Automotive information integration specialist One Auto API has appointed former Cazoo and Cazana automobile information professional Rupert Pontin as its new industrial director.
The enterprise, launched earlier this yr, goals to ship an easier and quicker answer to the doubtless advanced technique of integrating business-critical information feeds for fleet, retail and different automotive service suppliers.
Pontin has been recruited after speedy development in its first 4 months of buying and selling highlighted a have to give attention to supporting the innovation ambitions of consumers, the enterprise stated.
Mark Fretwell, the chief government of One Auto API, stated: “Development has been quick, necessitating speedy funding to assist our clients’ industrial ambitions so we’re delighted to nominate a industrial director of Rupert’s calibre.
“He brings appreciable experience to this newly created position, which is designed to assist our clients determine alternatives for innovation.”
In his new position Pontin will assist One Auto API’s clients to realize industrial benefit at a time of market disruption by figuring out alternatives for danger administration and enterprise course of enchancment.
Talking solely to AM final month the previous Cazoo, Cazana, AutoVista and BCA worker stated that Cazoo’s acquisition of used automotive valuations supplier Cazana left a “hole out there”.
The feedback got here after the Automobile Remarketing Affiliation’s (VRA) deputy chair was made redundant from the enterprise re-named as Cazoo Information Providers and its whole-market information providing was withdrawn from a rising consumer base following its £25 million acquisition by the net automotive retailer in September final yr.
Commenting on his appointment with One Auto API, Pontin stated: “That is an thrilling second to affix a high-growth enterprise, providing genuinely new industrial alternatives to the trade.
“I am trying ahead to taking part in a key position within the success of One Auto API and our clients.”