Calgary, Alberta -- March 2, 2017 -- Canadian Hail Repair (CHR) is expanding and has added new staff members to the organization. Joining the team are Greg Smith as Director of Operations, Jared Niedzielski as Southern Alberta Appraisal Manager and Doug Riches as Manager of the company’s operation in Red Deer, Alberta. The announcement was made by Bing Wong, Managing Director of CHR.
“CHR is building up with new locations and new management to challenge US based, international PDR companies so that Canada has a homegrown leader in the space,” says Wong. “To maximize our capabilities and help us achieve that goal we have added accomplished and well-known people from the collision industry to improve and scale up the business.”
Greg Smith, the company’s new Director of Operations, has 25 years of experience in the auto insurance and collision fields. Prior to joining CHR, Smith spent the last 15 years in management with a large MSO collision operation in Western Canada. While he’s been at the management level for well over a decade, Smith has a reputation of never shying away from getting his hands dirty when it's needed.
“Being part of the leadership team at Canadian Hail Repair has brought new challenges and exciting opportunities,” he says. “You learn something new every day.”
Jared Niedzielski, Southern Alberta Appraisal Manager, joins CHR after 18 years working in the Southern Alberta market. His background is as an auto appraiser, working with both direct repair program (DRP) body shops and independent appraisal companies.
Doug Riches, CHR’s new manager for Red Deer, has extensive experience in the collision repair industry. A licensed body technician and provincial salvage inspector, his experience stretches over 27 years and includes significant experience as the owner/operator of a collision centre.
For more information on CHR, please visit hailrepair.ca.