Doug Kelly Appointed CEO of Collision Diagnostic Services
July 23, 2015—On Wednesday, Collision Diagnostic Services (CDS) announced Doug Kelly as its new CEO.
Kelly will be in charge of business operations at CDS, including sales, marketing, and business development. He will also serve on the board of directors.
Kelly has over 27 years of management experience in the technology and automotive industries, specializing in implementing innovative concepts and business systems. He has served as president and founder of CynCast Inc., an Enterprise Holdings Company; president of Fix Auto; director of sales for Ventro Corp.; and vice president of Professional Services for Industrial Solutions. Before that, he spent 13 years in marketing with the DuPont Performance Coatings Business. He has also served on the board of the Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) for the past six years.
“CDS is uniquely positioned to serve the collision repair industry with its patented technology and years of business experience in diagnosing and servicing vehicles,” Kelly said. “With the backing of Kinderhook, CDS is well positioned to capitalize on the growing need to diagnose and service damaged vehicles. As cars become more and more complex, the challenge of servicing them increases exponentially. This is where CDS can help. By providing master tech expertise and OEM diagnostic tools on-demand, CDS can ensure that repairs are done correctly the first time. I am excited to be joining such a great team and look forward to helping repairers verify and deliver quality repairs.”
“Doug is skilled at building, leading, and facilitating teams in the delivery of tangible results in the areas of sales, marketing, operations management, systems integration, implementation, product management, supply chain management, materials management and purchasing. We are excited to have Doug on board,” said Paul Cifelli, KinderHook’s Managing Director.