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TecAlliance Appoints David Williams As New CEO of OptiCat/ JNPSoft Operations

TecAlliance announced that David Williams has been appointed the new CEO of
its OptiCat/ JNPSoft operations in the United States and Canada. An
experienced business leader, Williams will progressively succeed Charles
Johnson and assume his new responsibilities on September 12. After ten years
as CEO, in which he has helped grow the business to a position of
significance in providing data distribution and software services to the
North American mobility aftermarket, Johnson will transition to a role
supporting David Williams as he enters into his new position, through year
end, and then move into the role as a consultant for TecAlliance beginning
in January of 2023.

“It was immediately clear that David Williams was the right fit. Under his
leadership, we look forward to a vibrant and flourishing future of our
USA/Canada business and the many customer organizations we serve each year,”
said David Winter, Executive Vice President Sales at TecAlliance. “I would
also like to express our heartfelt thanks to Charles Johnson for his efforts
over many years in making OptiCat/ JNPSoft a successful part of the
TecAlliance group.”

Charley Johnson observed, “It has been my great privilege to work with our
customers, our OptiCat/JNPSoft Supervisory Board, the TecAlliance Team and,
especially the OptiCat/JNPSoft Team to bring our business to a position of
significance to our industry. I thank them all for their support. I also
look forward to supporting with David Williams, who is an outstanding Leader
and an outstanding Person, as he assumes his new role.

David Williams is joining JNPSoft/OptiCat from DENSO Products & Services
Americas Inc. where he has held several roles spanning almost ten years. In
his latest role as the Director of Automotive Original Equipment Service
Parts Division, he oversaw the sales, distribution, development, and
production of traditional service parts, diagnostic equipment, and emerging
connected solutions sold to North American car makers. Prior to this he
worked for Crane Controls as the Vertical Market leader in the Commercial
Vehicle Products Business Unit. Before that he has spent 13 years with
Toyota Motor Sales Inc. in various positions in increasing responsibility
ranging from working with franchise dealers in the field to being the
Product Manager for pick-up trucks.

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About OptiCat and JNPSoft:

The OptiCat and JNPSoft brands provide innovative and industry leading
solutions to support Aftermarket Suppliers in the automotive and heavy-duty
markets with the mapping, maintenance, development, validation, electronic
catalogs, eCommerce, and secure delivery of their catalog data utilizing the
industry standards provided by Auto Care Association ACES & PIES ™. They
also provide a variety of catalogue solutions for suppliers and distributors
to help them get their product data into selling positions. For North
American companies that wish to “go global”, the company offers the software
solutions of their majority shareholder, TecAlliance, for doing business
outside the USA and Canada to help speed their quality data to market.
Software solutions of these brands help Automotive Medium/Heavy Duty
Aftermarket Suppliers distribute their digital product information
internally an externally with industry leading speed, data quality and data
security. The Company also provides high quality industry data for use by
Suppliers and Distributors in the creating of their unique product
capabilities and offers full data management solutions for suppliers wishing
to simplify their internal cataloging needs.

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