DALLAS, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Steve Millstein, president of ATX Group, Inc., a leading provider of connected vehicle (or telematics) services for the global automotive industry, today announced his decision to retire as president, effective March 31, 2010. He will actively continue with the company as senior advisor, providing ongoing advice and counsel on industry trends and strategic growth. Michael Saxton, the president and CEO of Cross Country Automotive Services, the parent company of ATX, will assume Millstein's duties upon his retirement.
Millstein has been a leading figure in the development of the connected vehicle industry and has overseen the dramatic growth and transformation of ATX into an industry leader in safety, security and information services accessible in vehicles and sold under the brand names of automobile manufacturers. Prior to his position at ATX, Millstein spent 12 years in telecommunications at AT&T and Southwestern Bell.
"Steve's guidance, vision and passion have been essential factors in the growth of ATX and of the connected vehicle industry. His continued involvement as a senior advisor to the company will be a terrific asset as we continue to grow," said Saxton.
"I'm proud of what we have accomplished over the past ten years," Millstein said. "ATX is a dynamic and innovative company, with a strong management team and prestigious client base."
ATX Group (www.atxg.com) is one of the world's leading providers of customized, connected vehicle services to global automobile manufacturers. ATX pioneered connected vehicle services in 1996, and today provides innovative safety, security, communication, navigation and information services to vehicle owners through many of world's most distinguished automotive brands, including Toyota, Lexus, BMW, Peugeot, Mercedes-Benz, Maybach, and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
ATX also customizes services to help automobile manufacturers and their affiliated dealerships use telematics data and multiple customer contact channels to reduce costs, enhance vehicle servicing, and more closely manage customer relationships and contacts with the vehicle through its lifetime. ATX operates from Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, and has representative offices in Paris, France, and Dusseldorf, Germany.
ATX is a division of Cross Country Automotive Services (www.crosscountry-auto.com), a leading provider of mobile assistance services to motorists and enhanced claims management services to automobile insurance carriers.
SOURCE ATX Group, Inc.