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Podcast: Ever think about a career in the automotive industry? Grace Appleton of JMsolutions Tells All!

Published Oct 18th 2007, 4:39pm by Jody DeVere in Featured Articles

Grace_appleton Grace Appleton of JMsolutions shares her incredible and meteoric rise to success as a woman working in the automotive industry. Grace will both inspire and surprise you with her amazing story and perhaps motivate you to investigate a career opportunity for yourself in the automotive industry.

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Grace Appleton is Director/General Manager, Wholesale Solutions at JMsolutions. Grace is tasked with providing dealers with products, services and training to increase their wholesale profitability. Her goal is to help dealers become more efficient at buying and selling their wholesale inventories through online auction venues and in the physical auction lanes. AAX™ Run Lists – her first product to market – integrates dealers’ AAX™ Buy Lists with vehicles in physical auction Run Lists.

Prior to joining JMsolutions, Grace was employed by ADESA Auctions. During her six years with the company, she held the positions of Director National Sales and Director, North American eBusiness Strategy. During her tenure in eBusiness, Grace led the ADESA eTeam through its development and deployment of AutoIMS and was instrumental in helping ADESA contract the TFS/LFS Dealer Direct upstream selling system. Grace gained valuable customer experience as the ADESA national account representative for companies such as Ford Motor Company, Enterprise RAC, World Omni Financial Corp., Bank of America, ARI and many other national clients.

Prior to joining ADESA Corporation, Grace was employed by ADESA Canada as director of Internet Strategy. In this position, she oversaw the development and creation of ADESA.CA, ADESA Canada’s informational Website and ADESA Canada’s online auction.

Grace has over 20 years in the automotive industry. She has worked on various sides of the business, including new and used car sales, software and data sales and Finance and Insurance (F&I) management through her employment with Ontario Chrysler, Canada’s largest Chrysler dealer and the Canadian Black Book (CBB).

Grace and her family, originally from Toronto Canada, have recently moved from Indianapolis to Boca Raton, Florida where they are enjoying the fabulous weather and various recreational activities.

JMsolutions focuses on customer relationship management, dealer desking, finance and insurance menus, new and used car inventory management and reporting solutions. It also provides dealers with related training and consulting services. JMsolutions serves over 2,000 dealership clients nationwide, including the nation’s top six dealer groups. Headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Fla., JMsolutions has major operations in Dallas, Texas.

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