UIEvolution Hires Yoshihiro Sasage As VP of Automotive Strategic Planning

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DENSO Corporation veteran to lead company’s automotive strategy

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Sasage-san adds strength to UIEvolution’s already talented team. His accomplishments and experience will be a valuable asset as we globally continue to expand.

UIEvolution, Inc., a global leader in highly scalable connected device software solutions for Enterprise companies in the Automotive, Cruise and Hospitality industries, today announced the appointment of Yoshihiro Sasage as Vice President of Automotive Strategic Planning. Sasage-san is based out of UIEvolution’s Tokyo office and will be responsible for providing oversight and management of the company’s automotive strategy.

Sasage-san comes to UIEvolution from DENSO Corporation, a global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components, where he helped manage and develop groundbreaking technology for the automotive industry. A key player in anticipating the needs of automakers, Sasage-san has helped develop state-of-the art navigation and telematics systems and products for companies such as Toyota and Lexus. He has built key technical and business relationships with global OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, holding a number of managerial and executive positions in the industry.

“We are delighted to welcome Sasage-san to our team at UIEvolution. His experience and passion for innovation and technology aligns well with our focus as a global, technology-driven provider of infotainment and connected car solutions,” said UIEvolution CEO and president Chris Ruff.

“Sasage-san adds strength to UIEvolution’s already talented team. His accomplishments and experience will be a valuable asset as we globally continue to expand,” added Koji Hosaka, President of UIEvolution Japan and GM of Automotive at UIEvolution. “He brings not only unprecedented experience in automotive telematics, but a strong business background, as well. We look forward to his leadership and insight.”

“I have always been impressed with UIEvolution’s technology vision,” said Yoshihiro Sasage. “There is a strong demand for next-generation products and solutions in the infotainment space, and I look forward to accelerating the movement and success UIEvolution has created in this industry.”

UIEvolution has licensed its software technology for millions of in-vehicle systems worldwide, supplying some of the world’s largest automotive OEM and Tier 1 manufacturers including Toyota, Lexus, Clarion, DENSO, Fujitsu Ten, Pioneer, Panasonic and others. The UIE CloudConnect platform and enabling connectivity technologies, optimized for the unique requirements of in-car entertainment and navigation systems, is anchored by the company’s UIEngine platform, deployed by major corporations for nearly 15 years.

About UIEvolution
UIEvolution is a vertical cloud Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider specializing in highly scalable connected device software and solutions across a broad range of markets, including Automotive, Cruise, Hotel, Retail and more. We believe that technology and connectivity should enhance and never distract from life experiences. From our inception in 2000, we have said - The User’s Experience Matters. And, now for nearly 15 years we have made software and provided services that deliver this vision. Headquartered in Seattle with offices in Tokyo and Detroit, UIEvolution has a proven track record with clients like Toyota, Lexus, Carnival Cruise Lines, Samsung, AT&T, Microsoft, Disney, Mitsubishi and Panasonic. http://www.uievolution.com

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