Hoffman Estates, Illinois -- October 8, 2013 -- I-CAR has announced the appointment of Todd Chizmar of Chrysler Group LLC to its International Board of Directors as a Board Member.
Chizmar has been part of the automotive industry for nearly 20 years, the last 14 in technical and management roles at Chrysler. He is currently Senior Manager, Technical Training for Chrysler, a role in which he is responsible for the planning, development and execution of the companyâ€™s global technical training strategy. This includes curriculum design, development and course delivery for all technical training programs.
Chizmar previously managed a department at Chrysler responsible for improving dealership repair processes and increasing customer satisfaction. Prior to that, he managed Chryslerâ€™s Global Service Diagnostics department. He also worked for more than five years developing enhanced onboard diagnostics for Chryslerâ€™s electronic control modules.
Before joining Chrysler, Chizmar gained five years of hands-on automotive diagnosis and repair experience as a Service Technician for Clouser Auto Repair. Chizmar holds an M.B.A. from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Science in Automotive Technology from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He is also an ASE-Certified Master Automobile Technician and Advanced Engine Performance Specialist.
â€œToddâ€™s many years of technical and management experience at Chrysler and firsthand expertise in automotive repair will enable him to add significant value to the I-CAR International Board of Directors,â€ said I-CAR Chair William Brower. â€œHis insights will be particularly helpful as I-CAR begins to significantly increase its repair-related technical support of the industry through its new Repairability Technical Support and Knowledge initiative.â€
In support of the I-CAR Vision and Mission, the Board of Directors sets the overall strategic direction for the organization and works to ensure the necessary plans and resources are in place to accomplish organization objectives. The Board of Directors comprises representatives from each of the following six industry segments: collision repair; insurance; equipment, tools, and supplies; education, training, and research; vehicle manufacturers; and related industry services.