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Damage Appraiser PDA Strengthens Leadership Team | Construction News

Property Damage Appraisers (PDA), Ft. Worth, Texas, has made changes that round out and strengthen its leadership team.

The company’s national network of appraisers estimates damage and performs lease turn-in inspections for heavy equipment, other vehicles, and property.

Under the leadership of PDA CEO, Tom Dolfay, the new team is composed of these insurance executives: Kenneth Loose, chief operations officer; Tom Slimak, chief business development officer; David Eisman, chief sales and marketing officer; George Lyle, chief financial officer; and Katherine Slate, chief administrative officer.

“Each executive was hand picked to strengthen PDA. Their wealth of industry knowledge adds insight into what’s important to customers and allows the company to be more in-tune with what the insurance industry needs,” said Dolfay,

COO Kenneth Loose brings more than 25 years of multi-line claims and claim-management experience to the company. He previously worked at Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, where he held various executive and management positions for 22 years.

Chief Business Development Officer Tom Slimak has more than 20 years of experience in claims and field management with a strong emphasis on personal auto, commercial auto and injury claims. Slimak previously worked for Travelers Insurance Company where he held multiple management positions.

Chief Sales and Marketing Officer David Eisman leads strategy and tactical planning initiatives for sales and marketing both short and long range, targeted towards existing and new markets. He has more than 25 years of experience in a wide variety of insurance segments. Before joining PDA he was a principal at iClaimsSolutions.

CFO George Lyle has been with PDA for six years. He previously worked at Moll Industries Inc. as the corporate controller, and has over 15 years of finance and accounting management experience.

Chief Administrative Officer Katherine Slate has been with PDA for nine years. Prior to this role, she was the assistant vice president franchise relations and director of corporate development at PDA. Her career also includes having been director of human resources and training for a Hardee’s franchisee with 47 locations.

In addition to the restructuring, Tresa Loose has been named vice president of marketing and sales. Her experience encompasses more than 20 years of experience in the insurance-claim and collision repair industry, including at State Farm Insurance.


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