Michael Butler has been appointed to the position of national insurance and services manager for PPG Refinish Canada, it was announced by Lee Smith, director, Refinish, PPG Canada. In his role in Insurance management, Butler will pursue new business development, develop current customers and manage all company compliance activities. In addition, he will use his understanding of the market to prepare competitive strategies. As well, he will report on CertifiedFirst performance measures and acceptance of the network by insurers. Butler has 18 years experience in the collision repair marketplace beginning with OEM parts marketing, insurance vendor relations, and collision banner growth. He is recognized as one of Canada’s leading executives in the collision repair industry and has held management roles with respect to development, promotions, training and education, marketing, and insurance solutions. For the past three years he has held the position of Vice President of Fix Auto in Ontario. He is an Honours Graduate in Facilities Management from Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology in Toronto and has specialized training in sales, marketing and promotions. Butler is also a member and supporter of the ICAR Canada Public Awareness Committee, CCIF (Canadian Collision Industry Forum), IBAO (Insurance Broker Associations of Ontario), IBTR (Insurance Brokers of Toronto Region), IBAH (Insurance Brokers Association of Hamilton), the Mississauga Brokers Associatioin, and TIWA. His office will be located at PPG Refinish headquarters in Mississagua, Ont.