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As participants in this meeting, we need to be mindful of the constraints of antitrust laws. There shall be no discussions of agreements or concerted actions that may restrain competition. This prohibition includes the exchange of information concerning individual prices, rates, coverages, market practices, claims settlement practices, or any other competitive aspect of an individual company’s operation. Each participant is obligated to speak up immediately for the purpose of preventing any discussion falling outside these bounds.

🛠 Operating Guidelines

  • To incorporate all potential business entities in the business processes of Disposition Services.

  • To work with the Disposition Committee to respond to committee goals and timelines.

  • To provide an open working relationship with the Disposition Committee within the antitrust guidelines.

  • To approve the recommended changes to the Disposition Service(s).

CIECA Message(s):

Disposition Services: Used by the Collision Industry to send and/or receive Salvage request and response information, including invoicing and remittance.


Disposition process is defined as services for the transfer of a vehicle from the salvage provider to a third party, mainly facilitated through a salvor’s auction process. For example, an insurance company’s total loss vehicle assigned to a salvor where it will move through the auction process and sold to a salvage buyer. 

The objective of the CIECA Salvage Committee is to define industry-wide standards to improve and streamline the vehicle disposition process.  The vehicle disposition process generally involves the segment of the claims settlement process which starts when a vehicle has been declared a total loss up to the sale or disposal of the totaled vehicle.  However, not all vehicles that progress through the auctions are total loss vehicles. 

Traditionally, all communication between Salvage Providers (e.g., insurers, rental car companies, fleet management companies), Salvage Vendors (e.g., salvage pools, partner affiliates, online auction companies), and Information Providers; has been done via phone or fax or e-mail or through proprietary interfaces, and websites. 

The Disposition Committee was originally named Salvage Committee, but to align the CIECA Committees up with the CIECA Products, the name has been changed.


CIECA’s Salvage Committee’s goal is to help shorten vehicle acquisition and disposition cycle time, make the process more efficient, and reduce the perceived risks by facilitating the electronic transfer of transaction information between all parties.     

All business needs will be identified that will enable electronic communication within the disposition process between all parties involved. This development is to create the tools to enable bi-directional communication of data and messaging capability between all parties.  

Both salvors and salvage providers demand a more efficient and convenient process for the disposition of vehicles. 

👥 Industry Segments

Data Recipients

Fleet Company

Information Technology Companies

Rental Company

Salvage Buyers

Salvage Provider

Salvage Vendors/Salvors

Third Party Administrators

Meet the team

If you have questions on the committee’s activities, please contact a recent attendee.  If there is no date in column 1, they have not participated.

Chair(s): Don Porter



Industry Segment

Last Attended

Al Tate

Insurance Claims Consulting

Brenda Gray

Nationwide Insurance

Chris Poulos

Insurance Auto Auctions


Clint Marlow

Allstate Insurance

Dan Webster


Information Technology

Dara Goroff

asTech a Repairify Company

Don Porter

United Recyclers Group


Erin McCarty

Frances Reitman

Automotive Recyclers Association

Ginny Whelan

Automotive Recyclers Association

Parts (New / Aftermarket / Recycled)


Greg Johnson

State Farm Insurance

Greg McDowell


Jeff Post

LKQ Corporation

Jeff Schroder

Jon Spurlock

Lynette Lems

Matt Harbage

Insurance Auto Actions

Paul Barry


Data Standards


Paulette Reed


Data Standards


Phil Martinez


Richard Trevino

Verisk Insurance Solutions

Information Technology


Stacey Phillips


Data Standards


Steve Nangle

Nationwide Insurance