Rick Tuuri Named I-CAR Chairman
AudaExplore, the U.S. business unit of Solera Holdings, Inc., announced that AudaExplore’s Vice President of Industry Relations, Rick Tuuri, was elected Chairman of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, and its representative to the I-CAR International Board of Directors.
“As vehicle technology evolves and connected cars and green technologies become more prevalent, it’s important that we equip the next generation of repairers with the tools necessary to navigate this Era of Disruption,” said Tuuri. “It’s a privilege to support the goals of the Foundation by serving in this capacity supporting and working alongside inter-industry leaders who are empowering collision repair professionals with the knowledge and skills required in today’s changing landscape.”
In this role, Tuuri will support the Foundation’s vision for a collision industry with a sufficient number of qualified, properly trained, and immediately productive entry-level employees to meet current and future industry needs. Initiatives crafted to secure and distribute charitable donations will aim to promote, qualify, and properly train employees entering the collision industry.
AudaExplore has been a strong supporter of I-CAR over the years and has supported the Collision Repair Foundation since inception, having donated over $6 million worth of support both in comprehensive software and training packages, and monetary donations.
AudaExplore has delivered data-driven innovation for collision, glass and mechanical repair customers for more than 40 years. Advancements not only reduce costs and shorten cycle times for the repair shop, but also integrate owner-facing technology that creates surprising visibility into their claims and repair experience. In addition to its relationship with the Collision Repair Education Foundation, the company’s commitment to building sustainable roots for lasting change is further solidified by programs such as Solera’s LIFT to LIFE program.