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Duke Makes Drivers Think of Tech

The annual Swapalease.com March Madness Driver Survey results are in, and most drivers believe Duke will win this year’s tournament, while most say UCLA is their favorite team.
The annual survey asks basketball fans to pair up their favorite teams with certain types of cars to coincide with the NCAA tournament. The online survey is presented to more than 2,500 drivers across the U.S. each year.
Most survey takers said the Tesla S would be their choice for Car of the Year (37 percent); followed by BMW 5 (23 percent), Audi A5 (21 percent), Chevrolet Corvette (18 percent), and Volvo XC90 (14 percent).
Cincinnati (9 percent) is the team that reminds most people of a Fiat.
Duke (14 percent) reminds most people of a Tesla.
Duke (13 percent) also reminds most people of a driverless car (especially since their coach was out for part of the season).
Miami (9 percent) reminds most people of a stolen car.

Dent Wizard Hires IT Exec

Dent Wizard International recently hired Jim Townsend as vice president of information technology.
Townsend will manage all functions of Dent Wizard's IT systems, reporting to Dent Wizard CFO Tammy Conner.  He will work from the company's headquarters in St. Louis.
Townsend comes to Dent Wizard with an extensive background in the technology field, most recently serving as vice president and chief information officer of Dylex Solutions, an IT consulting firm based in Atlanta, and before that as chief information/technology officer for Performance Team, a third-party logistics company.  
Townsend has a bachelor's degree in computer science from Everest College.

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TrueCar Names OEM VP

 TrueCar Inc. announced that Michael Darrow has become the company’s executive vice president of OEM development.

In his new role, Darrow will oversee the development and implementation of new OEM program initiatives in support of TrueCar’s ongoing commitment to create a best in class modern automotive marketplace. He will report to TrueCar CEO Chip Perry.

Darrow comes to TrueCar with more than 30 years of experience in the automotive industry. Prior to joining TrueCar, Darrow spent more than 14 years with Edmunds.com, where he played a key leadership role in the company’s growth and development.

 

 

AutoIMS Updates Plan

The AutoIMS leadership team announced its 2017 strategy earlier.
Key components of the plan include:
 • Enhancing client experience through investments in employees and CRM tools
 • Expanding and strengthening industry connections, connecting AutoIMS member auctions and consignors with more industry partners
 • Continuing technology leadership, including a comprehensive “Technology 2020” plan outlining upgrades and modernization to the AutoIMS infrastructure
 • Improving employee engagement, ensuring AutoIMS is an employer of choice for years to come

AutoIMS also plans to bring additional, targeted awareness of the varied solutions it offers to the remarketing industry.

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