Virginia Duncan was appointed to the Board January 2, 2011
to fill the term of her late husband, Paul Duncan, Jr. She
is the owner and operator of Duncan's Collision, Inc. in
Boardman, Ohio. Virginia has been with the shop since 1988.
Ms. Duncan is an active member of the state and national
Automotive Service Association (ASA). She is also active
in the Women's Industry Network (WIN), and the Elks Organization
of Ashtabula. Virginia is a Shoplink Certified Estimator
and is certified in ASE Damage Analysis & Estimating.
Paul Duncan, from Boardman, was appointed to the Board of
Motor Vehicle Collision Repair Registration as a representative
of collision repair operators, for a term expiring January
1, 2009. Paul is president and owner of Duncan's Collision
Inc. He is a member of the Automotive Service Association
(ASA), Better Business Bureau, and has served as a Board
Delegate for the ASA, Youngstown Chapter, and serves on
the ASA Legislative Committee.
Taft appointed Eric Poklar to the Board of Motor Vehicle
Collision Repair effective January 1, 2007. Eric will represent
the public, and his term will run through January 1, 2010.
Mr. Poklar is the Executive Director of the Ohio Crime Prevention
Association based out of Dublin. He is a graduate of The
Ohio State University, and has over ten years of public
service experience. He and his wife and daughter reside
Dean DeRolph, from Lancaster, was appointed to the Board
of Motor Vehicle Collision Repair as a representative of
collision operators, for a term ending January 1, 2006.
Dean is owner of Kumler Collision, a graduate of the Automotive
Management Institute, and an ASE Master Collision/Refinishing
Tech. Dean is a member of the Society of Collision Repair
Specialists (SCRS), Automotive Service Association (ASA),
and the National Autobody Council (NABC). He is also a Vice
President of the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and a past
award winner of the Lancaster/Fairfield Chamber of Commerce
Small Business of the Year.
Appointed by Governor Taft in 2001, to represent Mechanical
Repair facility owners, Mr. Emus is the owner of Emus Automotive,
of Conneaut, Ohio. In addition to being a member of ASA,
he serves on numerous industry and charitable committees,
and is especially active in the vocational education arena.
Mr. Emus is a graduate of the Automotive Management Institute,
Bedford, Texas and an ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician.
Mr. Emus' term expires January 1, 2008.
Dennis Sterwerf, from Fairfield, was appointed to the Board
of Motor Vehicle Collision Repair as a representative of
motor vehicle collision repair operators, for a term ending
January 1, 2006. Mr. Sterwerf attended the Ohio College
of Applied Sciences, is an Automotive Service Excellence
(ASE) Master Autobody and Paint Technician and an AMI Graduate.
Mr. Sterwerf opened his business, Fairfield Auto Truck Service,
Inc in 1980 and remains active on local school advisory
boards and trade associations.
Nicholas Lahni, from Cincinnati, was appointed by Governor
Bob Taft to the Board of Motor Vehicle Collision Repair
Registration in 2006, as a representative of collision repair
operators. Mr. Lahni is owner of Precision Auto Body, Inc.
located in Cincinnati, a company he founded in 1984. Nicholas
is a member of the Automotive Service Association (ASA),
Delhi Riverview Kiwanis, Delhi Business Association, and
is active in his local community.
Barbara Lewis, from Westerville, was appointed to the Board
of Motor Vehicle Collision Repair Registration, to represent
the public by former Governor Voinovich and re-appointed
by Governor Taft, for a term ending January 1, 2007. Dr.
Lewis received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the Ohio
State University. She formerly served as the auto analyst
for the Ohio Department of Development. Dr. Lewis owns an
independent political consulting firm and is a lecturer
in political science at The Ohio State University.
President and owner of Ben's Auto Body Specialists, Mr.
Williams was appointed to the Board in 2001. Mr. Williams
is a member of the Automotive Service Association ("ASA"),
sits on the Advisory Committees of both the Cuyahoga Valley
Career Center and the Max Hayes Vocational School. He is
also a Board member of the Greater Cleveland Growth Association
in addition to being Vice President of the Fairfax Business
Association. Mr. Williams' term expires January 1, 2007.
Weber, Vice Chairman
Mr. Weber is the owner of Weber's Body & Frame of West
Alexandria, Ohio, a company he founded in 1982. Mr. Weber
is also founding and still-active member of the former Dayton
Area Autobody Owners Association, now known as the Ohio
Collision Repair Association ("OCRA"). Mr. Weber
has been and remains active in industry, local and statewide
affairs, and particularly, consumer rights issues. Originally
from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Mr. Weber's term expires
January 1, 2007.
A. Martin Mike
Martin, from Ontario, was appointed to the Board of Motor
Vehicle Collision Repair Registration as a representative
of collision repair operators. Mike's term runs from March
4, 2008 until January 1, 2011. Mike is a second-generation
shop owner along with his wife Sue. Sue's father opened
G & M Body & Paint Shop in October of 1956. Mike
has worked at G & M Body & Paint Shop since 1984.
Mike and Sue purchased the shop from Sue's father in January
of 2004. Mike is a member of the Automotive Service Association
(ASA), Ontario Growth Association, North Central Ohio Claims
Association, and A+ Network of Sherwin Williams. Mike &
Sue reside in Ontario, in Richland County. They have a son
& daughter-in-law(and soon to be grandson), and a daughter.
Rick Finney from Cadiz, was appointed to the Board of Motor
Vehicle Collision Repair Registration, as a representative
of motor vehicle collision repair operators, for a term
ending January 1, 2008. He is the owner of Finney Automotive
Incorporated, a collision repair facility in Cadiz.
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