Rick Keister Joins the Board of CDS/Astech

Rick Keister, former CEO of Keystone Automotive Industries, has joined CDS’s board of directors and become financial partner in the company.

Online PR News – 28-August-2015 – Dallas, TX – Rick Keister, former CEO of Keystone Automotive Industries, has joined CDS’s board of directors and become financial partner in the company. Keister will help guide the company as it expands its remote diagnostic solutions and services to the collision industry.

During his time at Keystone, Rick is credited for making major improvements in the quality of aftermarket and remanufactured parts. Prior to joining Keystone, he served as President of Delco Remy International’s Aftermarket Group, having joined the company in 1997 following Delco Remy’s acquisition of World Wide Automotive. Keister was the founder of World Wide Automotive, serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of the start-up venture which began in 1976.

Rick’s extensive experience in the auto industry combined with his ability to champion significant strategic initiatives will be a huge addition to the company.

Keister currently serves on the board of Uni-Select Inc, owners of FinishMaster, as well as other company boards involving anti-counterfeiting and financial and hotel services. Keister holds a Master Professional Director Certification from the American College of Corporate Directors, he is a graduate of the Harvard Business School OPM program and served in the United States Air Force.

Doug Kelly, CEO of CDS said: “Rick’s extensive experience in the auto industry combined with his ability to champion significant strategic initiatives will be a huge addition to the company.”

Keister said that his decision to invest and join the board “was influenced by Copart and Kinderhook Industries ability to assemble a winning team and their substantial commitments to the company’s success. I have been tracking the company’s progress and truly believe we have something important to offer the collision industry”.

About CDS
Collision Diagnostic Services, (CDS), founded in 2010, is the leading provider of remote diagnostic solutions and services to the collision industry. With more than 150 years of experience in the automotive electronics and collision industries, CDS provides cutting-edge, expert diagnostics using OEM tools to provide safe and accurate repairs. CDS provides remote diagnostics using its patented Astech device and also provides access to ASE-Certified Master Technicians, who are trained to be virtual diagnosticians. CDS Master Technicians can service many trouble codes remotely and provide real-time assistance to shop technicians at the vehicle when needed.
For more information visit www.collisiondiagnosticservices.com.

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