Invitation to Join SCRS at Collision Industry Red Carpet Awards Breakfast at SEMA Show

Mechanicsville, Virginia, October 10, 2019 – The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) encourages members of the collision repair industry to attend the third annual Collision Industry Red Carpet Awards Breakfast at the 2019 SEMA Show.

This awards event is free to attend, and held on Wednesday, November 6 from 7:00 – 9:30am in Ballrooms D-E at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino. Seating for breakfast will be on a first-come, first served basis and will be limited to 200 available seats. The awards presentations will begin promptly at 7:30am.

The ceremony will be emceed by Jennifer Jarzembowksi, National Business Development Manager, PPG Industries. It will feature the most prestigious awards and recognitions from industry organizations, putting a well-deserved spotlight on individuals and businesses in the collision repair industry.

This year’s event will include the following awards:


Electronic Commerce of the Year Award

Outstanding Achievement Awards


BodyShop Business

The Executive of the Year Awards


Collision Industry Foundation

CIF Distinguished Service Award


Collision Repair Education Foundation

Fueling the Future Award



I-CAR Chairman’s Award

Russ Verona Memorial Award

Jeff Silver Award


National Auto Body Council

Award of Distinction

Body Shop Image Award


Society of Collision Repair Specialists

The 2019 March Taylor Kina’ole Award


Automotive Management Institute

The AMI Graduating Class of 2019

As part of the ceremony, SCRS will deliver the third-ever March Taylor Kina’ole Award.
The Hawaiian word Kina’ole embodies “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.” It is an ethos that has permeated the work of SCRS, instilled in the organization by March Taylor, owner of Auto Body Hawaii in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, and SCRS board member. On August 26th, 2007, the industry lost one of its great contributors when March Taylor passed away.

“This man’s ethic, and spirit, and passion for mentorship and leadership have had such a resounding effect on so many in this industry,” shared SCRS Chairman, Brett Bailey. “There isn’t a day that goes by that he isn’t remembered and not a moment we all don’t work to live up the legacy that March left behind.”

“From the first delivery, this award has been about demonstrating our appreciation to others who we see do the right thing, for the right reasons, without any other motivation,” added SCRS Past Chairman, Barry Dorn. “It is a way to keep our friend’s memory alive, by recognizing his light burning in others who share that same spirit and passion for making this industry great. The presentation that will be made at the 2019 SEMA Show could not be more fitting.”

The Collision Industry Red Carpet Awards Breakfast places a priority on encouraging and recognizing greatness in individuals, companies, and actions in the collision repair industry, and the excitement and energy of the SEMA Show provides the perfect backdrop for such distinguished presentations.

The Breakfast is made possible with support from AMI, Body Shop Business and SCRS.
For more information about SCRS, or to join as a member, please visit, call 1-877-841-0660 or email

About SCRS’ Repairer Driven Education: The 2019 RDE series marks the 10th delivery of collision repair education programs produced by SCRS for the SEMA Show. The series will feature 5 days of seminar offerings, many of which are uniquely designed and being offered only at the 2019 SEMA Show. Repairer Driven Education includes general sessions Monday – Wednesday, the OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit on Thursday, and the IDEAS Collide Showcase on Friday. The 2019 RDE series is made possible with support from AASP, AirPro Diagnostics, AkzoNobel, American Honda Motor Co., Axalta, BASF, CCC, Celette, Enterprise, GM, Hedson Technologies, PBES, Podium, PPG, Pro Spot, Reliable Automotive Equipment, Spanesi Americas and Toyota. Better your business by registering today at

About SCRS: Through its direct members and 38 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: