CEI Debuts Photo-Based Estimating at RIMS 2019

The largest risk event of the year, RIMS 2019 Annual Conference & Exhibition, concluded just last week in Boston, where CEI debuted its DriverCareSM photo-based estimating module to fleet risk managers.

With more than 10,000 attendees, RIMS 2019 provided a captive audience for CEI to demonstrate how photo-based estimating can speed claims processing while also reducing costs and liability.

CEI walked attendees through the module’s three-step process, including:

  1. Taking a photo of damaged vehicle with your phone
  2. Sending photos to repair shop for an estimate
  3. Estimate is approved, driver is notified, and repairs begin

The module is part of the CEI DriverCare platform, which is designed to meet all collision and safety needs by integrating claims, repair, training and risk management for drivers. Through a combination of best-in-class programs and proprietary technologies, DriverCare is recognized as the smart and easy way to maximize safety and productivity on the road.

In addition to providing a rapid method for claims processing, photo-based estimating and other DriverCare modules can help fleet risk managers minimize claims and liability expenses and reduce claims frequency.

Thank you to The Risk Management Society for hosting this year’s conference and exhibition. We’re already looking forward to RIMS 2020 in Denver.

To obtain pricing and learn more about DriverCare, contact us.

CEI Introduces Advancements to DriverCareSM at NAFA 2019

Just a few weeks ago, CEI attended the NAFA 2019 Institute & Expo in Kentucky, the industry's largest and most comprehensive annual event for fleet professionals. The event served as a showcase for CEI to introduce advancements to its flagship DriverCareSM platform, which provides everything fleet professionals need to reduce costs and protect drivers in one program.

If you’re not familiar, the CEI DriverCare platform is designed to meet all collision and safety needs by integrating claims, repair, training and risk management for drivers. Through a combination of best-in-class programs and proprietary technologies, DriverCare is recognized as the smart and easy way to maximize safety and productivity on the road.

Some of the newest features revealed at NAFA 2019, include:

  • Integrated and mobile telematics
  • Interactive truck training modules
  • Smart message-driven photo handling
  • Predictive modeling
  • Enhanced data visualization and more

DriverCare Integrated Telematics serves as a barometer for safety between MVR events and accidents, helping proactively monitor, improve and reward driving behaviors. Features include:

  • Five telematics tiers complement DriverCare risk levels
  • Factors include cornering, breaking, acceleration and speed
  • Easy-to-read trends dashboard at fleet and individual level
  • Color-coded performance metrics for fleets and drivers
  • 60-day telematics accident lookback by driver

New and interactive truck training modules include Road to Safety, which shows drivers how to overcome common fleet driver mistakes that contribute to collisions, injuries, unexpected repair costs, and downtime. Additional new modules include Hazard Awareness, which places users into a variety of scenarios to test their ability to detect common driving hazards, as well as Pro-Tread, which is offered in partnership with Instructional Technologies, and is an e-learning library of training modules proven to change driver behavior through increased driver focus, engagement and retention.

With thousands in attendance, the I&E Expo Floor bustled with fleet professionals from around the world, representing all fleet segments including Corporate, Government, Law Enforcement, Global and more. The event was the ideal venue to debut these advancements to DriverCare and educate fleet professionals on how they can improve their safety and accident cost outlook.

Thank you to NAFA, the world’s premier not-for-profit association for professionals who manage fleets, for hosting yet another great conference. We look forward to next year.

To obtain pricing and learn more about DriverCare, contact us.

The CEI Group Announces Four New Vice Presidents

TREVOSE, PA, November 2, 2017 – The CEI Group, a global leader in accident management and driver safety programs, today announced the appointment of four new CEI Vice Presidents. These leaders have been major contributors to the success that both CEI and Element have realized over the past few years and bring rich experience that will help CEI going forward as the global leader in accident management and driver safety programs.

First, Eliot Bensel has been named Vice President of Account Development. Eliot most recently served as Vice President of Technical Sales & Advisory Services for Element Fleet Management, responsible for analytical consultation in support of risk, safety, and accident management programs. Over the course of a 25-year career at Element, he has led the Accident Management, Safety, Driver Records and Fleet Administration operations.

Next, Randy Denmyer has been promoted to Vice President of Accident Management Services. He began his career at Element in 2002 in vehicle accident services. He assumed several management roles beginning in 2009, responsible for repair management, supplier network and quality, and accident management delivery in the Sparks operating center. In that time, Randy has contributed to driving excellent levels of service.

Ken Latzko has been promoted to Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Ken leads CEI’s sales, marketing, and sales support teams. He joined CEI in 2004 and served in a variety of positions with increasing responsibility in operations, sales support, communications, and sales. His experience includes operations troubleshooting and customer service for large accounts in the U.S. and Europe, strategic planning, and directing CEI’s growth in all fleet markets. Ken is an EMBA candidate at the Haub School of Business in Philadelphia.

Finally, Chris Villella has been promoted to Vice President of Strategic Relationship Management. Chris is responsible for strategic consulting and implementation activities for all of CEI’s accounts and business development of accounts in special markets. He joined CEI in 1989 as a subrogation specialist and advanced to Senior Manager in loss recovery and insurance services in 2005, a position he held until being named Sr. Director, Account Management in 2015.

 

The CEI Group Announces Appointment of John Wysseier as President & CEO

TREVOSE, PA, November 2, 2017 – The CEI Group, a global leader in accident management and driver safety programs, today announced that John Wysseier has been appointed president and chief executive officer.  CEI’s founders – Wayne Smolda and Claudia Smolda -- will remain with CEI as Chairman of the Board and Chief of Staff, respectively.

Mr. Wysseier most recently served as managing director for Solera Holdings’ Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) segment while also serving as the president of LYNX Services, a leading third-party provider of claims management services within the US-based Property and Casualty Insurance segment.

Before that, he served as the executive vice president of the Insurance & Services Division of Pittsburgh Glass Works which was acquired by Solera in mid-2014.

Mr. Wysseier’s management experience also includes time with CEI.  From 2001-2006, he led Business Development and Operations and was managing director of European Operations, which he launched from Barcelona in 2004.

Notes Mr. Smolda, “John re-joins CEI as a seasoned executive with a strong track record of customer service, business growth, employee engagement and operational excellence. His perspective on both CEI’s legacy and opportunities for innovation and advancement make him a perfect successor to take CEI to the next level.”

Mr. Wysseier will report to Jim Halliday, President and CEO Element Fleet Management International.  Element acquired The CEI Group in December of 2016.

“I’m tremendously excited to re-join the CEI team with a mission to sustain the distinctive legacy of our company’s founders further positioning CEI as the global market leader in accident and driver safety and risk management through differentiated technology, product and process innovations,” said Mr. Wysseier.