During the Collision Industry Electronic Commerce (CIECA) Board of Trustees meeting in Palm Springs, CA, on January 18, the organization’s Board of Trustees elected the following officers for 2023:
Chair: Greg Best, Senior Business Analyst, California Casualty
Vice Chair: Ashley Denison, Chief Information Officer, Caliber Collision
Treasurer: Brady Bonner, Vice President of Client Sales and Support, Safelite Solutions
Secretary: Kim DeVallance Caron, Global Product Portfolio Director, Enterprise Holdings
Past Chair: Phil Martinez, Senior Technical Consultant, Mitchell International, an Enlyte Company
The officers will serve on CIECA’s executive committee, which oversees business matters throughout the year and plans the agenda for CIECA board meetings.
“I am proud to serve as CIECA’s 2023 chair and have the opportunity to assist all of our partners on the journey through the development of our next-generation CIECA Open API Standards (CAPIS),” said Best, senior business analyst for California Casualty. “I look forward to continuing the work of the executive committee and our members as we collaborate on these new standards.”
Best encourages all industry partners—both on the business and technology sides of the business—to engage with CIECA as the organization continues to evolve the standards to meet the changing technology needs of the industry.
“Engagement and participation will help us build better standards for everyone,” he said.
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, and 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.