The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) is inviting members of the collision repair industry to recognize outstanding individuals, companies, and actions during the 2022 Collision Industry Red Carpet Awards Breakfast at the SEMA Show.
The breakfast will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 7-9 a.m. in room S233 in the Upper South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Attendance is free, with seating limited to the first 200 to arrive.
The event is funded by participating organizations, with added sponsorship support from BodyShop Business and SCRS.
“The Red Carpet Awards Breakfast has become a noteworthy fixture of the SEMA Show week events, featuring the most prestigious awards and recognitions from notable industry organizations, celebrating standout achievements and character within the collision repair industry,” SCRS said in a press release.
The emcee will be Jeff Peevy, Vice President, Technical Products, Programs and Services for I-CAR.
The event will include presentations from:
BodyShop Business: Single-Shop Executive of the Year Award, and Multi-Shop Executive of the Year Award
CIECA: Electronic Commerce Company of the Year, Outstanding Contribution, and Chairperson’s Award
Collision Repair Education Foundation: Fueling the Future Award
I-CAR: Jeff Silver Award to a Platinum individual, and Russ Verona Memorial Award to a Gold Class shop
NABC: Industry Acknowledgment
Greco Publishing: The Greco Publishing Industry Icon Award
SCRS: The 2022 March Taylor Kina’ole Award, and Special Industry Recognition
The March Taylor Kina’ole Award, inaugurated in 2017, carries on the tradition of honoring the legacy of former shop owner and SCRS board member March Taylor.
The Hawaiian notion of Kina’ole characterizes flawlessness in the sense of “doing the right thing, in the right way, at the right time, in the right place, to the right person, for the right reason, with the right feeling, the first time.”
“March instilled the sentiment of Kina’Ole into all those he mentored and influenced within SCRS, and in his passing, became an instrumental benchmark of the association’s activity. This award is a means to ensure the industry remembers, and cherishes the values and people associated with doing the right things, the right way, for the right people,” SCRS said.
“While the industry lost Taylor’s input around our table after his untimely passing on August 26th, 2007, we have held tightly to his spirit, his teachings and his inspiration.”
The Kina’Ole Award has since been presented to Gary Wano, Jr. (GW and Son Auto Body), Petra Schroeder (Collisionista), the late John Norris (Collision Industry Information Assistance), and Toby Chess.
“For SCRS, this award is about preserving the memory of our friend, and mentor, and identifying where his characteristics shine in others in ways that make this industry great. The award is not about an action, or activity, but rather an exhibition of character,” SCRS said.
For more information about SCRS, or to join as a member, visit www.scrs.com, call 1-877-841-0660, or email email@example.com.