I-CAR announced that William “Bill” Stage has been appointed to fill the newly created position of director of marketing and distribution. Stage comes to I-CAR with over 20 years experience in the collision inter-industry and is no stranger to the I-CAR organization having previously served as director of field operations, marketing and product development for I-CAR from 1990-1994. Since 2006, he has served on the I-CAR International Board of Directors, most recently serving as secretary. He also served as chairman of the I-CAR International Advisory Committee, a committee comprised of volunteers who provide an advisory role to the organization. Stage will report to John Edelen, president and CEO of I-CAR. In addition to his previous experience with I-CAR, Stage most recently served as manager, network support services for Akzo Nobel Coatings, a position he held since 2007. From 1994 to 2006, Stage was vice president & director of field services for Mitchell International. Stage also owns SSR Collision Center in Alpharetta, GA. “Along with his extensive industry experience, Bill brings a broad collision inter-industry marketing and distribution experience to the I-CAR organization,” stated Edelen. “Bill’s proven leadership and experience will benefit I-CAR, its volunteers and ultimately the inter-industry.” “I am very excited to join I-CAR at this time to assist in implementing the new programs developed under John Edelen’s leadership,” stated Stage. “The I-CAR staff and volunteers are a dedicated group of individuals committed to improving the industry and I am proud to be a part of the team!” Bill has both a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and received an MBA from Pennsylvania State University.