05/16/2018 by Kimberly Owens
I-CAR® announced the 2017 regional annual award recipients at the 2018 Volunteer and Instructor Conference in San Antonio, Texas, this past March. Awards presented included the Johnny Dickerson Welding Award, Instructor of the Year Award, Founders Award and Committee level accomplishments for Bronze, Silver and Gold. Volunteers and instructors were recognized for their achievements over the weekend-long conference highlighting their dedication and contributions to the industry. 
 
I-CAR presents the Founders Award to those volunteers and instructors who, in each region, best represent the organization’s Vision and Mission. These individuals have a heart for the industry, a heart for training, are involved in many additional aspects of the industry and exemplify all that I-CAR stands for. 
  

2017 Award Winners:
  • Jim Roach (Board of Directors)
  • Jim Carter (NW Region)
  • Jay Wolford (SW Region)
  • Bekka Stultz (NC Region)
  • John Helterbrand (SC Region)
  • Randy and Stefanie Powell (NE Region)
  • Mickey Tyson (SE Region)

Since 2015, the Johnny Dickerson Welding Award has been presented to one instructor for each of the six regions of the U.S. This award is given to those instructors those who have the heart of a teacher, go above and beyond to help a technician understand, are giving of their time and energy, and further the cause of I-CAR and the welding certification program.
 

2017 Award Winners:
  • Joe Burda (NW Region)
  • Chris Muller (SW Region)
  • Mike Loy (NC Region)
  • Eric Showalter (SC Region)
  • Robert Holhut (NE Region)
  • Michael Waller (SE Region)

Out of the six regions of the U.S. recognized by I-CAR, each region names a Lon Baudoux Instructor of the Year. The Instructor of the Year is an award given to one instructor in each region who goes above and beyond the requirements of the instructor position.
 

2017 Award Winners:
  • James Porter (NW Region)
  • Joe Valesquez (SW Region)
  • David Solmes (NC Region)
  • Bob Novak (SC Region)
  • Angelo Campanella (NE Region)
  • Patrick Porter (SE Region)
 
In addition to these awards, committees from all over the country are recognized for achieving their goals. These committee awards are recognized at three levels. The first level is the Bronze level, which requires that a committee complete and achieve at least 3-4 of their 8 committee goals. The next level of recognition is the Silver level, which denotes that a committee has completed and achieved a minimum of 5-6 of their 8 committee goals. The highest committee level of achievement recognized is the Gold level, which is awarded to committees who complete and achieve 7-8 of their 8 committee goals for the year. The 2017 Committee Award Winners are:
 
2017 I-CAR Bronze Committees:
Northwest Region
  • Des Moines IA (560-0503)
  • Sioux City, IA (560-0510)
  • Quad Cities, IA (560-0527)
  • Minneapolis North, MN (560-0558)
  • Minneapolis South, MN (560-0560)
  • Sioux Falls, SD (560-0571)
  • Grand Forks, ND (560-0582)
  • Bismarck, ND (560-0585)
  • Minot, ND (560-0587)
  • Billings, MT (560-0590)
  • North Platte, NE (560-0691)
  • Denver, CO (560-0804)
  • Pocatello, ID (560-0832)
  • Lewiston, ID (560-0835)
  • Salem, OR (560-0973)
  • Eugene, OR (560-0974)
  • Medford, OR (560-0975
  • Bend, OR (560-0976)
  • Bellingham, WA (560-0982)
  • Bremerton, WA (560-0984)
  • Anchorage, AK (560-0995)
  • Fairbanks, AK (560-0997
North Central Region
  • Northwest, OH (530-0436)
  • Madison, WI (530-0537)
  • North Central, WI (530-0544)
  • Northwest, WI (530-0547)
  • Chicago-West Suburbs, IL (530-0601)
  • North Chicagoland, IL (530-0602)
  • Central, IL (530-0615)
  • Southern, IL (530-0629)
  • Southern, IN (530-0477)
Northeast Region
  • Boston, MA (510-0020)
  • North Shore, MA (510-0022)
  • Eastern Shore, MD (510-0218)
  • Portland, ME (510-0042)
  • Bangor, ME (510-0044)
  • Portsmouth, NH (510-0032)
  • Manchester, NH (510-0034)
  • Trenton, NJ (510-0072)
  • Rockland, NY (510-0109)
  • Albany, NY (510-0122)
  • Utica, NY (510-0135)
  • Watertown, NY (510-0136)
  • Binghamton, NY (510-0137)
  • Ephrata/Lancaster, PA (510-0175)
  • State College, PA (510-0181)
  • Scranton, PA (510-0187)
  • Vermont South, VT (510-0050)
  • Vermont North, VT (510-0058)
  • Northern WV, WV (510-0250)
  • Southern WV, WV (510-0251)
Southwest Region
  • Tucson, AZ (550-0857)
  • San Fernando Valley, CA (550-0914)
  • Hi Desert/Lancaster, CA (550-0922)
  • Riverside, CA (550-0926)
  • Visalia, CA (550-0932)
  • Bakersfield, CA (550-0933)
  • Fairfield/Vallejo, CA (550-0949)
  • Santa Cruz/Monterey, CA (550-0950)
  • San Jose, CA (550-0951)
  • Hawaii, HI (550-0967)
South Central Region
  • Joplin, MO (540-0648)
  • Missouri Central, MO (540-0652)
  • Wichita, KS (540-0670)
  • New Orleans, LA (540-0700)
  • Lake Charles, LA (540-0706)
  • Baton Rouge, LA (540-0708)
  • Monroe, LA (540-0712)
  • Little Rock, AR (540-0722)
  • Northwest Arkansas, AR (540-0727)
  • Oklahoma City, OK (540-0731)
  • Tulsa, OK (540-0741)
  • Corpus Christi, TX (540-0784)
  • Harlingen, TX (540-0785)
  • Amarillo, TX (540-0791)
  • El Paso, TX (540-0799)
  • Albuquerque, NM (540-0871)
Southeast Region
  • Harrisonburg, VA (520-0228)
  • Virginia Beach, VA (520-0234)
  • Roanoke, VA (520-0245)
  • Wilmington, NC (520-0284)
  • Western, NC (520-0288)
  • Columbia, SC (520-0290)
  • Charleston, SC (520-0294
  • Myrtle Beach, SC (520-0295)
  • Augusta, GA (520-0309)
  • Macon, GA (520-0312)
  • Albany, GA (520-0317)
  • Columbus, GA (520-0319)
  • Central East, FL (520-0329)
  • Palm Beach, FL (520-0334)
  • Tampa, FL (520-0336)
  • Birmingham, AL (520-0352)
  • Southeast Alabama, AL (520-0364)
  • Chattanooga, TN (520-0374)
  • Memphis, TN (520-0381)
  • Jackson, MS (520-0392)
  • South Mississippi, MS (520-0394)
  • Southwest Mississippi, MS (520-0396)
  • Louisville, KY (520-0402)
  • Northern Kentucky, KY (520-0405)
  • Western Kentucky, KY (520-0423)
  • Jacksonville, FL (520-0322)
 
