She brings a wealth of experience at developing and executing IT strategies that support business growth and drive value for the end user.
Richfield, OH (PRWEB) June 26, 2013
OEConnection LLC, a leading technology provider for OEM distribution networks, has announced the appointment of Katherine Golden to Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. OEConnection web-based solutions help automakers, heavy-duty truck manufacturers and their franchised dealer networks increase OEM parts sales, drive greater operational efficiencies and enhance overall customer satisfaction. As CTO, Golden will oversee all aspects of technology for OEConnection, including product development, quality assurance, technology strategy and infrastructure.
“We are delighted to welcome Kathy to the team,” said Chuck Rotuno, President & CEO of OEConnection. “As an accomplished technology executive and innovator, she brings a wealth of experience at developing and executing IT strategies that support business growth and drive value for the end user.”
Prior to joining OEConnection, Golden was Vice President of Engineering & Enterprise Architecture at Corbis, a Seattle-based visual media licensing company owned by Bill Gates and operating in 50 countries. While at Corbis, Golden launched several new global e-commerce products and had a track record for recruiting and retaining top tech talent. Prior to Corbis, Golden spent five years in Cleveland serving as Director of Applications and New Product Development at AGInteractive – a subsidiary of American Greetings.
“OEConnection has grown to become an industry leader and one of the region’s top tech companies because of its commitment to innovation and high-quality technology solutions,” Golden said. “What excites me most is the opportunity to build on that momentum and lead our technology team into the next phase of product development.” She added, “I am equally enthused to be back in Northeast Ohio, which continues to gain attention for its growing and vibrant tech community.”
Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Golden holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Windsor in Ontario. An avid public speaker on such topics as Web/Mobile Trends, Agile and Building Teams for Growth and Innovation, she is a member of the CIO Executive Council, a global community of IT leaders and executives.
About OEConnection LLC
OEConnection is the leading parts e-commerce technology provider for OEM distribution networks, serving over 36,000 dealership and repair customers. Customers use OEConnection products over 6 million times each month to market, manage and move original equipment parts, facilitating an estimated $19 billion in annual replacement parts trade. The company is headquartered in the greater Cleveland area at 4205 Highlander Parkway, Richfield, Ohio, 44286. Additional information is available at http://www.oeconnection.com or by emailing Joan Deegan at Joan.Deegan(at)oeconnection(dot)com