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I-CAR elects Caliber Collision’s Paul Krauss to board

Krauss will serve a three-year term filling the board’s open large MSO collision repair seat

Hoffman Estates, Ill.—I-CAR (Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair) Board of Directors (Board) has announced the election of Paul Krauss, executive vice president of Caliber Collision Centers, to serve a three-year term filling the board’s open large MSO collision repair seat.

The board’s election process concluded on July 25 and Krauss will assume his new role immediately following the Aug. 24, I-CAR Board of Directors meeting.

I-CAR’s board of directors is composed of four representatives from the Collision Repair segment; three each from OEM and Insurance segments; and one each from Education; Equipment, Tool and Supply; and Related Services segments. The Collision Repair segment allocates one seat each to a single shop repairer; MSO (2-199 shops) and Large MSO (200+ shops), and one seat open to any size entity. At the board’s option, up to four hybrid seats can be added for requisite subject matter expertise.

“On behalf of I-CAR’s board of directors, I am thrilled to bring Paul’s incredible experience and perspectives from his very accomplished career within the collision repair industry as well as service with I-CAR’s Member Council, to the I-CAR Board of Directors,” said Kyle Thompson, Chair of I-CAR’s Board of Directors and Assistant Vice President – Property & Casualty – USAA.

“Paul is committed to keeping with our goal of operating a strategic Board, representing the key industry segments that I-CAR serves, while expanding and deepening the Board’s strategic insights and guidance during one of the most challenging, exciting and transformative eras of modern collision repair.”

I-CAR’s complete list of 2021/2022 board of director members:

  • Kyle Thompson, Chair
    USAA
  • Jim Guthrie, Vice Chair
    Car Crafters, Inc.
  • Chris Evans
    State Farm Insurance Co.
  • Dan Friedman
    Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
  • Mark Allen
    Audi of America
  • Jen Boyer
    Ford Motor Co.
  • Barry Dorn
    Dorn’s Body & Paint
  • Dean Fisher
    CARSTAR/Driven Brands
  • Jennifer Goforth
    General Motors
  • Patrick Hart
    New York Automotive & Diesel Institute
  • Sandee Lindorfer
    Allstate Insurance Company
  • Bill Shaw
    PPG

Added John Van Alstyne, I-CAR President & CEO: “I-CAR’s Board continues to collectively provide critical insights and guidance on behalf of the inter-industry, as we remain firmly committed to advancing I-CAR’s vision: ensuring complete, safe and quality repairs on behalf of the consumer.”

Thompson expressed his sincere appreciation to outgoing Board Member Tim O’ Day, president & CEO, Boyd Group Services, Inc., for his passion and dedication to I-CAR throughout his tenure, most notably while serving as Board Chair and then as Immediate Past Chair from 2018-2022.

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