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Rick Yates Appointed Vice President, Canadian Insurance Programs

Steve Sanderson, President of Accident Support Services International Ltd. (ASSI) is pleased to appoint Rick Yates to the position of Vice President, Canadian Insurance Programs.  He will assume responsibility for sales, marketing and business development with ASSI's Canadian insurance carrier program.

Rick brings over 25 years of experience in the Automotive and Insurance industry beginning in Vancouver and ending in Toronto.  He has been an active member of the CICMA of Ontario since 2006 and President in 2010/2011 and continues to participate in their Annual Golf Tournament as MC.  He is a graduate of the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) with a Business Management Degree in computer programming.  He helped develop and launch the first Auto Glass claims call center in Canada with Speedy Glass and grew it to two centers and over 40 customer service representatives.  He was the first Vendor Manager for TD Insurance and rose to the position of Vice President of Claims - Western Canada.  Rick has also owned and operated CARSTAR Collision franchise locations in the past with his wife Wendy.

Rick will work with Bob Gutwein during his transition to retirement and liaison with insurance partners as well as police administration across Canada in ensuring the efficient delivery of the Collision Reporting Center (CRC) programs and the use of our award winning Collision Reporting and Occurrence Management System (CROMS). 

Steve Sanderson, founder and President of ASSI said, "Rick Yates' experience and respected reputation for bringing value and considerable results for the firms he has worked with speaks volumes as to his work ethic.  We are delighted to have the opportunity to welcome Rick to our Accident Support Services International team as we continue to serve insurers, police and the public with our Collision Reporting Center and CROMS programs.  We are confident that Rick's experience, combined with our expertise and proven customer service will bring tremendous value and benefit to our insurance partners. "