ERLANGEN, Germany, June 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Elektrobit (EB), a leading developer of cutting-edge, technology solutions for the automotive industry, today announced the appointment of Andreas Heim to Executive Vice President Operations, effective June 1. In this role, Heim will manage operations for all development domains (Navigation, Connected Car, Driver Assistance, HMI, Software Integration and Services, and Car Infrastructure) within EB. Heim held various executive roles, most recently, as the Vice President Platform Group Telematics at Harman, and Managing Director and Shareholder at S1nn, now a Harman company, and held various business management positions at R&S Sound GmbH (Bose Sound Systems).
Heim has a strong industry expertise in the automotive software, telematics and infotainment markets. In his role as Executive Vice President Operations, he will be responsible for finding new areas for growth and improvement for each of the company's domains in accordance with the overall EB corporate strategy. "I am very excited to be part of the leadership team at EB, which has a proven track record as key innovator in the automotive software space," said Heim. "My main focus will be to sustain this innovative spirit and expand EB's horizons in further developing cutting-edge technology solutions for our customers."
Heim will report directly to Alexander Kocher, President and Managing Director of Elektrobit.
"The automotive industry is experiencing a fundamental shift to new technologies in almost all sectors, from automated driving to the integration of consumer devices," said Alexander Kocher. "Andreas brings an extensive market knowledge and the detailed understanding of the customers' needs and considerations that are rooted deeply in the EB strategy and that will drive future business for the company."
About Elektrobit (EB)
Elektrobit (EB) is an award-winning and visionary global supplier of embedded software solutions and services for the automotive industry. A leader in automotive software with over 25 years serving the industry, EB's software powers over 70 million vehicles and offers flexible, innovative solutions for connected car infrastructure, human machine interface (HMI) technologies, navigation, driver assistance, electronic control units (ECUs), and software engineering services. EB is a wholly owned subsidiary of Continental. For more information, visit us at www.elektrobit.com
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