MUNICH, Sept. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- incadea, a leading global provider of automotive retail solutions and a Cox Automotive brand, announced the appointment of Allan Stejskal, as chief executive officer, effective immediately.
Stejskal has a long track record of innovation and extensive executive leadership background across leading automotive organizations in United States. With 20 years of automotive retail knowledge, he brings a wealth of experience in strategic planning, growth and transformation, merger and acquisition integration and process improvement and operational efficiency.
Before joining incadea, Stejskal served as senior vice president and CIO of AutoNation, the largest U.S. new car retailer with over 350 new vehicle franchises and over 26,000 employees. His background also includes senior leadership roles at Dealertrack, now a Cox Automotive brand, where he led the DMS business and directed the development and launch of innovative retail products and services. Between other organizations, Stejskal's automotive background also includes ADP (now CDK Global), where he led the company's dealer services ecommerce strategy. He holds an MBA from Harvard and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan.
John Bailey, president of Cox Automotive International, said: "I am delighted to welcome Allan Stejskal as our newly appointed CEO. Allan is an accomplished leader, with a proven track record of working with high-growth automotive companies. He brings a great mix of automotive expertise, leadership, operational experience and technical breadth. Together with Allan, we are aiming to reshape incadea's business strategy and take the company to the next level with profitable growth."
Commenting on his appointment, Stejskal, said: "I'm incredibly excited to join the incadea team and have the opportunity to lead this truly international organization. Incadea has that rare combination of a global leading customer base, state of the art retail solutions for auto dealers and amazingly talented people. I am thrilled about the possibilities that lie ahead and look forward to working with the entire incadea team as we embark on the exciting journey of positioning incadea as the market leader."
Incadea is a leading international provider of software solutions and services to the global automotive retail and wholesale markets. Incadea addresses the needs of this industry by offering global solutions with state-of-the-art innovation and local execution capabilities. Products include dealer management, business intelligence, and customer and vehicle relationship management solutions, based on the latest Microsoft Dynamics technology. These are used by multinational car manufacturers, Original Equipment Manufacturers ("OEMs") and their dealership networks. Through continuing global expansion, incadea serves more than 100,000 end users in more than 4,000 dealerships in 100 countries across the globe. Headquartered in Germany, incadea has offices in Austria, China, Denmark, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey and the UAE. The Group has a network of worldwide certified channel partners, and its range of blue chip customers include over 50 OEMs such as BMW, Toyota, Volkswagen, Peugeot/Citroën, Ford, Scania, General Motors, and Mercedes-Benz. Incadea is a Cox Automotive Brand. For more information about incadea, visit www.incadea.com
About Cox Automotive
Cox Automotive Inc. is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, financial, retail and wholesale solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. Committed to open choice and dedicated to strong partnerships, the Cox Automotive family includes Autotrader®, Dealer.com®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, vAuto®, Xtime® and a host of other brands. The global company has 34,000 team members in more than 200 locations and is partner to more than 40,000 auto dealers, as well as most major automobile manufacturers, while engaging U.S. consumer car buyers with the most recognized media brands in the industry. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., an Atlanta-based company with revenues exceeding $20 billion and approximately 60,000 employees. Cox Enterprises' other major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications and Cox Media Group. For more information about Cox Automotive, visit www.coxautoinc.com.
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