MICHAEL PIPER | Uniban Canada
Uniban Canada has announced the appointment of Michael Piper as vice president of development. Having spent many years in the collision repair industry, Piper brings a wide range of practical leadership experience, said Uniban. Piper entered the automotive industry through a leading Calgary dealership group. As vice president of development, Piper will oversee the development, strategic engagement and growth of the Uniban family of brands across Canada. In addition, Piper will lead the development teams for Uniban Canada, to ensure the company grows with exceptional operators, increasing service offerings to its insurance and franchise partners.
DES BROWNE | Boyd Group
The Boyd Group has announced that Des Browne has been promoted to the role of vice president of sales and business development for the group’s Canadian operations. Browne got his start on the insurance side of the automotive industry with Canada Life Casualty in the mid-90s before moving on to become the national business development manager for Discount Car and Truck Rentals. According to Boyd Group COO,Tony Canade, Browne assumed the business development role for all of Canada in 2018, utilizing his strengths in the areas of support, training, planning and performance management to lead the various customer initiatives across Canada.
BILL BROWER | Solera Inc.
Solera Inc. welcomed Bill Brower to the team in early April, appointing him as the company’s new vice president of industry relations. According to Solera, Brower is a prominent insurance expert, admired for his thought leadership regarding the future of claims. Brower has led strategic business units at Liberty Mutual, Nationwide Insurance, and LexisNexis Risk Solutions in the past. Brower spoke of his new role via social media, saying “I am excited to share that I have joined Solera, Inc. as Vice President of Industry Relations. Solera is a global leader in providing a wealth of solutions for all aspects of auto claims and vehicle lifecycle management.”