The US Collision Industry Hall of Eagles announced its 2021 Inductees are Dan Risley, Petra Schroeder and Doug Webb. The Hall of Eagles, the collision industry’s Hall of Fame, honours exceptional individuals whose long-term efforts have reached beyond their jobs and self-interest to make significant contributions towards the betterment of the industry.
“There is no greater honour or recognition in the collision repair industry. I’ve been extremely fortunate to have a lot of great mentors throughout my career,” said Risley. “They invested their time and imparted a lot of wisdom. I hope to repay the gifts they gave me by continuing to support the industry and making it a better place than when I arrived.”
“The part of my business life that I loved the most was connecting with people, sharing experiences, learning and staying in contact. So, when I retired in 2016, it was an easy decision to stay involved and engaged in this industry and the wonderful people in it,” said Schroeder. “Today I am probably volunteering more than ever. However, this giving back is what keeps me going, and now to be recognised as an Inductee to the Hall of Eagles is such a great honour. When looking at the current Inductees, it’s hard to believe they allowed me to become a part of this group.”
“I am forever grateful for a phone call I received some 26 years ago, not only because it introduced our young company to a new income stream, but more importantly introduced me to an Industry of the finest people to be found anywhere,” said Webb. “There is not a day, week or month goes by that you won’t find a volunteer from this Industry reaching out to help someone else in the industry, a neighbour or someone they have never met. There have been many changes over the years in cars and technology, but one thing has remained constant – the people. Truth be known, I am a better person because the industry found me. I am humbled by this recognition and will wear the Hall of Eagles pin with great pride.”
Since its creation in 1989, the Hall of Eagles has been viewed as the most prestigious honour any industry professional can receive. Each year only a select few distinguished individuals are inducted into the Hall of Eagles through the nominations and vote of two-thirds of the current active members of the Hall.
Rick Tuuri, chair of the Hall of Eagles Board of Governors added: “On behalf of the Hall of Eagles Board of Governors, the Hall of Eagles, and the collision industry, I would like to thank Dan, Petra and Doug for their myriad contributions to the collision industry. They should be proud of their accomplishments, and induction into the Hall of Eagles. Little is more gratifying than recognition by your peers, and with over two-thirds of the Hall casting their votes for them, this is meaningful, indeed!”
Editor: The Hall of Eagles, to which our founder David Newton-Ross was inducted in 2000, is the initiative on which the National Collision Repairer Lifetime Achievement Awards is based.
To view the complete list of Hall of Eagles’ inductees visit: http://hallofeagles.org/inductees.html
This article courtesy of John Huetter of Repairer Driven Education (RDE). Check out their website at; http://www.repairerdrivennews.com/ for this and many other informative and educational articles on the collision repair industry.