San Jose, CA, April 3, 2017 ― Certified Collision Group™ (CCG), the Certifications and KPI-focused solutions provider to the automotive collision repair and insurance communities, announced today the appointment of Mr. Martin (Marty) Evans to the position of Vice President of Business Development.

A seasoned consultative sales executive, Evans provides more than 25 years of direct automotive refinish and distribution business development, sales, and strategic account management experience to the automotive collision community. During his recent role with BASF Corporation, Evans responsibilities encompassed identifying and solidifying new business, as well as management of strategic accounts ― including large MSOs and key distribution channels across the Western U.S. and Canada.

“The CCG leadership group’s broad industry relationships – coupled our unique value summary to multiple constituents and the industry at large – continue to allow us to recruit the industry’s most knowledgeable, talented and proven professionals; those who are truly committed to helping the industry through our differentiated model designed to addresses today’s highly significant challenges and opportunities”, stated Bruce Bares, CCG President and CEO. “We are pleased to be able to appoint another well-respected, proven leader like Marty to our executive group. His deep understanding of the needs of industry, lasting relationships, and proven track record of securing strategic partnerships that add long lasting value clearly reinforces the strength of our commitment to CCG Affiliates, Insurance Partners, and key Industry Providers. With the addition of more CCG Affiliate locations in April, his leadership and relationships are a strong and immediate value add.”

“Having watched CCG since inception blossom into an organization that provides seamless, yet highly significant value to each of our industry’s constituents — only the strongest Independent Collision Repair Operators investing in Certification; Key Insurance Partners, tightly aligned Industry Providers, and OE’s has been impressive”, Stated Mr. Evans. Evans continued, “The satisfaction in contributing to an organization who’s platform becomes necessary and value-added by the day and truly to our industry at large. And, the strength of the team and platform CCG has launched is well on its way to selective, yet timely and robust growth, to the benefit of each of our Affiliates and business partners alike. The pool may well be 500+ locations, and with a footprint approaching 25 states I firmly believe we can stay true to our selectively and grow into all 50.”