TREVOSE, PA – CEI’s board of directors announced that Vincent Brigidi has been promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer of CEI. Brigidi will head up commercial development and commercial delivery operations and will have direct overall responsibility for customer accounts, including the functional areas of Operations, Strategic Account Services and Sales and Marketing. Brigidi is a graduate of James Madision University and came to CEI 12 years ago after working at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Washington D.C.

“During the past 12 years he has proven to be a valuable asset to the company,” said Wayne G. Smolda, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman. “CEI’s clients place great trust and confidence in him and have enjoyed the progress of their accounts while being served by Vincent and his teams in Operations and Strategic Account Services. Over the past five years he has taken on responsibility for product development and implementing unique and competitively advantaged service offerings. He has been at the center of the work that went into all of our new claims systems including, IntellIclaim, Claimslink and DriverCare and the Vendor Portal, all unique in the industry.

“Brigidi has been dedicated to serving our company and most importantly our customers,” Smolda said. “The promotion of Vincent as President and COO, reporting to me, will ensure that our company is positioned for continued growth and success for the future and will make CEI an even stronger competitor.

“Our Board of Directors is pleased to have Vincent lead our commercial operations and they anticipate that his experience in this new executive role will continue the development of CEI and ensure that our customers are well served,” Smolda said. “I congratulate Vincent and look forward to working together with him on our next journey of growth. Please join with me in congratulating and supporting Vincent in his new position.”

About The CEI Group, Inc. (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 900 truck collision repair centers. Its customers include self-insured, commercial, 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, with field sales offices in Trevose, PA, Tulsa, OK, and Williamsburg, VA. In 2000, CEI launched the DriverCare line, which includes fleet risk management services, MVR ordering and compliance, training and a safety newsletter. For more information about CEI, visit cei-network.local.


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