Young has more than 33 years of management experience in the insurance and automotive industries. He served most recently as brand president of CARSTAR. Prior to this role, Young spent ten years as senior vice president, leading all aspects of insurance sales and client management. Prior to CARSTAR, he spent 20 years with Allstate Insurance Company, where he held key management positions in sales, claims and risk management.
Young served on the board of the National Auto Body Council for two years. While on the board, he served as chairman of the Distracted Driving Committee. Young earned the professional designation CPCU--Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter--in 2002.
“I am very excited to be joining CDS. The company is perfectly positioned to provide the technology and operational expertise required to support repairers, the insurance industry and the customers they both serve,” Young said. “The complex operating systems running today’s vehicles are only going to get more and more sophisticated. CDS can help. By providing master tech expertise and OEM diagnostic tools on-demand, CDS can ensure repairs are done correctly the first time. CDS has assembled a very talented team of people who are already diligently working to properly diagnose and resolve service issues for all makes of damaged vehicles. I can’t wait to get started.”
Doug Kelly, CEO of CDS, said, “Dan is a well-respected colleague in both the collision repair and insurance space. He spent years building, leading and facilitating teams which produced superior results for both the collision shop owner and the carriers. We are excited to have Dan on board.”