SOURCE: ChannelNet


January 31, 2012 12:05 ET

AJ Wagner, Auto Industry Veteran Joins ChannelNet as Board Member

DEARBORN, MI--(Marketwire - Jan 31, 2012) - ChannelNet, a leader in multichannel customer engagement, today announces AJ Wagner as the newest Board Member. Mr. Wagner, President of AJ Wagner & Associates, LLC, and former President of Ford Motor Credit Company North America, and corporate Vice President of Ford Motor Company, its parent, is an innovative automotive industry leader.

"AJ is a terrific addition to our Board," states Paula Tompkins, ChannelNet CEO and Founder in making the announcement. "AJ's appointment brings unparalleled expertise that will play a key role in advising ChannelNet's development of next generation automotive industry solutions."

With decades of leadership experience in the automotive industry, Mr. Wagner was responsible for the field organization serving Ford, Lincoln Mercury, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo, and Mazda dealers, commercial lending services and the major accounts unit at Ford Motor Credit. Wagner's leadership includes automotive marketing, dealer relations, brand relationships and operations management where he ran a multi-billion dollar a year profit center.

"As a leader in user-centered design, ChannelNet is in the automotive industry vanguard providing both dealers and vehicle owners with innovative solutions and capabilities online," says Wagner. "I look forward to serving as a board member as ChannelNet continues to innovate for an evolving industry striving to serve rapidly evolving dealer and customer needs."

ChannelNet's patented SiteBuilder™ technology assists the rapid creation of personal microsites and portals designed to improve customer interactions, online and in showrooms. SiteBuilder is a global-ready platform that allows firms to launch what is now the foundation to building and sustaining dealer and vehicle owner relationships. Channel Net's automotive industry personal websites gives marketers the tools to tailor offers and messages based upon customer-specific data including vehicle type, contract terms, geographic location, and payment characteristics. Today, ChannelNet hosts over 9 million microsites for its auto industry customers.

About ChannelNet
For over 25 years ChannelNet has been the leading provider of multichannel digital marketing solutions for the automotive, financial services, home improvement and retail industries. ChannelNet's patented software, SiteBuilder™, allows internet users to conduct research online and complete transactions either online, at a store or through a call center. ChannelNet has created thousands of solutions for hundreds of companies worldwide including BMW, Hunter Douglas, Ford Motor Company, Benjamin Moore Paints, General Motors, Saks Fifth Avenue, Volkswagen, College Pro, World Omni Financial Corp., California Closets, Harman Kardon, Motorola, Hallmark and many others. ChannelNet is a privately held company based in Sausalito, California and Detroit, Michigan. ChannelNet's solutions include networks of websites, personal customer microsites, portals, mobile websites, mobile apps, tablets, search engine optimization, location based marketing, email marketing and social media. ChannelNet provides up-front strategy development and end-to-end turnkey creative, technical and support services with every solution. Visit for more information, and follow frequent updates on Twitter (@ChannelNet) and Facebook (ChannelNet).

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