The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) held a board meeting in California on 15 January to elect four new officers to the Board of Trustees for 2020.
Kim DeVallance Caron, Enterprise Holdings, was elected Chairwoman; Jeff Schroder, Car-Part.com, Vice Chair; Michael Naoom, Safelite Solutions, Treasurer; and Greg Best, California Casualty Management Company was elected Secretary.
A more detailed biography of the Board of Trustees officers can be found on the CIECA website here. The officers will serve on CIECA’s Executive Committee, which oversees business matters throughout the year and plans the agenda for CIECA’s board meetings.
“For the past 25 years, CIECA has served the collision repair ecosystem by creating electronic communication standards that allow the industry to be more efficient,” said DeVallance Caron. “With cars becoming increasingly complex, the industry is embarking on new ways to handle claims. As a result, data will need to be communicated and CIECA will help meet this need.”
DeVallance Caron said that it’s important that all segments of the industry continue to work together to adapt to the new technology being introduced. She added that she encourages all segments of the industry to join a CIECA committee, learn more about the organisation and help shape the future.
CIECA develops electronic standards, codes and standard messages, and provides implementation guides to make the industry more efficient. All standards are developed by members. CIECA membership is open to the collision repair and property restoration industries, along with related segments: repairers, insurers, OEMs, parts and material suppliers, information and software providers, car rental companies, towing companies, salvage and recycled parts providers, auto glass replacement facilities, subrogation providers, general service providers and property restoration providers. CIECA’s goals are to deliver benefits to all participants through reduced development and support costs, lower cost of implementation, reduced barrier to entry and faster development times.