ARI Network Services, a provider of website, software and data solutions for dealers, distributors, and manufacturers, announced today that David Valentine has joined ARI as Director of OEM Sales. Valentine will be responsible for all of ARI’s sales activities for manufacturers in the automotive tire and wheel, powersports, outdoor power equipment, marine, RV and white goods industries.
“We are very pleased to add David to ARI’s management team as Director of OEM Sales,” said Roy W. Olivier, President and Chief Executive Officer of ARI. “I first met David when he was National Sales Manager for PowerSports Network, one of ARI’s competitors in the powersports marketplace. I was immediately impressed by his professionalism and in-depth knowledge of the unique needs of dealers in the industry,” added Olivier. “David brings extensive industry expertise and a stellar track record of success to ARI. With more than a decade of experience working with dealers, distributors and OEMs in our vertical markets, David is an excellent fit for the ARI team.”
Most recently, David served as Vice President of Sales for gFAXX, an online business intelligence source focused on the construction and agriculture industries. Prior to joining gFAXX, David was the National Sales Manager for PowerSports Network and RV Web Services. David earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point.
“I am excited to join a leading organization such as ARI,” said Valentine. “ARI’s proven website, eCommerce, data and lead management solutions are unparalleled in the industries they serve. I have long-admired and respected ARI’s commitment to helping dealers, distributors and manufacturers grow their businesses, and I look forward to contributing to ARI’s ongoing success as Director of OEM Sales.