anthony continues to be innovative; along with creating industry awareness about repair methods, best practices, and market trends.
Currently, Anthony co-chairs the Distracted Driving Initiative (DDI) for the National Auto Body Council. During his tenure at NABC, he has assisted with the refacing of the Initiative from infancy to a well-recognized program. DDI targets the nation’s communities to provide a community based program.
|Gerald Poirier||Farmers Insuranceemail@example.com|
|Elizabeth Stein||exp. 10/19||VP of Industry Relations, Assured Performance Network||8105 Irvine Ctr. Dr. Ste. 800
Irvine, CA 92618
|Debbie Teter||Garmat USA||1401 W. Stanford Ave., Englewood, CO, firstname.lastname@example.org||Debbie Teter is the Marketing Director and National Account Manager for Garmat USA. Having started in 2010, she considers herself a relative newbie in the industry. She knew she was “home” the day she interviewed for the job, and her love of the industry grew as she met more customers, interacting with not only shop owners, but industry partners. Every facet of the industry is focused on the customer, and the idea of family seems to permeate throughout.
Debbie has been a member of the NABC for two years. Recycled Rides was the major draw, she has witnessed first hand how the gift of transportation can change a life, As an experienced Marketing Professional she will bring to the board her skills in many methodologies including communications, branding, research and event planning.
At home, Debbie is highly involved in community programs, and was Board Chair for the South Westminster Arts Group from 2009-2015 This group brought art experiences and education to the low income communities in Westminster, Co. Under her tenure she helped secure funding and brought to life programs that included sculpture in the park, community festivals and free art education for children. Debbie is also part of the Heart of Westminster, a citizen’s group protecting the rights of homeowners in her neighborhood. The groups acts as a catalyst to city government to ensure the under-served in the neighborhoods of South Westminster have a voice in local government decisions. In addition, Debbie was also instrumental in the creation of the newly formed Inclusivity Board in Westminster, having served on the Inclusivity Task Force.
Debbie and her husband spend their free time working on their house, which they affectionately call the money pit. It is an 1885 Victorian Shingle Home located in Westminster Colorado.
|Domenic Brusco (2016-2017)||PPG Automotive Refinish||1 PPG Place – 38S, Pittsburgh, PA email@example.com||http://us.ppgrefinish.com/PPG-Refinish/home.aspx||For the past 34 years, Domenic has worked in the automotive and industrial coatings industry and the last 29 years for PPG. He joined PPG as a refinish territory manager in Boston, Massachusetts and has held several sales and management positions of increasing responsibility; including OEM and dealer business development manager, regional sales manager, insurance and services market manager, CEI insurance services director, and his current role of Sr. Manager of Industry Relations and MVP Business Solutions.Domenic’s talents have been utilized through his knowledge of the collision industry, high profile client relationships and strategic business solutions. His drive, performance, expertise and reputation as a consistent industry achiever have led him to continual growth at PPG and within the collision industry associations. In his current role, Domenic works with various industry leaders to identify and seek solutions to business challenges that the automotive aftermarket industry faces.Domenic has served on the Board of Directors of the National Auto Body Council (NABC) for the past 6 years and currently as Chairman, is a Trustee and Treasurer of the Collision Repair Education Foundation and is a multi-year Gold Pin member of CIC.Domenic studied business management and computer science at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and resides with his family in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.|
|Nick Notte (2014-2015)||I-CAR||847-463-5286||815-814-6435||847-463-5486||Nick.Notte@i-car.com||Nick Notte began his insurance career with the Allstate Insurance Company on the east coast in 1981, amassing an extensive background in auto, casualty and property claims to include SIU. His career since includes leadership positions at Allstate, including management roles at Tech-Cor, a wholly owned subsidiary of Allstate, Mitchell International, and Nobilas Claim and Fleet Solutions. Notte served as President of Sterling Auto Body Centers, once the fourth largest collision multi-shop operator in the industry, until its sale in June of 2014. His responsibilities included all areas of operation for the 62 store, 16 state network of collision repair centers. Notte is currently partner, executive vice president and chief operating officer of International Paintless Dent Repair.|
|Brandon Devis (2013)||Clariant|
|Stacy Bartnik (2011-2012)||Intertek||1249 Jack Pine Court, Palatine, IL firstname.lastname@example.org||Stacy Bartnik currently holds the position of Industry Relations Manager at Intertek. In her current role she is responsible for educating the industry on CAPA Certified Parts. Prior to joining Intertek she was an Business Development Manager for ITW Evercoat where she was responsible for providing value added services to Evercoat customers. Stacy was the Executive Director for Team PRP which represents 135 recyclers prior to joining ITW Evercoat. She was also previously CARSTAR’s Vice President of Operations.|
|George Avery (2009-2010)||Avery LLC||1804 Pinnacle Lane, Edmond, Oklahoma, email@example.com||George began his career in the auto body repair industry working as an auto body technician and painter in Southern California.
