CIECA announced today that Bill Brower, Vice President of Industry Relations for Solera, joined CIECA’s Board of Trustees, effective immediately.

Brower is a claims leader across the insurance property and casualty (P&C) claims industry who has more than 35 years of experience leading claims teams with top brand companies, including Solera, Nationwide Insurance, Liberty Mutual Insurance, and LexisNexis Risk Solutions.

“Bill brings a great deal of industry knowledge and a broad range of experiences to the CIECA board, said Paul Barry, CIECA’s executive director. “We welcome the perspective and insight he will add to our organization.”

“We are in a time of rapid change across the ecosystem of insurance claims and auto repair driven by customers’ desire for simple and effective digital service options,” said Brower. “CIECA plays a vital role in powering this accelerated level of digital interactions across the numerous stakeholders in the claims and repair process with consistent standards for sharing data. I am thrilled and honored to join the CIECA Board of Trustees.”

Prior to joining Solera as VP of Industry Relations earlier this year, Brower served as VP and Head of U.S. Auto Claims Strategy for LexisNexis Risk Solutions, leading the development of data solutions to power claims automation. His prior insurance claims experience includes roles of AVP & Head of Auto Physical Damage Claims and VP of Strategic Partnerships at Liberty Mutual Insurance, where he partnered with Solera in 2011 to create the industry’s first photo estimating app, which was the foundation for today’s Qapter AI solution. Before joining Liberty Mutual, he enjoyed 18 years in rapidly progressing leadership roles with Nationwide Insurance Company.

Additionally, Brower recently joined the newly formed CEICA AI Committee and has a wealth of prior board experience. Previously, he served as a member and past chairman on the I-CAR Board, a former member of the Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA) Board, past chairman of Simplicity Car Care Advisory Board (a Canada-based MSO), and a former member of North Fulton Community Charities Board of Directors in Roswell, Georgia.

Brower holds a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio, and earned his MBA from Shorter University in Rome, Georgia.

“I envision more change across our insurance claims and repair industries over the next three years than I have experienced in my 35+ year career,” said Brower. “Never before have data-sharing standards been more important than they are today. Working together, our industry will deliver an incredible customer experience by leveraging the vast data management expertise of CIECA to power the process automation of tomorrow,” said Brower.

For more information and to set up an interview, contact:

Stacey Phillips
CIECA Marketing & Communications Director
Mobile: 858-401-2692


About CIECA:
CIECA (Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association) develops collision industry Information Technology (IT) standards and provides implementation guides for electronic commerce. CIECA is composed of members of the automobile collision repair industry: repairers, insurers, vehicle manufacturers, parts and material suppliers, information and software providers, general service providers and related segments and industries. 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.

About Solera

Solera is the global leader in vehicle lifecycle management software-as-a-service, data, and services. Through four lines of business – vehicle claims, vehicle repairs, vehicle solutions and fleet solutions – Solera is home to many leading brands in the vehicle lifecycle ecosystem, including Identifix, Audatex, DealerSocket, Omnitracs, LoJack, Spireon, eDriving/Mentor, Explore, CAP HPI, Autodata, and others. Solera empowers its customers to succeed in the digital age by providing them with a “one-stop shop” solution that streamlines operations, offers data-driven analytics, and enhances customer engagement, which Solera believes helps customers drive sales, promote customer retention, and improve profit margins. Solera serves over 300,000 global customers and partners in 100+ countries. For more information, visit

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