Vehicle Diagnostics Expert Ben Johnson Joins ALLDATA Technology leader to head a team focused on ALLDATA Repair and new product development
Elk Grove, CA – October 27, 2009 – ALLDATA LLC, the leading provider of vehicle manufacturers’ service and repair information for professional repair shops, is pleased to welcome Ben Johnson as Senior Product Marketing Manager. His immediate responsibilities will include the company’s core product ALLDATA Repair, as well as development of new diagnostic tools, enabling greater efficiencies for automotive service professionals.
Johnson comes to ALLDATA from Delphi in Troy, Michigan, where he was Director of Global Product Development for Service Tools and Educational Products. Among his many achievements at Delphi, he helped architect their service business expansion into Europe, South America and Asia.
Prior to joining Delphi, he was a project manager for the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA). While at AAIA, he helped develop the i-SHOP connectivity standard, which allows different computer systems within a repair shop to seamlessly interact. Johnson is a recognized expert in the field of automotive diagnostics, with an understanding of the entire product development process from inception to launch.
Johnson’s broad-based experience also includes several years with SPX Corporation as product manager for diagnostic platforms. At SPX, he managed an engineering team, while also engaging directly with customers. He is named in two patents awarded to SPX. For nine years, he owned his own auto repair center. He frequently speaks on vehicle technology at automotive industry events and serves on industry boards and committees.
“ALLDATA was created by visionaries 23 years ago,” said Johnson, “and I joined the company because it still retains that clear sense of where the market is heading. I am excited to be involved with the expansion of our product opportunities, while leveraging on our core competencies. Our overarching goal is to help shops realize the promise of ALLDATA’s products, and I am happy to play a part in that.”
“Over the years, ALLDATA’s reputation and leadership in the automotive aftermarket has attracted top-tier individuals to the company”, said ALLDATA Vice President of Product and Business Development, Steve Gill. “Ben Johnson is well regarded throughout the industry and he will add a new perspective to our evolving product lines and our strategies for delivering solutions to our customers.” Johnson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Northwood University.