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ABRA Auto Body & Glass promotes Kessler

ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a portfolio company of Hellman & Friedman, said Jan. 13 that James Kessler was named Chief Operating Officer, while Scott Krohn was promoted to Chief Process & Quality Officer. Toan Nguyen was named Chief Information & Strategy Officer.


MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ABRA Auto Body & Glass, one of the country’s largest and most-respected multi shop collision repair operators, announced today it has added three key executive leadership roles to help execute its national growth strategy.
James Kessler has been appointed to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Kessler joins ABRA with substantial experience in the automotive space, spending 17 years in several senior leadership roles at Pep Boys. Most recently, Kessler served as President & COO for various private equity backed growth companies where he lead operations through remarkable revenue and market share gains.
Scott Krohn has been promoted to the newly created position of Chief Process & Quality Officer. His responsibilities will be to ensure ABRA remains an industry leader in customer satisfaction, innovation, process improvement, and implementing best-in-class practices to address growing vehicle complexities. He previously held the role of ABRA’s Executive Vice President of Operations.
Toan Nguyen has been promoted to the newly created position of Chief Information & Strategy Officer. He will continue to lead ABRA’s critical technology area in addition to building the company’s analytical growth roadmap and corporate strategy. He previously served as ABRA’s Chief Information Officer.
ABRA’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Ann Fandozzi says, “I am thrilled to announce the appointment of these three talented leaders to their new roles. Each of them has outstanding performance records and an unwavering passion for the industry. Their knowledge and clear vision for ABRA’s future will be instrumental in our long-term growth.”
ABRA’s current portfolio includes 335 locations in 25 states with more than 5,000 employees.
About ABRA Auto Body & Glass
Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, ABRA is a leading provider of vehicle repair services specializing in collision repair, paintless dent removal, and auto glass repair and replacement. ABRA’s mission is to be the best auto body and glass company in America by providing quality repairs, in a timely manner, with friendly, helpful service. For more information about ABRA visit