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May 24, 2017
ADT Announces 2017 Dealers’ Choice Awards Winners

Auto Dealer Today named the winners of the 13th annual Dealers’ Choice Awards.




CDK to Acquire Auto/Mate Dealership Systems

CDK Global has entered into a definitive agreement with Auto/Mate to acquire the technology company, which provides a suite of DMS products and solutions to more than 1,000 new-car dealerships. The transaction is expected to close later this summer.




Poll: Most Voters in Battleground States Support Structural Reforms to CFPB

By a three-to-one margin, voters surveyed in seven key battleground states said they prefer a bipartisan commission over a single director.




AIADA: Border Adjustment Tax Will Hurt Dealers, Customers

America’s 9,600 international nameplate dealers reinforced their opposition to a border adjustment tax that say will cost U.S. consumers $34.6 billion or about $2,000 per vehicle.




PassTime Names New CEO, President

PassTime cofounder Jeffrey Frank was named chairman and CEO, while 19-year company veteran Chris Macheca was named president. The latter will retain his title of COO.


Mike Black Named President of Dent Wizard

Black replaces Terry Koebbe, who will retain his title as CEO. Black will also operate as COO, a title he's held for the last six years.


Westlake Financial Adds eContracting

Through a partnership with eOriginal, Westlake Financial has digitally transformed its dealership management system into an econtrating solution for its network of more than 20,000 new- and used-car dealers.


<p><em>The executive team for AutoGravity includes CTO Martin Prescher, CEO Andreas Hinrichs, COO Nicholas Stellman, and COO Serge Vartanov.</em></p> Frost & Sullivan Names AutoGravity Entrepreneurial Company of the Year

The business consulting firm recognized AutoGravity for transforming the automotive finance industry with its 'first-of-its-kind fintech platform.'


Cars.com Names Jennifer Newman Editor-in-Chief

Newman has served in various roles of increasing responsibility since joining the company nine years ago, most recently as managing editor. She will lead efforts to expand and grow Cars.com's content and innovate the way its packaged and delivered.


GoMoto, UpdatePromise Announce Exclusive Partnership

UpdatePromise’s customers will immediately gain access to GoMoto’s kiosk platform as a result of the partnership, while GoMoto’s kiosk customers will be able to incorporate the UpdatePromise consumer experience lifecycle solution.



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