US-consolidator ABRA on the hunt for a new CEO

Duane Rouse is stepping down as CEO of ABRA, one of the largest collision consolidators in the US.

By Mike Davey

Minneapolis, Minnesota — May 3, 2016 — Looking for a job? There’s a high-level opening available at one of the biggest consolidators in the US.

ABRA Auto Body & Glass has announced Duane Rouse, the current CEO, plans to step down. He will stay with the company in the position of Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. Rouse has stated that he will continue to serve as CEO until a replacement is selected.

“As I prepare to step back from day-to-day operations and move into my new role, I want to thank our more than 5,000 employees who have been the secret to our success in growing into a leading national damaged vehicle repair company,” said Rouse in an official statement. “I am confident that under the leadership of a new CEO, supported by our current best-in-the-business executive team, ABRA will continue as a reliable partner for insurers while maintaining rapid and profitable growth.”

ABRA grew considerably under Rouse’s leadership, adding more than 150 new locations in the last two years alone. Rouse has been with ABRA for a total of 20 years and has served as CEO since 2011. During that time the company’s revenue has increased from under $300 million to more than $1 billion.

For more information on ABRA, please visit abraauto.com.


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