Service King Taps Airline Industry Veteran As Its New CEO

Service King Collision Repair Centers (Richardson, TX) has named David Cush as its new CEO, replacing Chris Abraham, who has departed from the role. Abraham, who had been with the company for about 20 years, served as Service King’s CEO since 2012. Prior to that, he was the company’s market vice president.

Cush most recently was the CEO of the airline Virgin America. Prior to that, he spent 20 years in various executive roles in finance, sales and marketing, international planning and operations at American Airlines.

Earlier this year, Cush was appointed to the board of Service King.

“The board and I are delighted that David will lead Service King into the next phase of the company’s growth,” said Chairman Ken Hicks in a statement. “David’s experience in the complex operating environment of the airline industry — as well as his track record of building a strong brand in a rapid-growth environment — is just what Service King needs at this stage in its development. The board and I are grateful to Chris for his strong leadership as CEO and his 20 years of dedication at Service King.”

Service King is a national operator of collision repair facilities, with locations in 24 states.