ARI Names David Valentine as Director of OEM Sales

Brings more than 10 years of proven sales experience in the powersports, marine and RV industries

Roy W. Olivier,          ARI President & CEO

Roy W. Olivier, ARI President & CEO

Milwaukee, Wis., October 2, 2013 – ARI Network Services (OTCBB: ARIS), a leading provider of website, software and data solutions that help dealers, distributors, and manufacturers Sell More Stuff!™, 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.

About ARI
ARI LogoARI Network Services, Inc. (“ARI”) (OTCBB: ARIS) creates award-winning software-as-a-service (“SaaS”) and data-as-a-service (“DaaS”) solutions that help equipment manufacturers, distributors and dealers in selected vertical markets Sell More Stuff!™ – online and in-store. Our innovative products are powered by a proprietary library of enriched original equipment and aftermarket content that spans more than 10.5 million active part and accessory SKUs, 469, 000 models and $1.7 billion in retail product value.  We remove the complexity of selling and servicing new and used inventory, parts, garments, and accessories (“PG&A”) for customers in automotive tire and wheel, powersports, outdoor power equipment, marine, RV and white goods industries. More than 22, 000 equipment dealers, 195 distributors and 140 manufacturers worldwide leverage our web and eCatalog platforms to Sell More Stuff!™. For more information on ARI, visit www.investor.arinet.com.

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Dave Valentine,          Director of OEM Sales

Dave Valentine, Director of OEM Sales

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Gregory V. Taylor, CFA, Three Part Advisors, +1-214-295-8370, gtaylor@threepa.com

 

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