Industry Veteran Tim Clark Passes Away
Jan. 21, 2015—Longtime industry executive and recent Fix Auto vice president Tim Clark succumbed to brain cancer Monday night in his Columbus, Ohio, home at the age of 62.
“We are saddened beyond words by Tim’s passing,” Paul Gange, president and COO of Fix Auto USA, said in a release. “We certainly understood the terminal nature of Tim’s disease, but he inspired us daily with his upbeat nature and the strength in his faith despite doctors’ prognosis. His passing, while not at all surprising, is no less shocking for all of us who knew and loved him. He has left a profound impact on our industry, Fix Auto USA, and on me personally. Tim will be dearly missed.”
Clark began his career as a field claims adjuster for Safeco Insurance where he spent over 20 years working his way through various roles culminating as a vice president in the claims organization in the Seattle headquarters office. He led, among other things, the integration of the Safeco and American States claims organizations. Clark went on to assume executive roles with Safelite Auto Glass, Performance Claims, and, most recently, Fix Auto USA, where he served as vice president of insurance services. He was active in the industry, serving on numerous boards including the I-CAR Executive board during its formative years.
Clark is survived by his wife of 41 years, Mary, daughters Shauna (and husband Ryan) and Krista (and husband Victor), son Noah (and wife Hilary), and 10 grandchildren.