Las Vegas, Nevada — The Collision Industry Hall of Eagles held its 2019 Induction Ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 6, welcoming Michael “Mike” Anderson, industry consultant and CEO of Collision Experts, into its ranks.
Anderson was inducted into the Hall of Eagles based on his dedication to the industry, as well as for his knowledge and willingness to share it with his colleagues.
According to 1Collision Network president Jim Keller, who was inducted into the Hall in 1989, Anderson is also credited as being an early adopter of delivering safe and proper repairs through OEM procedures; a long-time supporter of I-CAR training; and someone who “always does the right thing” for employees and customers. Keller also said Anderson is someone that compels his audience to “rise, and take action.”
After the ceremony, Anderson said he was at a loss for words, unable to convey his appreciation for how “humble and grateful” his is.
“I just pledge that I will do everything I can to represent this organization and all that they stand for,” Anderson told the crowd.
The induction was held at the Paradise Event Centre at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino in conjunction with the National Auto Body Council (NABC) Recycled Rides Luncheon and Gifting. The event gave away fully restored vehicles donated by insurance companies and body shops across the United States, awarding the vehicles to five deserving families.
Since its creation in 1989, the Hall of Eagles has been established as a prestigious honour in the collision repair industry. Only a select few individuals are inducted into the Hall of Eagles through nominations from existing organization members and vote of two-thirds of the current active members of the organization.
In addition to his role as CEO and owner of Collision Advice, Anderson has served as a past director of the Automotive Service Association’s collision operations panel and on the board of Washington Metropolitan Auto Body Association.