After more than a decade as president and CEO, Jim Yates will be retiring from Alliance Inspection Management (AiM) effective immediately, according to a company announcement.  

He will move into a 12-month consulting role effective immediately, as the AiM board of directors moves quickly to find a replacement for his role, the company added.

“I am extremely proud of what we’ve accomplished since founding AiM more than ten years ago. We set out to create the industry’s first truly independent, objective, third-party inspection company, and we are now the leading inspections provider in the automotive industry,” said Yates.

Yates began his career in the automotive industry at an auto dealership in 1975, according to AiM. Throughout the next 30 years, he moved on to work for Chrysler, Subaru of America, and Nissan North America. He was one of the original founders of AiM in 2005, and with his guidance, the company has grown to become an inspections provider for companies such as Ford, Nissan, Hyundai, and Toyota.

The company has more than 1,500 employees and inspects and inspects over 12 million vehicles throughout North America and Canada annually.