CIECA also named a new board of trustees member, Dave Braun, owner of Nexsyis Collision
Sanford, N.C.—During the Collision Industry Electronic Commerce (CIECA) Board of Trustees meeting in Phoenix last month the organization’s board of trustees elected the following officers for 2022:
Chairman: Phil Martinez, Mitchell International, an Enlyte Company
Vice Chair: Greg Best, California Casualty
Treasurer: Ashley Denison, Caliber Collision
Secretary: Brady Bonner, Safelite Solutions
Past Chair: Jeff Schroder, Car-Part.com
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’m honored to have the opportunity to serve as CIECA’s chairman at such an exciting time as we begin a new journey in the development of CIECA’s next-generation data standards — CIECA Open API Standards,” said Martinez. “I’ve been lucky to participate in the creation of all past CIECA Standards and it’s always a collaborative effort by all segments of our industry.”
Martinez invites the industry to get involved in the creation of the standards. “The industry is evolving and so is CIECA. I want to welcome everyone to join us on this new and exciting voyage,” he said. “We cannot do it without you; we need both technical and business partner representation.”
He also encourages the industry to look through CIECA’s newly designed website and attend the CIECA CONNEX conference later this year.
CIECA also named a new board of trustees member, Dave Braun, owner of Nexsyis Collision.
Braun has more than 20 years of experience in the collision industry. In 2002, he became a principal and CEO in Nexsyis Collison, Inc., a management information and financial accounting software and services company. Over his career, Braun has been involved with other collision repair businesses. These include Collision Team of America, a Ford Motor Company; Alamo Body & Paint, Inc., which sold to Service King; and Collision Works of Oklahoma, which sold to Gerber.
“I think the industry is facing the most significant amount of technological change in its history and I believe CIECA is critical to the successful implementation of various technologies,” said Braun. “I look forward to bringing any insight that may assist CIECA in continuing to deliver its mission.”
Braun said that CIECA Standards are critical for the collision industry. “The best and most creative products and competition within the industry will only happen with the efficient exchange of information through standards,” he said. “CIECA Standards will help the industry achieve its greatest potential.”
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.