ASA welcomes IABA as new supporting association member

April 7, 2014
The Automotive Service Association welcomes the Indiana Auto Body Association as its newest Supporting Association member.
The Automotive Service Association (ASA) welcomes the Indiana Auto Body Association (IABA) as its newest Supporting Association member. IABA has joined ASA to better align both associations in addressing common issues on behalf of members and the industry at large.

“We are pleased to be part of ASA as a supporting association,” said Tony Passwater, IABA executive director. “As an independent state association, we feel it is best for not only our members, but also for the industry, to be supportive of all national associations dedicated to improving and supporting the collision repair industry. This keeps us unified – not fragmented – to address the current issues our industry is facing.”

Dan Risley, ASA executive director, said, “ASA is pleased to welcome IABA as its second supporting association. Earlier this month, we announced our inaugural supporting association, the National Alliance of Paintless Dent Repair Technicians (NAPDRT). These two organizations joining our newest membership category is significant. Working cooperatively opens the doors to greater possibilities. In unity there is strength.”

“As an independent state association, it is a pleasure to take a stand with the Automotive Service Association to support our members, and tackle the issues and challenges our industry faces today. It is very important that we band together and continue to work toward removing outside influences that adversely impact our businesses and industry,” said Scott Blake, IABA president.

IABA is dedicated to professionalism, education and industry unity. Its mission is to promote professionalism and consumer awareness of the automotive collision repair industry in the state of Indiana. It is headquartered in Indianapolis.

To learn more about ASA’s supporting association membership program, contact Dan Risley at (817) 514-2912 or [email protected].

The Automotive Service Association is the largest not-for-profit trade association of its kind dedicated to and governed by independent automotive service and repair professionals. ASA serves an international membership base that includes numerous affiliate, state and chapter groups from both the mechanical and collision repair segments of the automotive service industry.

ASA advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. For additional information about ASA, including past news releases, go to, or visit ASA’s legislative website at

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