Thomas Greco Publishing Presents Inaugural Industry Icon Award to Collision Advice’s Mike Anderson at SEMA 2022
11.2.22 – Thomas Greco Publishing (TGP) presented its inaugural Industry Icon Award to one of the most recognizable faces in the collision repair industry – Mike Anderson (Collision Advice) – during the Collision Industry Red Carpet Awards Breakfast held during SEMA week in Las Vegas, NV.
“Our inaugural industry icon winner is known locally, regionally, nationally and globally as the go-to in collision repair,” said TGP Senior Vice President Alicia Figurelli about the “incomparable” Mike Anderson during the presentation. “For 33 years, TGP has had the privilege of recognizing the best of the best through our work with some of the most prominent collision and mechanical repair associations throughout the nation. Merriam-Webster defines an icon as ‘a person or thing who is widely admired, especially for being a great influence or significance in a particular sphere.’ An industry icon rises above the fold, through not only their extreme knowledge and skill, but also in their consistent service to fellow repair industry professionals. Mike has committed himself to working with repairers, whether one-on-one, 20 at a time or in a packed ballroom with the intent of having them leave the meeting a better professional than when they walked in.”
“I am truly humbled,” Anderson expressed in accepting the award on what also happened to be his birthday. “I turned 60 today, and I am really grateful for the opportunities I’ve had. My dad passed away in May, and this is in memory of him. He helped me understand how important quality and customer service are.”
“When we came up with the concept of this award, there was no debate, no discussion on who the first recipient would be,” says Thomas Greco, president of TGP. “Everyone just looked around and said: ‘Mike.’
“He is truly an icon and more importantly, a friend to everyone in our industry.”
The Mike Anderson industry icon celebration continues via “We Like Mike” features published in the November issues of Hammer & Dolly, New Jersey Automotive, New England Automotive Report, AASP-MN News and Texas Automotive, available online at grecopublishing.com.
Thomas Greco Publishing is the publisher of New Jersey Automotive, Hammer & Dolly, New England Automotive Report, AASP-MN News and Texas Automotive and is the event manager of the NORTHEAST® Automotive Services Show.
Photo caption: Inaugural TGP Industry Icon Award winner Mike Anderson (Collision Advice) with TGP Senior Vice President Alicia Figurelli