Jerry Froehlich Director CalABC

Jonathan Morrison Director CalABC  

Jerry Froehlich is the owner of JBS which provides Advisement for Auto Repair and BAR Issues relating to Service Drives and Auto Body Compliance. His business also provides training for service drive staff and managers. In 2015 Jerry started providing compliance advisement with Auto Advisory Service (AAS). AAS, which was sold to KPA in 2018, was a compliance consulting company providing California and federal legal expertise to facilities on automotive issues ranging from service drives, sales, finance, advertising and franchise laws. Jerry was instrumental in the development of AAS's Service Drive Compliance Audit program including Auto Body. Jerry went on to manage this program for AAS with their team of auditors until it was sold. While with AAS Jerry conducted Service Drive Compliance Seminars including 18 Compliance Seminars through the state for the California New Car Dealer Association.

Prior to owning his business, Jerry was with the State of California Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) for 27 years. He managed three different BAR Field Offices and two Undercover Documentation Labs. He was involved in BAR investigations throughout the state and worked with Attorney General and District Attorney in the prosecution of investigative cases. Jerry was also instrumental in the development of the BAR's Auto Body and Air Conditioning Regulations. Additionally, he provided investigative training and was involved with several developmental processes for the BAR. During his time with the BAR he attended a great deal of training and gained I-CAR Certification.

Prior to joining the BAR, Jerry was in the automotive industry for 18 years. He worked in the industry as a technician, smog technician, service writer, dispatcher, shop foreman and oversaw a used car sales department and was in charge pre-delivery inspections and warranties.

He received an AAS Degree from Cincinnati Technical Institute with an emphasis on Automotive Service Management. Through the years, Jerry has attended various universities and colleges for continuing management and legal emphasis.

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