Published on August 6th 2021 in

I-CAR announce Board Election Results

I-CAR board of directors announced the election of four individuals to fill open board seats, including two members returning for a second three-year term.

I-CAR’s board of directors is composed of four representatives from the collision repair segment, three each from OEM and Insurance segments, and one each from education, equipment, tool and supply, and related services segments. at the board’s option, up to four hybrid seats can be added for requisite subject matter expertise.

The newly elected members to the I-CAR board include Barry Dorn, vice president of Dorn’s Body & Paint, Inc., and Jennifer Goforth, director, Global Aftersales Mechanical Engineering at General Motors. Chris Evans, P&C Auto Claim Consultant at State Farm Insurance and Sandee Lindorfer, Auto Claims Design Director at Allstate Insurance were re-elected to their second three-year terms.

 “On behalf of I-CAR’s board of directors, I am thrilled to add two new highly qualified individuals to the I-CAR board of directors and retain two key contributors for second terms.

These individuals are in keeping with our goal to operate a strategic Board, representing the key industry segments that I-CAR serves, broadening and deepening the Board’s strategic insights and guidance during one of the most transformative eras of modern collision repair,” said Kyle Thompson, Chair of I-CAR’s board of directors and Assistant Vice President – Property & Casualty – USAA.

NCR Barry Dorn

Thompson also acknowledged these outgoing I-CAR Board Members for their passion and dedication to I-CAR throughout their tenure:

  • John Eck: General Motors Co.
  • Tim Hession: GEICO
  • Gerry Poirier: Farmers Insurance
  • Marcy Tieger: Symphony Advisors, LLC
  • Gary Wano Jr: GW & Son Auto Body, Inc.

John Van Alstyne, I-CAR President & CEO, said, “These new and returning members will collectively provide critical insights and guidance on behalf of the inter-industry, as we remain firmly committed to advancing I-CAR’s vision: ensuring complete, safe and quality repairs on behalf of the consumer. I also wish to extend my personal thanks and well wishes to those board members who will be completing their terms in August.”

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