Issue: May 2009


Veteran Auto Electronics Executive Tom Metzger Joins ATX



by Lenny Case

ATX Group, one of the world's leading providers of customized connected vehicle (telematics) services to global automobile manufacturers, today announced Tom Metzger, a veteran of the automotive electronics industry, has joined as senior vice president over the company's global sales and account management functions.

Metzger comes to ATX after a distinguished 24-year career at Harman Becker Automotive Systems, the automotive division of Harman International, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of high-quality, high fidelity audio/video products and systems for the professional, consumer, and automotive markets.

Most recently, Metzger was vice president of Harman Becker's Asian business unit, with responsibility for managing multiple, Japanese and Korean automobile manufacturers that operate globally. He also partnered with clients to establish and develop successful global strategic brand partnerships.

"Tom's extensive automotive and electronic experience affirms our commitment to attract a diverse group of experts from specialized areas who possess a deep understanding of our customers' needs, have demonstrated an ability to quickly respond with solutions to meet those needs, and have a passion for the connected vehicle space," said Steve Millstein, ATX president.

Metzger holds a bachelor of science degree in marketing from Oakland University (Mich.).

ABOUT ATX:

ATX Group (www.atxg.com) is one of the world's leading providers of customized, connected vehicle services to global automobile manufacturers. ATX pioneered connected vehicle services in 1996, and today provides innovative safety, security, communication, navigation and information services to vehicle owners through many of world's most distinguished automotive brands, including Toyota, Lexus, BMW, Peugeot, Mercedes-Benz, Maybach, and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

ATX also customizes services to help automobile manufacturers and their affiliated dealerships use telematics data and multiple customer contact channels to reduce costs, enhance vehicle servicing, and more closely manage customer relationships and contacts with the vehicle through its lifetime. ATX operates from Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, and Dusseldorf, Germany.

ATX is a division of Cross Country Automotive Services (www.crosscountry-auto.com), a leading provider of mobile assistance services to motorists and enhanced claims management services to automobile insurance carriers.


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