John Wysseier has returned to The CEI Group as president and chief executive officer more than a decade after he departed the collision management company, the company has announced.

With the move, CEI founder Wayne Smolda moves into a new role as chairman of the board, where he will focus on growing the company's global business among other duties. Claudia Smolda, a co-founder, will remain in her role as chief of staff.

Wysseier most recently served as managing director for Solera Holdings Business Process Outsourcing segment and president of LYNX Services, a third-party provider of claims management services in the property and casualty insurance segment. Before that, he served as executive vice president of the insurance and services division of Pittsburgh Glass Works, which was acquired by Solera in 2014.

Wysseier spent five years with CEI, from 2001 to 2006. He initially led business development and operations. In 2004, he helped start a business unit in Barcelona as managing director of European operations.

Wysseier will report to Jim Halliday, president and CEO of Element Fleet Management International. Element acquired CEI in December of 2016.

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet