Former EDS Executive To Take Helm Of Innovative Austin Start- Up
AUSTIN, Texas, June 30 /PRNewswire/ - Capping a uniquely successful startup process, Digital Motorworks, Inc. (DMI) has appointed John Henke its new president.
Formerly vice president of sales for the Internet and New Media division of Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in Plano, Henke brings a wealth of knowledge in Internet and new media experience.
"John is uniquely qualified to lead an Internet-related startup firm like ours," noted Varick Foster, DMI co-founder and chief executive officer. "At EDS, he was one of the visionaries who helped grow that company's Internet business line in 1995 - a line that grew from zero to $125 million in sales in 1996. He was instrumental in developing strategic partnerships for EDS - something that will be central to the steady growth of DMI."
A 1985 graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a business degree in management information systems, Henke originally worked as a sales engineer and later as a sales representative for Xerox in Minneapolis. He has excelled in sales and sales management positions at Honeywell Corporation, and San Jose semiconductor distributor Anthem Electronics. In 1994 he joined EDS, originally as director of strategic sales for the firm's client-server group.
About DMI Digital Motorworks offers Showroom Advantage(TM) systems by which automotive retailers can market their products and perform other operations on-line, either over the Internet, via kiosks, or both. Products include the Showroom Advantage Touch Screen(TM) for kiosks; Showroom Advantage Internet(TM) that extends much the same functionality over the Internet; Showroom Advantage Vehicle Sourcing Network(TM) for on-line sourcing of used vehicles; and the Showroom Advantage Business Development and Relationship Management(TM) contact management and business development system.
DMI was formed in March 1995 by Varick Foster and John Gilbert to supply auto retail interactive kiosks. The privately held company currently employs 17 people and has already demonstrated the ability to work with some of the leading companies in the industry: GM, GMAC, Toyota and EDS. Today, DMI already has more than 100 clients - dealer testimonials are already in-hand - - and is the leading supplier of Internet-based kiosk systems for auto and truck dealers.
Digital Motorworks, 8310 Capital of Texas Highway, Suite 430, Austin, TX. 78731, Tel: 512-349-9360, Fax: 512-349-9366, infodigitalmotorworks, www.digitalmotorworks.com.
SOURCE Digital Motorworks Inc.
/CONTACT: John K. Henke of Digital Motorworks, 210-349-9360, jhenkedigitalmotorworks.com ; or Alan Weinkrantz of Alan Weinkrantz & Company, 210-820-3070 ext 102, alanweinkrantz.com /