Collision Industry Veteran Michael Quinn Joins uParts

Irvine, CA, April 1, 2013uParts, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based electronic parts procurement solutions announced today the appointment of Michael Quinn as Senior Vice President of Business Development.

“I am thrilled to join the uParts team. They have developed a state-of-the-art cloud-based parts procurement platform that has been long overdue for shops and parts suppliers.” stated Quinn. “Streamlining inefficient parts procurement processes will benefit these longtime trading partners as well as vehicle owners and auto insurers through improved repair experience.”

Quinn is a repairer at heart who has become one of the most trusted leaders in the collision repair industry with many prestigious awards and distinctions. His most recent position was Senior VP of Industry and Community Relations for Caliber Collision. Prior to Caliber, he was co-founder and CEO of 911 Collision Centers, where he and his partner built seven successful repair facilities in Arizona and Nevada. In 2012, he completed a two year term as Chairman of the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) and was also inducted into the industry’s Hall of Eagles.

Many know Quinn from his service to the collision industry. Through the NABC he helped to spearhead numerous charitable efforts including Katrina Relief, Recycled Rides, First Responder Emergency Extrication, and most recently Operation Comfort. He has brought forth the generous side of our industry by uniting everyone behind these philanthropic causes.

“I’m excited to welcome Michael to our company,” stated Alex Adegan, Founder and CEO of uParts. “His decision to join uParts is a testament to our vision and shared values with repair professionals and our mission to streamline their interactions with their suppliers. There’s no better indication of our commitment to help collision shops than having one of their most trusted advocates join our team.”

uParts has been in stealth mode during the past three years, developing the next generation part procurement platform based on extensive collaboration with its charter member collision shops and parts suppliers. Repairers benefit by having immediate pricing and availability information from participating suppliers, enabling them to order all of their repair parts with a single mouse-click. Suppliers benefit by receiving electronic orders directly into their management systems.

uParts’ pledge is to stay independent and unbiased, and to provide the most effective solutions to its valued repair facilities and parts suppliers. uParts guarantees that using their platform instead of phone calls, fax and email will save repair shops over half the time spent on parts ordering, tracking and management.

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About uParts: Headquartered in Irvine, California, uParts is revolutionizing the repair industry through its cloud-based platform where auto parts are systematically identified, effectively located, and electronically procured. The uParts software automates the entire procurement process for its repair shops and part suppliers by seamlessly integrating into their legacy applications and providing an intuitive transaction and communications portal. It is a platform designed to allow technology to assist repair facilities while delivering major efficiency gains.