I-CAR Education Foundation Announces 2009 Board of Trustees

first_imgHOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – The I-CAR Education Foundation has announced its slate of Trustees and Executive Committee for 2009. The I-CAR Education Foundation is honored to have the following representatives on the Executive Committee:AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement ·    Chairman, Chris Evans — State Farm Insurance; ·    Vice Chairman, Doug Webb — CSi Complete; ·    Secretary, Bill Daly — Allstate Insurance Co.; ·    Treasurer, Chris Northup; ·    Member-At-Large, Steve Seidner — Seidner’s Collision Centers; ·    Member-At-Large, Terry Fortner — Nationwide Insurance; and ·    Immediate Past Chairman, Clark Plucinski, True2Form Collision Repair Centers. In addition to the Executive Committee, the Foundation Board of Trustees consists of: ·    Mark Algie – 3M Co.; ·    Joseph Allen – CCC Information Services Inc.; ·    Terry Angell – Warren Tech; ·    Guy Bargnes – BASF; ·    Mary Knapp – Dennis Technical Education Center; ·    Geralynn Kottschade – Jerry’s Body Shop Inc.; ·    Tim O’Day – Gerber Collision & Glass; ·    John Saia – Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc.; ·    Greg Settle – Mercedes-Benz; ·    Roland Taube – International Representative; and ·    John Ward – Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Trustee Emeriti consist of: ·    J. Laurence Costin – CCC Information Services Inc.; ·    Lirel Holt; ·    Frank McGiboney; ·    Chuck Sulkala – Acme Body and Paint Inc; and ·    the late Russell Verona – East Rockford Collision Center. “The Education Foundation has proven its unique ability to stimulate and support education in the collision repair industry,” said Chris Evans, chairman of the I-CAR Education Foundation Board of Trustees. “Last year we launched our first annual $100,000 effort of supporting students through Education Foundation scholarships, grants of curriculum to Career and Technical Schools and Colleges (CTSC) and continuing education for CTSC instructors. We believe it’s possible to illustrate to others that by getting involved and supporting the Education Foundation we can benefit the industry and our businesses directly.”Advertisement “Last year, our Board of Trustees took the I-CAR Education Foundation in a bold new direction and Messrs. Allen and O’Day and Ms. Knapp bring a wealth of knowledge and leadership to help guide us down this path,” said Scott Kruger, I-CAR Education Foundation executive director. “As we move to support and strengthen the collision repair education system, I look forward to working with and learning from these three respected professionals.” “I once again look forward to working with the Board, our wonderfully dedicated staff, and I-CAR to move the organization to the next level. There’s no stopping what the Education Foundation can do for students and local career and technical schools and colleges,” concluded Evans.last_img read more

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Double awards for City and Ashton Gate

first_imgAshton Gate Stadium won Best Operations Team while Mark Ashton was named Championship CEO of the year at the Honourable Artillery Company in London.It was a double honour for City and Ashton Gate Stadium, which successfully delivered a Summer Series of four concerts in the summer 2019 to further enhance its reputation as the premier sports, entertainment and business venue in the South West.Ashton Gate was shortlisted for best Operations Team alongside Accrington Stanley Football Club; Arsenal’s Travel, Events, Supporter Liaison Team; English Football League and Everton Football ClubMark Kelly, Managing Director of Ashton Gate Stadium, which was also nominated for Best Non-Match Day Use of Venue, said: “These awards are for all who work at Ashton Gate Stadium. We have such a dedicated and passionate team who consistently go above and beyond to make the stadium a 365-day destination, synonymous with quality and excellence.“Congratulations to Mark Ashton for his award and all at the football club for their support in helping us make the stadium and multiple sports team model a beacon of best practice in the industry.”As well as collecting the Championship CEO award, Ashton was shortlisted for the overall CEO award alongside Peter Moore (Liverpool FC), Gary Sweet (Luton Town), Carolyn Radford (Mansfield Town) and Alan Burrows (Motherwell). It was won on the night by Peter Moore.Mark Ashton said: “To be named Championship CEO of the year is a great honour and one that should be shared by everyone at this great football club who work tirelessly every day – everyone deserves credit. It’s also testament to Steve and Maggie Lansdown for their continued investment and backing to run this club in a fit, proper and successful way.“We are fortunate to call Ashton Gate Stadium our home and congratulations to Mark Kelly and his staff for their award. Their superb Operations Team ensures that our matchdays run smooth and I am fortunate to see every day what a great job they do on the wide range of events hosted at the stadium.”last_img read more

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CAFCC: Late Alalade Strike Sends Enyimba Into Quarters

first_imgEnyimba forward Wasiu Alalade scored late into added time to send his side into the quarterfinals of the CAF Confederation Cup (CAFCC) via a 1-0 win over CARA Brazzaville at the rejuvenated Enyimba International Stadium in Aba on Wednesday evening.The two-time African champions knew that only a win would guarantee a spot in the knockout stage.The Matchday 6 Group C clash against CARA was Enyimba’s first match at their home ground for three years.Several dignitaries, including the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President Amaju Pinnick were in attendance for the occasion.Enyimba dominated the game from the blast of the whistle but the team struggled to convert the chances created.The team improved after the break with captain Mfon Udoh going close by hitting the post on 80 minutes.Enyimba’s star man hit the post again with an added time freekick and it proved to be an important contribution after Flying Eagles star Alalade scored from the rebound off his freekick.With the victory, Enyimba finished as group winners ahead of CARA Brazzaville, who also qualify for the quarterfinals.In the other group game, Ivorian side Williamsville missed out on a knockout spot following the disappointing goalless draw at home to bottom club AC Djoliba of Mali.Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) giants Enyimba will next face Rayon Sport of Rwanda in a two-legged quarterfinal tie billed for next month, while their opponents take on USM Algers of Algeria.Relatedlast_img read more

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