Go ‘ROBO’ & Sell More Dealer Repair Services & Accessories
You have been seeing, hearing, and told by reps about how your customers are shopping for new and used vehicles differently, particularly for wheels, tires, repair services, and aftermarket products.
Take 3 minutes and see-hear Patrick Sandone, Founder-President of a technological leader, Net Driven, will tell you how your website should be designed and positioned to “use” a growing practice by consumers called “ROBO or “Research ONLINE, Buy OFFLINE”.
Watch this video.
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View All Lori Wittman, New Vice President and General Manager at VinSolutions
VinSolutions, a supplier of dealership software tools in the US and a subsidiary of Cox Automotive, has announced that Lori Wittman has been promoted to vice president and general manager of the company, and Sean Stapleton has assumed an expanded role as vice president, sales and marketing.
Wittman moves from her role as vice president of operations, a role she took up last year. Prior to that she was vice president and general manager of Rockwell Transportation in Philadelphia.
In her new role, Wittman will be responsible for all aspects of VinSolutions' business and will become part of the software division executive leadership team.
"Lori is a strong leader with a proven record of success in multiple industries, and her previous experience in operations and technology roles positions her well to drive additional value for our VinSolutions dealers," said Keith Jezek, software division president at Cox Automotive. "I am excited about the experience Lori has brought to VinSolutions, and I am certain her ongoing commitment to customers and employees will enable her to lead our business forward."
Meanwhile, Stapleton has led the VinSolutions sales team since 2009. Before joining VinSolutions, he co-founded two automotive software companies, IMS (which was later acquired by Who's Calling) and Visible Customer.
Follow The Leaders
Automotive Industry Technology Breakthroughs Read the latest important briefing for Small Auto Dealers & Retailers. Learn how to compete with the big third party lead providers. Net Driven, through extraordinary leadership, vision, and accomplishment in building a Web design and development company that serves small dealers and automotive retailers, has developed and designed sites that enable smaller dealers, repair outlets, tire companies, and service companies to compete with large dealers and big box retailers.
Read what this big thinking industry expert has to say. This commentary was derived from a video interview in late August 2014.
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