We are most fortunate to have someone with Joe's knowedge and reputation join our talented group of advisors. His experience an input will be invaluable
Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) August 7, 2007
Mobile Productivity, Inc., (MPi) (http://www.mpifix.com) a leading provider of profitability tools for auto dealer service departments, announced today that expert auto industry veteran Joe Herman has joined the MPi Industry Advisory Council. The group of top dealers, veteran factory executives and automotive industry experts was formed in March '07 to provide auto industry input into the strategic product and marketing direction of MPi. Current members include David Vallone, Kip Killmon, Paul Rubin, Dennis Noonan, Bill Lovejoy, Richard Sherman, Joe Hilger, Maureen Sullivan Martin, Tony Noland and Ernest H. Pomerantz.
One of the Industry's most well know leaders, Herman brings to the MPi Advisory Council a wealth of credentials derived from over four decades of hands on experience. He began his automotive career over as a sales person, was a OEM executive, Dealer, and for the last fifteen years held senior leadership positions with retail consolidators EMCO/United Auto Group (Sr. Exec VP), Planet-Potamkin Automotive Group (CEO, President, COO), and Group 1 Automotive (Sr.VP.Ops/RVP). Herman has chaired several Regional and National Dealer Councils, Marketing and Advertising Committees and a number of 20 Groups over his career, and has also been an NADA National Convention Workshop Moderator, and both a Presenter and Retail Panel Member at a number of JD Power conferences.
"We are most fortunate to have someone with Joe's knowedge and reputation join our talented group of advisors. His experience an input will be invaluable," commented Les Silver, MPi President & CEO.
MPi has long relied on dealer requests and industry feedback to guide its product development. The company recently launched a new World Class Inspection™ Program that for the first time offers real live process measurement for vehicle service departments. World Class Inspection™ provides service departments with the tools and processes to measure, manage and coach desired results and includes implementation/training, hardware, a measurement system, software tools and field support.
Dealers using the program are performing a better inspection and doing a superior job of explaining needed repairs to the customer, realizing benefits that average $100 to $125 in additional needed repairs per vehicle inspection, a substantial increase in revenue per RO. The MPi industry Advisory council will help advise and guide the development of such programs in the future.
Commenting on the MPi Advisory Council Herman stated; "I have known Les Silver for almost 15 years and have always had a very great respect for his innovation, and the leading edge concepts he has bought to the automotive industry. I believe that MPI is one of the most exciting things Les has done in his career, and I'm very happy with my role alongside a number of respected peers at MPi, which will allow me to make a meaningful contributions in both marketing and product development towards it's future success."
About Mobile Productivity, Inc:
Headquartered in Las Vegas, NV, Mobile Productivity Inc. is an industry leader delivering processes, metrics and software solutions which enable automotive dealerships to achieve World Class™ results in their service and repair departments. The company's World Class Inspection™ Program is making a difference in dealerships across the country; providing significant increases in profits, efficiencies and customer loyalty. For more information call Susan Lovett at (800) 997-1674 x2010, by email at slovett(at)mpifix.com or visit http://www.mpifix.com