AESP turns focus to Collision Repair Industry

Company Hires Long-Time Expert Dan Espersen and creates new division, Collision Diagnostic Services

Sep 18, 2013, 08:01 ET from Collision Diagnostic Services

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Automotive Electronic Solutions Providers, LLC, the leader in remote diagnostics, is dedicated to serving the needs of the collision repair industry. To move strategically into this market, industry expert Dan Espersen was hired as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Mr. Espersen joined the company this past spring and has been introducing the patent-pending astech device nationwide. As initial beta and pilot programs got underway, creating a dedicated division to best meet the needs of the collision industry became essential and Collision Diagnostic Services (CDS) was born.

"Our change in focus came when it was clear collision repair shops could best benefit from the use of our products and services," said Walter McIntyre, Chief Operating Officer for CDS. "Hiring Mr. Espersen and creating CDS were key strategic actions to show our commitment to this industry. We are excited to have Mr. Espersen join our team and guide the direction of our new brand."

Mr. Espersen brings more than 35 years of automotive experience to CDS, having held positions in all aspects of shop operations and management. In the last ten years, he identified the need, designed and led the development of an industry first – online OEM collision repair information. The resulting product revolutionized the collision repair industry, giving technicians OEM information at their fingertips.

Mr. Espersen also brings to CDS multiple certifications including, but not limited to I-CAR platinum recognition, and ASC in both Automotive Repair and Computer Technology. He is a published author for multiple trade magazines and is a very active member of the collision repair industry, often speaking at national events.

"I am thrilled to be joining this company at a very exciting time," said Dan Espersen, VP of Sales and Marketing for CDS. "To bring a new brand and product line to market is both exciting and challenging. In the few short months that the astech device has been in the market, the reception has been fantastic. This new business unit and our new look and feel reflect where we are going and who we are serving."

The completely new website shows the new CDS brand, features the patent-pending astech device and service and links to a new Facebook® page.

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About Collision Diagnostic Services (CDS)
Collision Diagnostic Services, (CDS), is the leading provider of remote diagnostic solutions and services to the collision industry. With more than 150 years of combined experience in the automotive electronics and collision industries, CDS provides cutting-edge, expert diagnostics to provide a safe and accurate repair.

Using our innovative, patent-pending astech device shops connect over the Internet to a Master Certified Technician. With an average of over 20 years of automotive experience, our Master Certified Technician diagnoses the vehicle with an OEM scan tool and sends the astech report which lists all DTC codes present at the time of the scan. As part of our service, CDS Customers are provided with expert-level instruction about the meaning of the DTC codes and what can be done to return the car to pre-loss condition.

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