Collision Repair Division

The Collision Repair Division (CRD) represents the interest of auto body shop businesses in B.C., including serving on the ICBC liaison committees. The CRD provides input on behalf of the industry to ICBC policies, such as standards of performance, shop labour, parts and materials rates. The CRD is proud of its Certified Collision Repair (CCR) program, an industry-led initiative to certify auto body repair facilities that achieve and maintain the highest standards in accurate and safe repairs, product expertise, customer service, and business practices, thereby ensuring that consumers can have peace of mind when they require collision repair services.

CRD Executive Committee

Division Chair

Executive Committee:

Rick Hatswell, Craftsman Collision Centres
Wade Bartok, Elite Body Shop CSN, North Vancouver
Bill Thomson, Boyd Autobody & Glass, Port Coquitlam
Colin Jung, B&D Auto Body Ltd., Vancouver
Dave Onderwater, Northline Collision, Smithers
Mark Descoteau, CARSTAR Terminal Auto Body, Parksville
Michael Schurink, Ritchie Collision, North Vancouver
Miles North, Colorworks, North Vancouver
Patrick Graham, Automind Collision, Coquitlam
Peter Desantis, Open Road Richmond Auto Body, Coquitlam
Terry Kaiser, Fix Auto, Port Moody
Ed Comerford, CARSTAR Canada, B.C.
CRD Contact Information:
David Ribeiro, Senior Industry Relations Advisor

CRD Frequently Asked Questions

Answer: Yes – the ARA has launched an employment website at that includes career profiles, links to training resources, and a job bank where employers can post job vacancies.

Collision Repair Division News

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