Reprinted From: Autobody News
The collision repair industry recently had the opportunity to attend the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) open board meeting, held virtually in July.
“The open meeting was for anyone wishing to learn more about the current state of the association’s activities and pressing industry topics,” said Aaron Schulenburg, executive director.
Open to association members and non-members, the meeting included updates and presentations from SCRS staff and committees outlining current initiatives. The agenda also featured guest presentations and comments from industry colleagues.
The following is a summary of some of the highlights from the meeting, which included a presentation about GM’s ADAS document, information about data privacy and the SCRS award-winning Blueprint Optimization Tool (BOT).
At the start of the meeting, Schulenburg announced SCRS would be holding a live electronic vote of board members for the first time. Following the meeting, the winners were announced. They included the incumbent, Amber Alley of Barsotti’s Body and Fender; Tony Adams of Weaver’s Auto Center; and John Mosley of Clinton Body Shop. All three will sit on SCRS’s board of directors for the next three years.
“We had five outstanding candidates,” said Brett Bailey, SCRS chairman of the board. “The wealth of knowledge that each of them has is off the charts. Whoever wins the election in those three spots will do a great job.”
Since the start of the pandemic, Schulenburg said the situation has impacted every one of its member businesses. As a result, the organization has strived to offer guidance and assistance to members.
“It certainly has been something that has taken a significant amount of focus,” he said. “We all feel fortunate that SCRS has a role of support for its members and we have taken a lot of great pride in doing that.”
During his executive director’s report, Schulenburg shared some of the COVID-19 resources the organization provides on the SCRS website, which includes information about workplace preparation and health, and financial aid and relief.
He also mentioned the organization’s involvement with other entities and industries to help drive the industry forward. These include notable groups such as the American Society of Association Executives, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Federation of Independent Business, as well as newly-formed coalitions like the America’s Recovery Fund Coalition.