FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. — CarMD.com Corp. has promoted Art Jacobsen to vice president.
"Art is a key member of our executive management team and a valuable resource to our company," said Ieon Chen, CEO of CarMD. "Thanks to his dedication, leadership and management, CarMD has experienced a nearly 800 percent growth in sales this past year. Art is invaluable with his understanding of on-board vehicle diagnostics and best business practices, as well as his ability to motivate his team."
As vice president, Jacobsen’s responsibilities now officially include oversight of the company’s growth initiatives and daily operations. He is responsible for leading the team to create the products, services and partnerships that will position CarMD as a household name when it comes to automotive tools and information. The company currently has a successful television infomercial that educates consumers about the importance of vehicle maintenance and how the CarMD Vehicle Health System can help drivers catch problems early before they become expensive repairs.
A 20-year veteran of the automotive industry and a leader in the self-service vehicle diagnostic industry from its earliest development, Jacobsen joined CarMD in August 2008. Prior to CarMD, he was vice president of Smart Auto Management (SAM LLC), a consumer automotive kiosk program. Jacobsen also spent more than a decade at Honda Research and Development, where he specialized in data calibration relating to engine controls, on-board diagnostics and emission control technology. He was the engine project leader for the 1998 Honda Civic, 2001 Acura MDX and 2003 Honda Pilot.
Jacobsen holds five U.S. patents relating to on-board diagnostic systems and the reduction of emissions in internal combustion engines. He has a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from The Ohio State University. He is an expert and frequent speaker regarding vehicle recalls, emissions and safety programs, the Right to Repair act, vehicle on-board diagnostics and engine control technologies and their role in emission reduction.