CARSTAR President Dan Bailey Elected to Society of Collision Repair Specialists Board

Thursday, August 20, 2009
CARSTAR president dan bailey ELECTED VICE-CHAIR OF national bOARD of directors FOR society of collision repair specialists
OVERLAND PARK, KS, (August 20, 2009) – The Society of Collision Repair Specialists has elected Dan Bailey, president and chief operating officer of CARSTAR Collision Centers, as the Vice-Chair of the National Board of Directors for the 2009 term.

Bailey, who has more than 30 years experience in the collision repair industry as a repair professional, shop owner and collision center executive, brings this unique perspective to his role as Vice-Chair, helping guide policy and programs for the collision industry.  He is currently serving a two-year term on the board.

The Society of Collision Repair Specialists is committed to the future of the collision repair industry, to provide the leadership needed, raise the professional image of the individual and the industry; and develop new leaders to carry forward.  Their goal is to educate, inform, and represent the Collision Repair Professional in all aspects of the industry.

“It’s an honor to be elected to serve as Vice-Chair on the national board for our industry,” said Dan Bailey of his new role. “This is a critical time for our industry – we are faced with a challenging economy, pressures from the suppliers and insurance community, and the need for growing our customer base. I look forward to working with our national board members to address these issues and help collision center owners succeed for the future.”

Active in several collision repair industry organizations, Bailey currently serves as a Board Member for the Mitchell Advisory Board, is on the CCC Advisory Board and the ASA Collision Division Committee, as a national judge for Skills USA - VICA, and as a member of CIC. As past chairman of the Kansas City/Topeka Chapter of SCRS, he directed fund-raising activities for Camp Make-A-Dream and the sponsorship of a collision repair industry trade fair in Kansas City.

CARSTAR is the largest group of branded collision repair centers in North America with over 400 locally owned and operated locations in 27 states and 10 Canadian provinces. CARSTAR is committed to providing consistent quality services to our customers and insurance partners and has repaired more than 2.5 million cars since it was founded in 1989. The technicians and front office staff receive ongoing training to ensure they are qualified to work on any vehicle. Customer satisfaction is the number one priority as it consistently leads the industry in customer satisfaction ratings.
CARSTAR not only has the highest customer satisfaction rating in the industry, but it is also involved with the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of America (“Make-A-Wish”). Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. CARSTAR is involved with many charitable events at the local level to help raise money for Make-A-Wish as well as having recreated a 1967 Super Snake Ford Mustang, the CARSTAR SuperStang. The SuperStang is touring the United States on the SuperStang Muscle Tour to help support the Make-A-Wish cause. For more information, visit


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