Collision Repair Education Foundation Elects AudaExplore’s Rick Tuuri as Chairman and I-CAR Board of Directors Representative

Rick Tuuri, VP of Industry Relations to continue serving the inter-industry organization

San Diego – May 06, 2015 – AudaExplore, the US business unit of Solera Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SLH) and a leading data-driven solution provider to insurance carriers and repairers in partnership with the Collision Repair Education Foundation announced that AudaExplore’s VP of Industry Relations, Rick Tuuri, was elected Chairman of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, and it’s 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 Rick Tuuri, Vice President of Industry Relations. “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 $6million worth of support both in comprehensive software and training packages, and monetary donations.

For more than 40 years, AudaExplore has delivered data-driven innovation for collision, glass and mechanical repair customers. 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. To learn more visit

About the Collision Repair Education Foundation

The mission of the Collision Repair Education Foundation is to secure donations that support philanthropic and collision repair education activities that promote and enhance career opportunities in the industry. The ultimate goal is to create a future in which every entry-level technician hired will have graduated with the necessary skills and understanding of new technology to be well-trained, productive, and efficient employees from day one on the job. More information can be found at

About AudaExplore

As owners expect greater service throughout the life of their vehicle, AudaExplore helps businesses reimagine the ownership experience through its proven data-driven solutions. By delivering global data, easy-to-use technology and deeper insights into the ownership lifecycle, AudaExplore is leading the industry in making insurance carriers, repairers, dealerships and fleet owners more competitive and profitable. AudaExplore is a business unit of Solera Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SLH), a leading global provider of risk and asset management software and services to the automotive and property marketplace, including the P&C insurance industry. For more information, visit, or follow us on Twitter at @AudaExplore_. . For more information, visit, or follow us on Twitter at @AudaExplore_.

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