2017 I-CAR Silver Committees:
Northwest Region
  • Cedar Rapids, IA (560-0522
  • Great Falls, MT (560-0594
  • Helena, MT (560-0596)
  • Kalispell, MT (560-0599)
  • Cheyenne, WY (560-0821)
  • Boise, ID (560-0837)
  • Seattle Metro, WA (560-0981)
  • Tacoma, WA (560-0983)
  • Central Washington, WA (560-0993)
North Central Region
  • Southwest, OH (530-0452)
  • West, OH (530-0454)
  • Northwest, IN (530-0463)
  • Southeast, MI (530-0481)
  • Central, MI (530-0488)
  • Southwest, MI (530-0491)
  • Northern, MI (530-0498)
  • Fox Valley, WI (530-0530)
  • South Chicagoland, IL (530-0604)
  • Rockford, IL (530-0611)
Northeast Region
  • Wilmington, DE (510-0302)
  • Dover, DE (510-0304)
  • Waldorf, MD (510-0206)
  • Baltimore, MD (510-0208)
  • Paramus, NJ (510-0076)
  • Toms River, NJ (510-0077)
  • Brooklyn, NY (510-0112)
  • Long Island, NY (510-0118)
  • Pittsburgh, PA (510-0151)
  • Harrisburg, PA (510-0171)
  • Philadelphia Southwest, PA (510-0191)
  • Bucks County, PA (510-0193)
  • Martinsburg, WV (510-0254)
Southwest Region
  • Los Angeles, CA (550-0903)
  • San Diego, CA (550-0920)
  • San Luis Obispo, CA (550-0934)
  • Fresno, CA (550-0937)
  • Alameda/Hayward/ Fremont/Pleasonton, CA (550-0945)
  • Oakland/San Pablo, CA (550-0948)
  • Santa Rosa, CA (550-0954)
South Central Region
  • Kansas City, MO (540-0640)
  • Tyler/Kilgore, TX (540-0757)
  • Houston/Galveston, TX (540-0770)
  • Midland/Odessa, TX (540-0797)
Southeast Region
  • Raleigh, NC (520-0276)
  • Charlotte, NC (520-0280)
  • Greenville/Spartanburg, SC (520-0296)
  • Hilton Head, SC (520-0299)
  • Savannah, GA (520-0314)
  • Pan Handle Florida, FL (520-0323)
  • Miami, FL (520-0331)
  • Broward County, FL (520-0333)
  • Mobile, AL (520-0366)
  • Nashville, TN (520-0370)
  • Lexington, KY (520-0410)
 
2017 I-CAR Gold Committees:
Northwest Region
  • Minneapolis, MN (560-0550)
  • Bozeman, MT (560-0595)
  • Missoula, MT (560-0598)
  • Omaha, NE (560-0681)
  • Lincoln, NE (560-0685)
  • Spokane, WA (560-0990)
 
North Central Region
  • Columbus, OH (530-0432)
  • Northeast, OH (530-0440)
  • Indianapolis, IN (530-0460)
  • Northeast, IN (530-0465)
  • Milwaukee, WI (530-0532
Northeast Region
  • Buffalo, NY (510-0140)
  • Allentown, PA (510-0180)
 
Southwest Region
  • Phoenix, AZ (550-0850)
  • Modesto, CA (550-0953)
  • Las Vegas, NV (550-0891)
South Central Region
  • St. Louis, MO (540-0630)
  • Topeka, KS (540-0666)
  • Shreveport, LA (540-0711)
  • Dallas Metro, TX (540-0752)
  • San Antonio, TX (540-0782
  • Houston/Galveston, TX (540-0770)
Southeast Region
  • Atlanta, GA (520-0303)
  • Knoxville, TN (520-0379)
 
Congratulations to all the winners listed above. I-CAR extends a sincere and special thank you to every volunteer, instructor and assessor for all they do for I-CAR as we join together for the benefit of the collision repair industry.