May 19, 2022—The Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair announced that online nominations are now open for the Russ Verona Memorial Award and the Jeff Silver Award.
According to a press release, the Russ Verona Memorial Award was established in memory of Russ Verona himself, who ran the very first Gold Class venture. This award honors a Gold Class store that promotes a positive image of the industry and promotes technical training.
The Jeff Silver Award is named after Jeff Silver who is touted as an “ancestor” of the Gold Class program and platinum designation, according to the press release. He is currently a Platinum Individual. This award is given to an individual who values training and professional growth.
“I’m pleased that our two most important industry awards are named after Russ and Jeff,” Nick Notte, I-CAR, Vice President-Sales and Marketing, said in the press release. “I consider them both mentors, who have a big impact on my career. These two awards are truly as special as the industry leaders they represent.”
These awards are in recognition of the 2021 achievement year and nominations are open for both until July 29, 2022. Learn more about the awards and how to nominate here†