CEI Names Chris Villella Director of Account Management for Special Markets

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The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI), a provider of automotive and truck fleet accident, safety and risk management services, announced today the promotion of Chris Villella to director of account management for special markets.

Chris Villella

“Chris will be involved in a variety of government fleet, truck fleet and insurance account activities,” says Wayne Smolda, CEI’s president and chief executive officer.

The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI), a provider of automotive and truck fleet accident, safety and risk management services, announced today the promotion of Chris Villella to director of account management for special markets.

Mr. Villella joined CEI in 1990, as a subrogation specialist before advancing to subrogation supervisor and eventually subrogation manager. He assumed the role of senior manager in loss recovery and insurance services in 2005, and has most recently served as senior manager of corporate accounts.

“Chris will be involved in a variety of government fleet, truck fleet and insurance account activities,” says Wayne Smolda, CEI’s president and chief executive officer, “where he will be able to leverage his experience in insurance services and loss recovery for large accounts. In addition, he will be responsible specifically for some or our key leasing industry relationships, where he already has focused experience.”

Mr. Villella holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of multiple fleet management, insurance industry and risk management professional groups – including AFLA, NAFA and RIMS.

About CEI

CEI is a leading provider of technology-enhanced vehicle accident, driver safety and fleet risk management services. Its provider network consists of some 4,000 collision repair shops in North America, and includes nearly 1,000 truck collision repair centers. Its customers include self-insured, commercial, and institutional and government fleets, directly and through alliances with fleet leasing companies. CEI also provides vehicle direct repair program outsourcing to leading property and casualty insurance companies.

Founded in 1983, CEI has headquarters near Philadelphia, PA, and field sales offices in Trevose, PA, Tulsa, OK, Atlanta, GA, and Minneapolis, MN. In 2000, CEI launched its DriverCare™ solution, which include fleet risk management, MVR ordering and compliance, on-line and behind-the-wheel driver safety training and a safety newsletter. For more information about CEI, please visit ceinetwork.com .

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