RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. Brent Windom, vice president of marketing and product management for Uni-Select USA, will present his company's technology strategies during a "Customer Spotlight" at the 2008 MIS Council Fall Conference Tuesday, Oct. 14, in Marco Island, Fla.
Windom will discuss Uni-Select's technology environment, current e-commerce projects and future technology initiatives, especially in light of Uni-Select's recent acquisitions of Parts Depot and Beck/Arnley.
At Uni-Select, one of the largest automotive replacement parts distributors in the United States, Windom oversees all marketing and product management efforts in the U.S, executing strategic plans to develop creative, profitable, win-together solutions for the company and its customer base. With nearly 30 years in the automotive aftermarket, Windom's areas of expertise include sales and marketing, business needs assessment, product implementation, training, e-business initiatives, inventory control, profit and loss accountability, relational databases and web-based technologies.
The MIS Council Fall Conference, slated for Sunday, Oct. 12, through Tuesday, Oct. 14, is the only industry event solely focused on the e-commerce and information technology issues facing suppliers.
Other presentations at the conference will include:
The Health & Future of the Aftermarket Steve Handschuh, president & COO, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA)
Survivor Chris Gardner, vice president, AASA
Launching a Corporate-Wide ERP Initiative Les Wittekind, USA Industries
Committing to Corporate-wide Data Management Excellence Todd Campau, Mahle Clevite
A Supplier-Driven E-catalog Model Bob Moore, Bob Moore & Partners
Customer Spotlight: Dale Hopkins, Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance
Member Spotlight: Jim Burdiss, Affinia Group
Global Vehicle Population Data Strategies panel presentation by Strategies International, Experian, Jato and R.L. Polk.
The first registration for MIS Council member companies is free, and additional employees can attend at a discounted rate.
Registration information and the full conference agenda are available at: www.miscouncil.org/conferences/fall08.html.
Conference sponsors to date include: Activant Solutions Inc., ABeam Consulting (USA) Ltd., ANXeBusiness Corp., Autologue Computer Systems Inc., Auto Strategies International Inc., Pricedex Software Inc., R.L. Polk & Co. and TecCom.