August 07, 2015 // Franchising.com // HORSHAM, Pa. – American Driveline Systems, Inc. announced today that it has appointed Chad Graham as chief information officer of the company and its subsidiary corporations AAMCO Transmissions Inc., Cottman Transmissions Systems, LLC and Global Powertrain Systems, Inc. In his new role, Graham will lead the charge in delivering high-impact technology and value to its brands’ service centers and franchisees.
“As American Driveline Systems continues to grow, we have several technology initiatives currently underway that will have a profound and positive impact on our franchise locations,” said Jim Gregory, chief financial officer of American Driveline Systems, Inc. “Chad has an exceptional track record of elevating organizational productivity and capabilities through skillful planning, implementation and management of cutting-edge solutions. His vision and extensive experience will help us meet our goal of deploying technology that drives long-term profitable growth for AAMCO and Cottman Transmissions.”
Graham brings more than 20 years of information technology experience to American Driveline Systems. Prior to joining the company, Graham served as senior vice president of information technology at Refac Optical Group. During his tenure, he successfully completed a number of technology initiatives for its retail brands, including JCPenney Optical, BJs Optical, Meijer Optical, Sears Optical, Macy’s Optical, Hudson Bay Optical and Nationwide Vision in Arizona. Previously, Graham served as director of information technology at National Data Corporation, among other roles.
“Today’s business environment is highly complex and technology-driven,” said Graham. “American Driveline Systems has many strategic organizational goals and initiatives to foster growth in the coming years and new technology will maximize the efficiency and impact of these efforts. I look forward to working with the team not only to streamline processes, but also set the foundation for creating actionable business insights to keep the American Driveline brands ahead of the competition.”
American Driveline Systems is the parent company of AAMCO Transmissions, Inc. and Cottman Transmissions Systems, LLC. AAMCO, which operates nearly 700 service centers in the U.S. and Canada, is the world’s largest chain of transmission specialists and leader in total car care. Cottman Transmissions is a transmission and auto repair brand that services almost any make or model vehicle, foreign or domestic.
To learn more about ownership opportunities with AAMCO and Cottman Transmissions, contact Eric Simon, director of franchise development, at 888-977-1419 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit aamcofranchise.com or cottman.com/cottman-franchise-opportunities.
American Driveline Systems, Inc. is the parent company of both AAMCO Transmissions, Inc. and Cottman Transmission Systems, LLC., and is majority owned by American Capital Ltd. (Nasdaq: ACAS). The combined entities of American Driveline Systems, Inc. have more than 6,000 team members and are proud to have served over 35 million drivers. For more information, please visit www.aamco.com and www.cottman.com.
AAMCO is the world's largest chain of transmission specialists and a leader in total car care services. AAMCO has over 700 automotive centers throughout the United States and Canada. Established in 1962, AAMCO centers are proud to have served more than 45 million drivers. For more information, visit aamcouniversity.com, aamco.com or aamcoblog.com.
Founded in 1962, Cottman Transmission Systems, LLC, is a leading chain of transmission and total auto care service centers. Cottman specializes in every phase of automotive repair and maintenance including a specialization in servicing both automatic and manual transmissions. Cottman takes a "whole car" approach to auto care; including brakes, tune ups, oil changes, shocks, belts, hoses, cooling and even transmissions. For more information please visit Cottman's website at www.cottman.com.
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