Umble Named Director of Auto Glass Claim Solutions for LYNX
January 26, 2012
Pittsburgh-based LYNX Services has named Chris Umble to the newly
created position of executive director of auto glass claim solutions,
according to a company
release. He previously served as vice president of strategic
initiatives. In addition, the company has hired Richard A. Palmer
III as vice president of sales and marketing.
Umble will maintains his key account management duties and will
take on responsibility for defining and executing business strategies
to bring new value to existing client relationships and to drive
growth in the company’s auto glass claims management segment,
according to a company statement. Additionally, Umble will be responsible
for managing and differentiating the company’s auto glass
retail partner networks.
Palmer most recently served as vice president, corporate sales,
for Mitchell International. Palmer’s responsibilities include
directing sales, market development, product management, and client
integration and support functions.
“LYNX Services has grown, and is growing, in significant ways
beyond its original core glass claims business,” says Palmer.
“I am excited about joining this successful organization and
the opportunity to further its commercial growth in auto claims
management, property claims management, strategic first-notice-of-loss
services and beyond.”
Umble started his career with PPG Industries in 1986, and has been
with LYNX Services since its inception in 1994. “As our portfolio
of clients and services has grown and diversified, we have a need
to expand our capabilities and yet also focus on the next generation
of our core glass claims business,” says Umble. “I am
excited about leveraging our knowledge of the claims, auto glass,
and technology sectors in ways that ensure we serve clients with
a distinct and distinguished offering.”
“We continue to invest in our business and to attract the
talent needed to continue to best serve the insurance industry.
Richard and Chris are two dynamic leaders, both with outstanding
resumes and reputations in this industry. They have the vision,
the values and the passion to help lead our company into the future,”
adds John Wysseier, president of LYNX Services and vice president
and general manager of parent company PGW’s insurance and
services division. “Both the auto glass and insurance claims
management environments are changing rapidly and our company is
committed to leading that change. I look forward to working our
entire team, and with Richard and Chris in their new roles, to continue
to drive superior results and long term value for our customers.”
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