Veteran Insurance Industry Executive Don Porter joins United Recyclers Group

Posted On: 10/30/12
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Veteran Insurance Industry Executive Don Porter joins United Recyclers Group

October 1, 2012 – Centennial, Colorado – Insurance industry veteran Don Porter has been named the new Director of Operations/Business Development for the United Recyclers Group (URG). He joined URG in August 2012 after a long career at State Farm Insurance. Don most recently served as a Property and Casualty Claim Consultant at the company’s corporate office in Bloomington, Illinois.

“The wealth of auto recycling industry experience that Don Porter brings to URG is very impressive,” says Michelle Alexander, executive director at URG. “With 34 years in the insurance industry and a broad range of professional involvement in various industry organizations, including URG, Don is perfectly suited to helping us take URG to the next level. Initially, he is going to focus on the growth of our salvage auction program. Don is also going to work in other industry segments to identify growth opportunities and build existing relationships that will benefit URG members.”

“For many years I’ve watched URG members lead the way for auto recyclers across the nation, says Don Porter. “I am now delighted to be a part of the URG team, working hard to identify and develop new benefits for our members. We want URG to become the brand name nationwide for anyone who wants to buy recycled auto parts.”

Soon to be based in Austin, Texas, Porter can be reached by cell phone (309-310-6448) or e-mail ( “I want to hear from URG members with ideas about how we can improve and enhance the URG membership experience,” says Porter. “I will be working closely with Michelle Alexander and the URG Board of Managers to develop new business opportunities that will allow URG to expand and grow.”

Porter is a graduate of Texas Tech University (Lubbock, TX). His auto insurance industry career portfolio includes tenure as a Property Claims Consultant, Catastrophe Claims Consultant, and as an Auto Estimatics/Salvage Consultant. Prior to his assignment at State Farm’s corporate office, his responsibilities included Claims management, automobile estimatics, salvage processing, auto recycling, and parts procurement. Porter holds the following designations: Chartered Property and Casualty Consultant, Chartered Life Underwriter, Chartered Financial Consultant, Fellow Life Management Institute, and Fellow Financial Services Institute.

He is currently involved in a number of collision, recycling and salvage industry associations and is an active participant on various industry committees. Don proudly serves on a number of CIECA committees. His passion for the recycled parts and salvage industries makes him a valuable contributor to industry committees and business management information providers.

United Recyclers Group, LLC is a partnership of over 400 industry leading auto recyclers that work together to improve and modernize the automotive recycling industry. Changes they have made include developing their own URGNet Trading Network; Core Program; Ecommerce; creating a buying cooperative; and offering group marketing options. For more information, go to the United Recyclers Group website at or call 303-367-4391.