Jeffrey Riggs Joins Webraska as American Automotive Sales Director

Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Webraska

    DETROIT, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Webraska, the worldwide provider of
 wireless navigation services and technologies, announced the appointment of
 Jeffrey A. Riggs to the position of Automotive Sales Director for North
 America.  Riggs, formerly an OEM sales manager for both Alpine Electronics and
 Code-Alarm, will be responsible for the development and implementation of
 Webraska's wireless navigation technology with automobile manufacturers and
 first-tier suppliers throughout North America.
     Riggs joins Webraska coming from a 19-year background in sales and
 engineering management with a variety of top electronics and engineering
 companies that market to the automotive industry.  He has directed program
 management for major OEM accounts for these firms, and has extensive
 experience in contract negotiations, product development and engineering
 compliance with customer quality control requirements.  In addition, he has
 implemented both OEM and retail sales and marketing programs for electronic
 products, including benchmarking, advertising, pricing and special promotions.
     In his new position at Webraska, Riggs will be based in Detroit and work
 closely with the Webraska's automotive customers and platform groups, mapping
 out distinct programs for the implementation of Webraska global navigation
 technology in OEM vehicle lines.  Capitalizing on Webraska's global presence
 in the automotive sector, which provides enhanced navigation, routing,
 real-time traffic, m-commerce and other consumer applications, Riggs will be
 addressing the needs of North American automotive OEM & aftermarket suppliers
 utilizing Webraska's patented IbDN(R) technology for call center applications
 and in-vehicle telematic linked navigation.
     Riggs received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics Engineering
 from Michigan Technological University in 1982, in addition to training in
 microprocessor programming and production process control.
 
     About Webraska
     Webraska is the worldwide provider of wireless navigation, spatial
 searching, mapping and traffic information services and technologies for
 telecom operators and car manufacturers.
     Turning mobile devices into worldwide personal navigation systems,
 Webraska's revolutionary IbDN(R) (Internet-based Distributed Navigation)
 patented technology and its Personal Navigation Suite(TM) of valued-added
 services are solving mobile users needs everyday, increasing revenues,
 customer loyalty and brand recognition for leading service providers around
 the world, including SFR, TIM, Vizzavi, KPN, Belgacom, Airtel, Orange, ADAC,
 VoiceStream and M1.
     Helping carriers leverage their UMTS, Wireless Internet and Location-
 Technology assets, Webraska also offers the Personal Navigation API(TM) that
 allows application developers to launch, in a matter of hours, anywhere in
 most of Europe, North America and increasingly in the Asia-Pacific region,
 "location & navigation-enabled" wireless applications (location-based
 services, m-commerce, games, city guides, fleet management, mobile Extranet,
 etc.).  It is available directly to all developers via Webraska's ASP Centres,
 and via licensees of the Global Navigation Server(TM) platform and Global
 Navigation Database(TM).
     Webraska's technology has already been chosen by industry leaders,
 including IBM, Nortel, Oracle, Openwave, Alcatel, Sagem, Schlumberger,
 SignalSoft, Wireless Car, PSA, Cellpoint, CT Motion, CPS and Acunia.
     The company is headquartered in Poissy, France and has offices in London,
 Brussels, Madrid, Amsterdam, Milan, Stockholm, Tokyo, Singapore, Melbourne,
 Montreal and Detroit.
     For more information visit: www.webraska.com
 
 

SOURCE Webraska
    DETROIT, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Webraska, the worldwide provider of
 wireless navigation services and technologies, announced the appointment of
 Jeffrey A. Riggs to the position of Automotive Sales Director for North
 America.  Riggs, formerly an OEM sales manager for both Alpine Electronics and
 Code-Alarm, will be responsible for the development and implementation of
 Webraska's wireless navigation technology with automobile manufacturers and
 first-tier suppliers throughout North America.
     Riggs joins Webraska coming from a 19-year background in sales and
 engineering management with a variety of top electronics and engineering
 companies that market to the automotive industry.  He has directed program
 management for major OEM accounts for these firms, and has extensive
 experience in contract negotiations, product development and engineering
 compliance with customer quality control requirements.  In addition, he has
 implemented both OEM and retail sales and marketing programs for electronic
 products, including benchmarking, advertising, pricing and special promotions.
     In his new position at Webraska, Riggs will be based in Detroit and work
 closely with the Webraska's automotive customers and platform groups, mapping
 out distinct programs for the implementation of Webraska global navigation
 technology in OEM vehicle lines.  Capitalizing on Webraska's global presence
 in the automotive sector, which provides enhanced navigation, routing,
 real-time traffic, m-commerce and other consumer applications, Riggs will be
 addressing the needs of North American automotive OEM & aftermarket suppliers
 utilizing Webraska's patented IbDN(R) technology for call center applications
 and in-vehicle telematic linked navigation.
     Riggs received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics Engineering
 from Michigan Technological University in 1982, in addition to training in
 microprocessor programming and production process control.
 
     About Webraska
     Webraska is the worldwide provider of wireless navigation, spatial
 searching, mapping and traffic information services and technologies for
 telecom operators and car manufacturers.
     Turning mobile devices into worldwide personal navigation systems,
 Webraska's revolutionary IbDN(R) (Internet-based Distributed Navigation)
 patented technology and its Personal Navigation Suite(TM) of valued-added
 services are solving mobile users needs everyday, increasing revenues,
 customer loyalty and brand recognition for leading service providers around
 the world, including SFR, TIM, Vizzavi, KPN, Belgacom, Airtel, Orange, ADAC,
 VoiceStream and M1.
     Helping carriers leverage their UMTS, Wireless Internet and Location-
 Technology assets, Webraska also offers the Personal Navigation API(TM) that
 allows application developers to launch, in a matter of hours, anywhere in
 most of Europe, North America and increasingly in the Asia-Pacific region,
 "location & navigation-enabled" wireless applications (location-based
 services, m-commerce, games, city guides, fleet management, mobile Extranet,
 etc.).  It is available directly to all developers via Webraska's ASP Centres,
 and via licensees of the Global Navigation Server(TM) platform and Global
 Navigation Database(TM).
     Webraska's technology has already been chosen by industry leaders,
 including IBM, Nortel, Oracle, Openwave, Alcatel, Sagem, Schlumberger,
 SignalSoft, Wireless Car, PSA, Cellpoint, CT Motion, CPS and Acunia.
     The company is headquartered in Poissy, France and has offices in London,
 Brussels, Madrid, Amsterdam, Milan, Stockholm, Tokyo, Singapore, Melbourne,
 Montreal and Detroit.
     For more information visit: www.webraska.com
 
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