Detroit, MI (PRWEB) October 14, 2012
The NAHC is housed within the Rose and Robert Skillman Branch of the Detroit Public Library and boasts one of the largest collections of automotive related publications in the world. With over 600,000 processed items, the NAHC is regarded as the nation’s premier public automotive archive documenting the history and development of the automobile and other forms of motorized wheeled land transportation in the United States and abroad.
Richard Kollins third generation of the automotive industry, has more than 30 years of across the board internationally automotive manufacturing and assembly expertise with a management reporting focus. His reasoned acumen is well established in accounting practice, engineering analysis, material handling, inventory and production controls. An expansive technical interest coupled with diversified industrial credentials provides a reliable and synergistic resource.
Kollins holds a multiple year membership with the Society of Automotive Engineers and is a graduate from Walsh College with both a BBA in Finance and MSM in Management. Kollins serves as a lifetime member of the Walsh College Presidents Club and Founder’s Society. Currently Kollins is the Detroit automotive journalist for Examiner.com.
As a third generation automotive professional, Richard Kollins is “proud to carry on the work of his late father Michael Kollins who donated thousands of volunteer hours to the NAHC chronicling and archiving documents”. Michael Kollins, who passed in 2003 had a distinguished automotive career working both for Packard and Chrysler. Michael Kollins spent over twenty-two years at the NAHC researching his SAE published four-volume set of books entitled, “Pioneers of the U.S. Automobile Industry".
“We are happy to have Richard Kollins on the Board of Trustees,” said Patrice Merritt, Director of the NAHC. “This is the first time in our organizations history that a son has followed his father in contributing to our organization. Richard Kollins background in automotive journalism will be of great value to us, as we plan to increase our public outreach.”
The NAHC has several major items on this year’s agenda from a local Corvette club meet to the 7th annual author’s book sale to be held at the Automobile Hall of Fame in Dearborn, MI on November 17, 2012. This is a chance not only to meet the authors who did their research at the NAHC, but to purchase signed editions. These events are held to reach the public while preserving our automotive heritage by offering unsurpassed resources and reference services.