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Former CARSTAR Exec Joins CDS

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July 8, 2016—Collision Diagnostic Services (CDS) announced Thursday the appointment of Dan Young as vice president of sales and marketing. 

Young has more than 33 years of management experience in the insurance and automotive industries. Most recently, he was brand president of CARSTAR, and spent the 10 years prior as senior vice president. Prior to CARSTAR, he spent 20 years with Allstate Insurance Company. He also served on the National Auto Body Council (NABC) for two years. 

“I am very excited to be joining CDS. The company is perfectly positioned to provide the technology and operational expertise required to support repairers, the insurance industry and the customers they both serve.” Young said. “The complex operating systems running today’s vehicles are only going to get more and more sophisticated. CDS can help. By providing master tech expertise and OEM diagnostic tools on-demand, CDS can ensure repairs are done correctly, the first time. CDS has assembled a very talented team of people who are already diligently working to properly diagnose and resolve service issues for all makes of damaged vehicles, I can’t wait to get started.”

“Dan is a well-respected colleague in both the collision repair and insurance space. He spent years building, leading and facilitating teams which produced superior results for both the collision shop owner and the carriers” Kelly added, “We are excited to have Dan on board,” Doug Kelly, CEO of CDS, said.

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