FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CarMD.com Corporation, a leading provider of automotive products, services and information, today announced it has promoted Art Jacobsen to vice president of CarMD.
"Art is a key member of our executive management team and a valuable resource to our company," said Ieon C. Chen, CEO of CarMD. "Thanks to his dedication, leadership and management, CarMD has experienced a nearly 800 percent growth in sales this past year. Art is invaluable with his understanding of on-board vehicle diagnostics, best business practices and ability to motivate his team."
As vice president, Mr. Jacobsen's responsibilities now officially include oversight of the company's growth initiatives and daily operations. He is responsible for leading the team to create the products, services and partnerships that will position CarMD as a household name when it comes to automotive tools and information. The company currently has a successful television infomercial that educates consumers about the importance of vehicle maintenance and how the CarMD® Vehicle Health System™ can help drivers catch problems early before they become expensive repairs.
A 20-year veteran of the automotive industry and a leader in the self-service vehicle diagnostic industry from its earliest development, Mr. Jacobsen joined CarMD in August 2008. Prior to CarMD, he was vice president of Smart Auto Management (SAM LLC), a consumer automotive kiosk program. Mr. Jacobsen also spent over a decade at Honda Research and Development where he specialized in data calibration relating to engine controls, on-board diagnostics and emission control technology. He was the engine project leader for the 1998 Honda Civic, 2001 Acura MDX and 2003 Honda Pilot.
Mr. Jacobsen holds five U.S. patents relating to on-board diagnostic systems and the reduction of emissions in internal combustion engines. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from The Ohio State University. He is an expert and frequent speaker regarding vehicle recalls, emissions and safety programs, the right-to-repair act, vehicle on-board diagnostics, engine control technologies and their role in emission reduction.
About CarMD.com Corp.
The mission of Fountain Valley, Calif.-based CarMD.com Corp., is to empower consumers and the vehicle market by providing the tools and information needed to make better-educated decisions about their vehicles' health and maintenance. An ISO 9001:2008-certified company, CarMD's premiere product is the CarMD® Vehicle Health System™. For more information, visit www.CarMD.com.
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