Apply to join the 2024-2026 CCIF Steering Committee
The CCIF Steering Committee is seeking members who will at all times act in the best interests of CCIF as a whole, who will willingly share their own knowledge and expertise, and who are willing and able to devote time and effort to CCIF on a volunteer basis. In addition, specific skills that support the goals and strategic directions of CCIF will be considered assets.
The CCIF Steering Committee is looking to fill the following roles for the 2024-2026 CCIF Steering Committee:
- Insurer (one seat)
- Supplier (one seat)
- Collision repairer shop owner/manager (one seat)
- Educator (one seat)
- Must be an active industry leader.
- Must have extensive industry experience and be well-respected among industry stakeholders.
- should be seen as an industry influencer and contributor, whose actions indicate that they operate in the best interest of industry as a whole.
- Demonstrate previous experience and involvement with CCIF, other industry groups, associations, committees or task forces that could be considered an asset.
The following skills are considered valuable in a CCIF Steering Committee member:
- Interpersonal communication skills: The ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally as well as strong listening skills and effective feedback when dealing with other CCIF Steering Committee members, the audience and staff.
- Decision-making and problem-solving skills: The ability to evaluate recommendations and insight to foresee problems, present concerns and offer solutions.
- Motivation skills: The ability to encourage others to speak on important issues and elicit participation from inside and outside of meetings.
Being a CCIF Steering Committee member comes with a very significant responsibility and requires attendance at CCIF meetings each year (currently 2 per year) and availability for conference calls (6 – 8 per year). Committee members will be required to make a two-year commitment to the CCIF Steering Committee.
Your application for appointment to the CCIF Steering Committee may be made by completing the below online application form by October 27, 2023.
Please note the applications intake period for the 2024-2026 CCIF Steering Committee have now come to a close. Successful applicants will be notified by the CCIF Steering Committee of their decision by December 31, 2023.
2023 CCIF Steering Committee Members
- Jeff Labanovich, Leader Auto Resources LAR Inc.
- Paul Prochilo, Simplicity Car Care
- Matthew Mauro, CARSTAR Canada
- Nick Dominato
- Emily Lowe, OPENROAD RICHMOND AUTO BODY
- Sylvain Seguin, Fix Network
- Shannon Tardiff, CSN Collision Centres
- Brandi Brydges, AutoCanada
- Mike Beier, Consolidated Collision Services/Dealers Co-op Inc.
- Steve Gallace, 3M Canada
- Phil Jennings, Uniparts O.E.M
- Michael Thibault, Enterprise Rent-A-Car
- Anita Zeitler, Wawanesa Insurance
- Rich Zamperin, Insightful Consulting and Support Services
- Murphy Tarves, Color Compass Corporation
- Stuart Klein, Automotive Industries Association of Canada
More information about the Steering Committee
Role of the Steering Committee:
- Guide the establishment of priority areas for CCIF and ensure the continued success of CCIF events.
- Represent all CCIF sectors – collision repairers, OE manufacturers and dealers, insurers, and suppliers (products and service providers).
- The Committee will operate on a consensus model.
New Steering Committee members will be selected by CCIF’s current Chair, existing CCIF Steering Committee members and AIA Canada Vice-president, Collision Programs based on recommendations and applications that meet the criteria. Applicants will apply using the online application form available on the CCIF Website.
The Vice Chair is nominated by the AIA Canada Collision Repairer Council and approved by the AIA Canada Board of Directors. The Vice Chair of the CCIF Steering Committee will transition into the role of Chair once his or her 1-year term ad Vice Chair is completed.
Steering Committee structure
- Vice Chair or Past Chair (these roles alternate yearly)
- Up to two Collision repairer: shop owner/manager
- Up to two Collision repairer: National/regional network head office representative
- Up to Two supplier representatives
- Up to two OEM or Dealer representatives
- Up to two insurance representatives
- One Young leader
- One Educator
- AIA Canada Vice-president, Collision Programs
- AIA Canada Project Coordinator, Collision Programs
- One industry special advisor position may be filled at the discretion of the CCIF Chair and the Steering Committee.