Mechanicsville, Virginia, October 12, 2022 – Members of the collision repair industry are invited to take part in the 5th gathering of the Collision Industry Red Carpet Awards Breakfast, held during the 2022 SEMA Show.

The breakfast is held on Wednesday, November 2nd from 7:00 – 9:00am in the Upper South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center in room S233. Seating for breakfast will be on a first come, first served basis, and will be limited to 200 available seats.

This awards breakfast is free to attend, funded by participating organizations and with added sponsorship support from BodyShop Business and the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS).

The Awards Breakfast encourages distinguished presentations spotlighting individuals, companies, and actions in the collision repair industry. The morning event was established to capitalize on the excitement and energy of the SEMA Show as the industry gathers.
Jeff Peevy, Vice President, Technical Products, Programs and Services for I-CAR has been invited to act as emcee of the awards event.

The 2022 awards event will include presentations from:

· BodyShop Business
Single-Shop Executive of the Year Award
Multi-Shop Executive of the Year Award

Electronic Commerce Company of the Year
Outstanding Contribution
Chairperson’s Award

· Collision Repair Education Foundation
Fueling the Future Award

Jeff Silver Memorial Award to a Platinum individual
Russ Verona Memorial Award to a Gold Class shop

Industry Acknowledgment

· Greco Publishing
The Greco Publishing Industry Icon Award

· Society of Collision Repair Specialists
The 2022 March Taylor Kina’ole Award
+ Special Industry Recognition

SCRS’ presentation of the March Taylor Kina’ole Award carries on the tradition of honoring the legacy of former shop owner and board member, March Taylor.

The Hawaiian notion of Kina’ole characterizes flawlessness in the sense of “doing the right thing, in the right way, at the right time, in the right place, to the right person, for the right reason, with the right feeling, the first time.”

March instilled the sentiment of Kina’Ole into all those he mentored and influenced within SCRS, and in his passing, became an instrumental benchmark of the association’s activity. This award is a means to ensure the industry remembers and cherishes the values and people associated with doing the right things, the right way, for the right people.

While the industry lost Taylor’s input around our table after his untimely passing on August 26th, 2007, we have held tightly to his spirit, his teachings, and his inspiration.

The Kina’Ole Award has since been presented to Gary Wano, Jr. (GW and Son Auto Body), Petra Schroeder (Collisionista), the late John Norris (Collision Industry Information Assistance), and Toby Chess.

For SCRS, this award is about preserving the memory of our friend, and mentor, and identifying where his characteristics shine in others in ways that make this industry great. The award is not about an action, or activity, but rather an exhibition of character.

The Red Carpet Awards Breakfast has become a noteworthy fixture of the SEMA Show week events, featuring the most prestigious awards and recognitions from notable industry organizations, celebrating standout achievements and character within the collision repair industry.

For more information about SCRS, or to join as a member, please visit, call 1-877-841-0660 or email

About SCRS: Through its direct members and 37 affiliate associations, SCRS is comprised of 6,000 collision repair businesses and 58,500 specialized professionals who work with consumers and insurance companies to repair collision-damaged vehicles. Additional information about SCRS including other news releases is available at the SCRS Web site: You can e-mail SCRS at the following address: