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.
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.
TradeRev Expands into Three More States
TradeRev announced its entrance into three new U.S. markets.
The platform is now available in New York, Pennsylvania and Dallas. Dealers in these markets will now have access to TradeRev’s mobile app solution that provides a fast, efficient and accurate way to get true market value for dealer trade-ins.