George retired from State Farm Insurance after 37 years of service. During his career George was responsible for developing and delivering auto estimating curriculum for auto estimating personnel and management companywide. George also provided guidance and direction to claims management in multiple states and served as the State Farm spokesperson to the auto repair industry.
George is a Past President of the National Auto Body Council. George has chaired both the Tradeshow Committee and First Responders Emergency Extrication (FREE) committees.
George has served on the Collision Industry Foundation (CIF) Board of Trustees, is a Past Chairman of the Collision Industry Conference (CIC), and a recipient of the Hall of Eagles award for his efforts in the auto body repair industry.
George speaks at local, national, and international industry events providing insight on auto body repair issues and providing quality Customer Service.
|Russell Thrall III (2007-2008)||Collision Week/I-CAR||PO Box 538, Tannersville, PA firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Guy Bargnes (2005-2006)||Painters Supply & Equipment Co.||25195 Brest Rd., Taylor, MI email@example.com|
|Doug Webb (2003-2004)||CSi Complete||8080 Corporate, Plain City, OH firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Marco Grossi (2001-2002)||Collision Craftsmen||15930 – 23 Mile Road, Macomb Township, MI email@example.com|
|Ed Dollar (1999-2000)||424 S. 35th, Tacoma, WA 98418||253-278-1008||Halmac1936@reachone.com|
|Lorene Lombardi (1998)|
|Tom Welsh (1997)||Crockett’s Permier Auto Body||900 San Pablo Avenue, Pinole, CA firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Chuck Sulkala (1995-1996)||12 Carriage Lane, Walpole, MA 02081||617-803-1120||617-522-8661|| Charles S. “Chuck” Sulkala, founder and current Executive Director of the National Auto Body Council, is a widely recognized speaker and spokesperson for the collision repair industry. Having been involved with a 65-year-old family-owned business in Boston, MA. for the last 45 years, he is certainly no stranger to the challenges and opportunities facing the industry. His industry leadership positions including:
Sulkala has been honored as “Man of the Year” by the Massachusetts Auto Body Association and “Collision Executive of the Year” by Body Shop Business magazine, as well as received the “Industry Achievement Award” from the Society of Collision Repair Specialists. He was also named Trustee Emeritus by the I-CAR Educational Foundation; Honorary Life Member of NABC; a Hall of Eagles recipient; recognized with the ASA 2001 Humanitarian Award, and Auto Body Repair News recognized him as one of the Collision Industry’s 25 Movers and Shakers of the 20th Century. His highest honor was as the first recipient of the Collision Industry Conference, Chairman’s Award recognizing a lifetime of service to the collision industry. In addition, he has also been recognized by ABRN for a Lifetime Achievement Award as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award from SCRS.
2019 National Auto Body Council Committees
|Recycled Rides™||Doug Schlueter
|Recycled Rides™ for Schools||Bob Medved
|First Responder Emergency Extrication™||Michael Jordan
Group 1 Automotive
|Distracted Driving||Gene Lopez
Seidners Collision Center
Automotive Training Coordinators LLC
Insurance Auto Auctions
|Marketing & Communications||Barry Barbee
|Fund Raising||Gerry Poirer
Collision Repair Education Foundation
|Board Orientation||Stacy Bartnik