CDS hires new talent to support collision market

New team members bring experience and industry knowledge

Oct 08, 2013, 12:17 ET from Collision Diagnostic Services

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Collision Diagnostic Services, the leader in expert, remote diagnostics has hired new team members to support its growing business in the areas of sales and operations. In the last 45 days, CDS has hired three key individuals: Timothy Hoke, National Sales Manager, Lisa Brown, Account Manager and Cathy Mills, Account Manager.

This seasoned team of new hires brings more than 75 years of experience to their roles at CDS. Timothy Hoke, a long-time veteran of the automotive industry, has held positions ranging from factory-certified technician and service director in a multi-site repair facility to product development, training and sales for an OE repair software company. While there, Mr. Hoke helped launch new products for both the mechanical and the collision industries. Most recently, Mr. Hoke worked in sales and product training for Snap-On Diagnostics, where he was recognized as a Snap-on Gold Wrench Award Winner in 2011.

Cathy Mills is a knowledgeable professional with 25 years' experience in the collision industry including more than a decade working for a national consolidator in operations and as a regional trainer. Ms. Mills is a very active member of the industry, serving as the Executive Director for the Florida Auto Body Collision Alliance (FACA), a role she has held for nearly 3 years. In 2012, Akzo Nobel named Ms. Mills one of three Most Influential Women in the collision repair industry.

Lisa Brown is a long-time independent business owner with more than 20 years' experience in the construction and insurance industries. During her tenure as an independent insurance agent, Ms. Brown was consistently ranked in the top 20 for agents nationwide and ranked #1, several times. Ms. Brown qualified for both Chairman's and President's Club each year she sold insurance. She brings extensive business knowledge and sales experience to her role in account management at CDS.  

"Our business is growing fast and we wanted the best team to meet the demands of the market," said Dan Espersen, Vice President for CDS. "We hired talented and experienced professionals who understand our business and the business of collision repair shops. We are thrilled we were able to attract this great talent and bring this team together."

About Collision Diagnostic Services (CDS)
Collision Diagnostic Services, (CDS), an affiliate of Automotive Electronic Solutions, 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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