I-CAR Announces Organizational Changes, Strengthening and Expanding the Leadership Team to Better Serve the Industry
Hoffman Estates, IL
November 02, 2015I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, is pleased to announce several key organizational changes intended to further the vision and mission of the organization, serving the industry’s growing and evolving need for education, knowledge and related solutions.
Nick Notte will shift from his current role as Director, Finance and Operations to the role of Director, Business Development. In this role, Nick will be responsible for the Collision Repair segment, the Field team and the Education segment, helping to align these connective key touch points under one leader that together serve I-CAR’s principal customer base, Collision Repairers.
John Van Alstyne, CEO and President, provided insight into Notte’s role change, sharing, “Nick joined I-CAR in August and his immediate contributions brought new dimension to the leadership team, working to advance the vision of serving “every” person in the collision repair industry. Working closely with the Field organization, Nick has been contributing in numerous ways, while lending the breadth of his prior experience leading Sterling, and other major industry organizations to help progress I-CAR’s sales and marketing program development. It became evident that Nick’s experience and capabilities would be very beneficial to advancement of the I-CAR vision across the Collision Repair segment; driving programs to inspire more shops to train, listening to and representing the voice of the repairer community, and helping to shape programs that better serve our customers. I am very pleased that Nick has taken on this new role.”
Additionally, Elise Quadrozzi has been promoted from Director, Segment Development - Insurance to Director, Business Development, with responsibility for I-CAR’s Insurance and OEM segments, Product Management, and Segment Support including Customer Care. Elise joined I-CAR in January of 2014 after serving two terms as Board Chair on the I-CAR International Board of Directors and holding the position of Director of Claims for Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG). Elise’s contributions over the past two years have strengthened I-CAR’s relationships in the Insurance sector, as well as built support and program collaboration across segments.
John Bosin, currently Director, Segment Development - OEM, has announced his retirement in the first quarter of 2016. I-CAR wishes John all the best in the next phase of his life, and is excited to announce that he will be transitioning his responsibilities over the next few months to Mark Bochenek who joins I-CAR today in the role of OEM Business Development Manager. Mark is an automotive industry sales and general management professional, most recently with TTi Global, a large training firm that focuses on OEM training programs. Prior to TTi, Mark spent time in the technical staffing business and also service documentation publishing and distribution for large organizations like MSX and SPX – Valley Forge.
I-CAR also announces the promotion of Keith Risley to the role of National Field Manager. Keith has held several Regional Manager positions with I-CAR as well as Claims leadership roles with Nationwide Insurance and Allstate, and he grew up in the industry working at his parent’s repair shop. Keith’s knowledge of the industry from both the collision repair and the insurer perspectives will serve him well as he helps I-CAR advance the Field ecosystem, improve segment support, expand segment engagement and evolve Committee programs.
I-CAR welcomes and congratulates these team members on their new positions.