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Thomas O’Brien Named Chairman of the Board for PartsTrader Markets Limited

By PartsTrader News on 09 Mar 2018

Chicago, IL – March 9, 2018 - PartsTrader announced today the appointment of Thomas (Tom) O’Brien as Chairman of the Board of Directors for PartsTrader Markets Limited (PTML).  PTML is the parent company of PartsTrader LLC, the leading parts procurement platform serving the collision repair industry in the US.   

 “It’s an exciting time to be joining the PartsTrader board,” said Tom. “With the organization’s commitment to innovation and open integration, PartsTrader will continue to be the industry leading online marketplace for auto collision repair parts.”

Tom brings extensive industry experience to this leadership role.  Prior to joining the PTML board, Tom was the CEO of Insurance Auto Auctions from 2000-2014.  While there, he spearheaded IAA’s growth from a small, regional company to the leading live and live-online global salvage vehicle auction company.   In 2004, an equity firm acquired the publicly-traded IAA and the company became private.  In 2007, the company combined with ADESA Auto Auctions and became part of KAR Auction Services. KAR became a public company traded on the NYSE in 2013.  Tom O’Brien served on the boards of IAA and KAR Auction Services during his tenure as CEO of IAA.

Mr. O’Brien is based in Chicago where PartsTrader LLC has its main United States office.

PartsTrader Markets Limited is based in Wellington, New Zealand.

About the PartsTrader Group

PartsTrader designs, builds and operates online marketplaces for auto parts.  Competitive quote-based Search and Compare processes provide stakeholders with a wider range of part type, delivery time, quality and price options on a job-by-job basis.  PartsTrader currently operates marketplaces in the United States and New Zealand.  For more information about PartsTrader, go to

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