The Hall of Eagles announced Thursday CCC Vice President Dan Risley, TenPoint Complete CEO Doug Webb and retired Herberts-DuPont-Axalta veteran executive turned “Collisionista” Petra Schroeder have been named to the collision industry’s hall of fame.
“The part of my business life that I loved the most was connecting with people, sharing experiences, learning and staying in contact. So, when I retired in 2016, it was an easy decision to stay involved and engaged in this industry and the wonderful people in it,” Schroeder said in a statement. “Today I am probably volunteering more than ever. However, this giving back is what keeps me going. And now to be recognized as an Inductee to the Hall of Eagles is such a great honor. When looking at the current Inductees, it’s hard to believe they allowed me to become a part of this group.”
The industry created the Hall of Eagles in 1989, and being named to its ranks is seen as the industry’s highest honor. Nominees must receive a two-thirds vote from all active members to be inducted, and some years pass without anyone being named to the body. The last inductee had been Collision Advice CEO Mike Anderson in 2019.
“I am forever grateful for a phone call I received some 26 years ago, not only because it introduced our young company to a new stream of income, but more importantly introduced me to an Industry of the finest people to be found anywhere,” Webb said in a statement. “There is not a day, week or month goes by that you won’t find a volunteer from this Industry reaching out to help someone else in the Industry, a neighbor or someone they have never met. There have been many changes over the years in cars, technology, etc. but one thing has remained constant; the people. Truth be known, I am a better person because the Industry found me. I am humbled by this recognition and will wear the Hall of Eagles pin with great pride.”
Besides their professional accomplishments, Risley, Schroeder and Webb all have spent significant time with industry organizations.
“There is no greater honor or recognition in the collision repair industry. I’ve been extremely fortunate to have a lot of great mentors throughout my career,” Risley, CCC quality repair and market development vice president, said in a statement. “They invested their time and imparted a lot of wisdom. I hope to repay the gifts they gave me by continuing to support the industry and making it a better place than when I arrived.”
Risley started out in the industry three decades ago in a Chicago, Ill., auto body shop. His career also includes time as a BASF sales rep, CCC project manager, and president of the Society of Collision Repair Specialists and Automotive Service Association.
In addition to his professional role at CCC today, he serves as a Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association board member, Collision Industry Foundation treasurer, and co-chairman of the Collision Industry Conference’s Data Access, Privacy and Security Committee.
He also left his mark on the National Auto Body Council and public while serving on its board. He won the NABC Pride Award for raising more than $250,000 of the more than $800,000 donated to a Camp Mak-A-Dream for a medical center, and he created the NABC “Leave Something Behind” program, which according to aftermarketNews involved charity aid in the cities housing CICs and NABC meetings.
Schroeder’s collision industry work dates back to a 1969 Herberts/Standox apprenticeship in her native Wuppertal, Germany. It kicked off a paint company career that saw her climb the ranks to become Herberts’ first female senior employee in 1992. In 1995, she became Standox’s U.S. and Canada director of technical services while continuing to support the brand in Mexico and Brazil. She continued to work for the company in after DuPont acquired it in 1999, and she ultimately retired in 2016 from DuPont spinoff Axalta as an industry relations manager. Since then, she has dubbed herself a “Collisionista” and continues to be active in the industry.
Schroeder has also supported the industry through various organizations, including prior stints on the boards of the NABC, Collision Repair Education Foundation, SkillsUSA and the Women’s Industry Network. She’s been with WIN since it started in 2006, served on its board for years and served as its chairwoman from 2016-18.
Schroede is currently the secretary of the Collision Industry Foundation and vice chairwoman of the CIC Talent Pool & Education Committee.
Webb created Douglas Webb and Associates in 1993. The company did business as CSi Complete before merging with TenPoint Insurance Solutions in 2013 and becoming TenPoint Complete, according to aftermarketNews. He also saw the firm honored twice by the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Committee as employer of the year.
Webb’s charitable work for the collision industry includes multiple historic moments and chairmanships. As NABC chairman, he oversaw the more than $800,000 fundraising drive for the Missoula, Mont., Camp Mak-A-Dream medical center. He was a founder, former chairman and board member of CIF, and served the organization during its Hurricane Katrina response. And his time at CREF included stints as a board member, chairman and the organization’s transformation from what had been the “I-CAR Education Foundation” into the CREF the industry knows today. Webb also has served on the I-CAR board.
“On behalf of the Hall of Eagles Board of Governors, the Hall of Eagles, and the collision industry, I would like to thank Dan, Petra and Doug for their myriad contributions to the collision industry,” Hall of Eagles Chairman Rick Tuuri (retired, Audatex) said in a statement. “They should be proud of their accomplishments, and induction into the Hall of Eagles. Little is more gratifying than recognition by your peers, and with over 2/3 of the Hall casting their votes for them, this is meaningful, indeed!”
The Hall of Eagles described a desire to have an in-person induction ceremony later this year.
Collision Week, April 1, 2021
From left, the Hall of Eagles announced April 1, 2021, that CCC quality repair and market development Vice President Dan Risley, retired Herberts-DuPont-Axalta veteran turned “Collisionista” Petra Schroeder and TenPoint Complete CEO Doug Webb have been named to the collision industry’s hall of fame. (Provided by Hall of Eagles)
The Hall of Eagles announced April 1, 2021, that CCC Vice President Dan Risley had been named to the collision industry’s hall of fame. (Provided by Hall of Eagles)
The Hall of Eagles announced April 1, 2021, that retired Herberts-DuPont-Axalta veteran turned “Collisionista” Petra Schroeder has been named to the collision industry’s hall of fame. (Provided by Hall of Eagles)
The Hall of Eagles announced April 1, 2021, that TenPoint Complete CEO Doug Webb has been named to the collision industry’s hall of fame. (Provided by Hall of Eagles)