Former Lookers Audi boss to spearhead strategic new growth for innovative automotive video software leader
Multi-channel automotive video software company VehicleVision has appointed former Lookers franchise director Steve Dean as managing director, it was confirmed today (Tuesday 29th May).
Widely credited for his role in driving success for Lookers, now one of the largest automotive retailers in the UK and Ireland, Dean brings more than 35 years of leadership and experience to the senior role.
VehicleVision specialises in delivering class-leading video software, skills training and product support which enables technicians carrying out workshop inspections and repairs to record videos and share them with customers.
The pioneering Leicester-based company already counts leading global vehicle makers Audi, Toyota and Lexus as clients and is on a mission to expand. Last year, VehicleVision secured a new three-year deal with Audi UK to supply its Audi Cam aftersales video solution for its entire brand dealer network.
It also launched VehicleVision Japan and continues to work with automotive clients including original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), multi-franchise car dealer groups and single car dealers throughout the world, delivering trust and transparency to vehicle owners globally.
Welcoming Steve Dean to the role, VehicleVision director Aidan Rooney said:
“I am delighted that Steve is joining VehicleVision at an exciting time in our development. Steve brings a wealth of ambition, experience and insight in the fast-moving automotive sector which will be invaluable as we seek to build on our success and build on our strong customer base in the UK, Europe and Asia.”
Former Franchise Director of Lookers Audi UK, Dean was managing director of Scotland’s Lomond Group after it was acquired by Lookers in 2012 and then led the rapid growth of the division. Dean also worked for more than seven years as Audi Brand Director at both Jardine Motors Group and Vindis Group.
“VehicleVision is an ambitious, innovative company which boasts advanced video technology solutions to support manufacturers, dealers and customers,” said Steve Dean.
“I have long admired the product and capability of VehicleVision and I’m excited to be working with a new management team which is committed to growth in a very exciting technology environment.”