Jim Porcari Joins the Board of CDS, makers of the asTech™ device

Press Release posted on 05/19/17

Plano, TXJul 29, 2016 – Jim Porcari, former President of AIG Personal Lines Claims (US), has joined CDS’s board of directors.  As part of the CDS Board, Porcari will help guide the company as it rolls out its patented next generation asTech™ remote diagnostic solution to the auto physical damage industry.

During his time at AIG, Jim led AIG Personal Lines (US) claims through 2 major acquisitions and integrated 4 standalone claims departments, while moving from 5 claim systems to a single new system.  In addition, Jim was on the steering committee for the AIG Global Claims Review project and also chaired AIG’s Worldwide Investigative Resource (SIU) Executive Committee. Prior to joining AIG, Porcari served as Chief Claims Officer for Integon, later renamed GMAC Insurance.  Jim also served on the Board of Governors, National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) from 2005 -2009, chairing the audit committee and as a member of the executive, nominating and compensation committee, and serving as Vice-Chair in 2009.

Porcari founded Insurance Resources International in 2010 and currently serves as the managing director, working with many top tier insurers as well as a number of providers in the insurance support eco-system.  Porcari also serves on the boards of National Truck Protection, Livegenic and Homesite (GA).  Porcari holds a Master of Business Administration from SMU – Cox School of Business and received his BBA, from the University of Dayton.

Said Doug Kelly, CEO of CDS: “Jim’s extensive experience in personal lines claims, auto physical damage claims and the insurance support ecosystem, combined with his ability to champion and deliver significant strategic initiatives will be a tremendous addition to the company.”

Porcari said that his decision to join the board “was influenced in large part to the growing awareness of the need to perform diagnostic scans as part of the claims settlement process.” Porcari added “CDS is uniquely qualified to help insurers and repairers better understand the issue and make informed decisions, using actionable information, delivered real time from the new asTech™ device.”

About CDS

Collision Diagnostic Services, (CDS), founded in 2010, is the leading provider of remote diagnostic solutions and services to the collision industry. CDS provides cutting-edge, expert diagnostics using OEM tools to provide safe and accurate repairs. CDS provides remote diagnostics using its patented asTech™ device and also provides access to ASE-Certified Master Technicians, who are trained to be virtual diagnosticians. CDS Master Technicians can service many trouble codes remotely and provide real-time assistance to shop technicians at the vehicle when needed.

For more information, visit www.astech.com.

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