Audatex Names Rick Tuuri as Associate Vice President of Industry Relations

    SAN RAMON, CA, March 20 /CNW/ - Audatex, a Solera company, today
announced the appointment of industry veteran Rick Tuuri as Associate Vice
President of Industry Relations.
    In this newly created position, Rick will serve as a central point of
contact for all industry-related opportunities in North America, working with
his counterparts around the globe. He will be responsible for strengthening
relationships with industry associations and representing Audatex within the
automotive collision, insurance and recycling communities. In addition, Tuuri
will drive corporate projects directed at furthering the company's
relationships with the markets it serves.
    A 28 year veteran of the collision industry, Tuuri joins Audatex from
I-CAR where he served as Director of Business Development for the past four
years. Among other posts, he served as the Chairman of the Collision Industry
Conference (2005 - 2006), as Chairman of the NACE Exhibitor Advisory Council
(2000 - 2001) and as Chairman of the I-CAR International Board of Directors
(1999 - 2001).  Tuuri was inducted into the Collision Industry Hall of Eagles
in 2000.
    "We are excited to add to the Audatex team a leader with such a strong
background in industry relations," said Tony Aquila, Founder, Chairman, and
CEO of Solera, Inc. "Rick brings a wealth of experience to the company having
served in many industry roles. His unique dedication and commitment to the
industry were key elements in our desire to add him to the team and will serve
Audatex clients and the industry well in this new position."
    "I am extremely pleased to be a part of the Audatex team," commented
Tuuri. "I believe that the energy and direction that Audatex is bringing to
the industry will benefit collision repairers, insurers and everyone involved
in the repair process -- including our mutual customer -- the consumer."

    About Audatex

    Audatex, a Solera company, delivers a comprehensive, integrated suite of
applications for claims processing, estimating, shop and yard management, and
business analytics for performance management. Our solutions help insurance
carriers, collision repair shops and automotive recyclers automate core
business processes, streamline workflow with industry partners, and manage
performance. Solera operating companies employ over 2,000 associates in over
40 countries, and have a global network of over 50,000 customers. The Solera
companies include Audatex in the United States, Canada, and in more than 35
additional international markets, Informex in Belgium, Sidexa in France, ABZ
in The Netherlands, and Hollander serving the North American recycling market.

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For further information: Kathy Contreras of Audatex, (925) 790-7363 or, Web Site:

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