MEDFORD, Mass., Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognizing the accelerating global proliferation of lifestyle-extending technologies into the vehicle, former Harman International executive and chief technology officer Dr. Erich Geiger will help architect the next wave of industry-defining innovation in vehicle connectivity as chief technology advisor at Agero.
Agero is a global leader in vehicle connectivity innovation, renowned for its pioneering role in integrating digitally-networked emergency response, cloud-based services, and multi-modal human machine interfaces into vehicles.
"The transition to multi-modal mobility, accelerated expansion of broadband communications, increasingly sophisticated device integration, and the converging market for personalized mobility and cloud-based computing, positions Agero to be a leader in the market," said Dr. Geiger. "Agero's core capabilities and long history of technical achievement and customer-centric service delivery are unmatched."
Dr. Geiger brings to Agero over 30 years of experience which includes serving as chief technology officer and executive vice president at Harman International Industries, Inc., and chief executive officer, Harman Becker Automotive Systems. Prior to joining Harman, Dr. Geiger was chief technology officer for Thomson Consumer Electronics. Dr. Geiger continues to serve as chief technology officer for Automotive Electronics at Johnson Controls, Inc.
In his new role at Agero, Dr. Geiger will advise senior management on global technology strategy, helping advance Agero's market-defining innovation agenda.
"Dr. Geiger's thought leadership and global market experience will continue to accelerate Agero's activities in leading-edge vehicle connectivity solutions for our automotive clients," said Charles T. Cavolina, president of Agero Connected Services, the company's division for connected vehicle programs.
Agero is a leading provider of connected vehicle services for the automotive, insurance and aftermarket industries and is a market leader in roadside assistance and claims management. Based in Medford, Mass., the company has operations throughout North America and offices in Europe. For more information, visit www.agero.com.