And The Award Goes To. . . Katrina Hall Katrina Presented “2022 Ted Eckstein Award”

The best award is the one you weren’t expecting. And so, it was on a cold New England Night at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Warwick, Rhode Island, as the employees of RAS (Rebuilders Automotive Supply) gathered for their annual Christmas Party. RAS’s ownership and executive team have built a reputation for respect and gratitude to their employees. The Christmas Gala is the year’s highlight: a festive buffet, service awards, generous gift cards, and dancing. If you recall, we celebrated our company’s 50th Anniversary in 2022 with a full-blown Trade Show at our Rhode Island location. To say the least, it has been an awesome year for the company and its dedicated workforce.

It is our distinct pleasure to announce Katrina Hall as the 2022 recipient of the Ted Eckstein Award. The Ted Eckstein Award is given to a single employee “In grateful appreciation and distinguished recognition of your hard work, devotion, and commitment to excellence.” Ted was the founder of RAS, and the award has been given out since 1999. RAS has many long-term employees, and it is always a highlight to see folks get 5, 10, 15, and yes, even 20-, 25-, and 30-year awards. Katrina has been a loyal and productive employee for 12 years.

What’s there to say about Katrina? Only that she is one of a small group of women in the Core side of the auto recycling business. Her bright and sparkling personality is but one facet of her overall persona. Katrina represents the best of our industry with a high level of product knowledge, the ability to establish and maintain relationships, a genuine concern for recyclers, good-humored, and a keen sense of business. Don’t let her warm Georgia personality or distinct Georgian dialect get your guard down. She is sharp as a tack and wants your business. And she always backs it up with the highest degree of customer service! Her work ethic is second to none.

On the personal side, Katrina’s “Southern Hospitality” shines through due to her faith, love of family, strong sense of community, willingness to help others, and devotion to the Georgia Bull Dawgs. Katrina and her husband Brad are the proud parents of three boys and their growing family, including one daughter-in-law and two grandchildren. 

It has been my distinct honor to have the pleasure of knowing Katrina well before I joined RAS. Working with Katrina on the road these last five years has been an honor and a privilege. I have learned so much from her and know she always has my back.

Congrats Katrina! Send Katrina your best wishes at

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