Sidney Haider is the founder and Senior Vice President of AddOnAuto, as well as Mergers and Acquisitions for Reynolds and Reynolds.
An inventor with a deep understanding of the automotive industry and a different way to look at and approach solutions, Haider founded AddOnAuto – the leading digital platform for marketing and selling vehicle accessories – in 2006. AddOnAuto enabled dealerships to tap into a profit center they didn’t even realize they were missing out on. Haider then joined Reynolds as Vice President when it acquired AddOnAuto in 2014.
Kennedy holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Lehigh University and an MS and a PhD in engineering from Rutgers University and an EMBA from the University of Michigan. Before joining Avaya, he was CEO of JDS Uniphase Corporation, and prior to that he had worked at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Cisco Systems where he became a Senior Vice President, and then as Chief Operating Officer of Openwave Systems.
35 years of technology investing and management experience, highlighted by a decade at Cisco Systems, where he served as executive vice president. During his tenure at Cisco, he built several multi-billion-dollar lines of business, including the company’s Service Provider line of business that underpins much of today’s global Internet infrastructure.
Lead designer of ZEVX product portfolio, commercial electrification powertrain. Author of 12 patents focused on modular energy storage design & utility platforms and battery pack configurations. Leading ZEVX technology stack, Charles’ ideologies reflect industry progression and addresses pathways for rapid product deployment.
38 years of technology development and deployment of products within telecom, weather forecasting, and digital asset software. Jim’s experience includes Co-Founder, Global Weather Corporation (Google Company), CTO Prime Image, Director, Software Development Openwave Systems. 20 year executive, focused on customer adoption.
David L. Shimek is Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at The Reynolds and Reynolds Company. He was named to the role in April 2021, having previously been Senior Vice President of Operations.
Shimek is a 30 year veteran of Reynolds, serving in numerous leadership roles in the organization. He joined the company in 1993 as a logistics analyst, quickly advancing into roles such as Manager of the Operations Group, Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Sales for KeyTrak, Senior Vice President of the KeyTrak Company, and Senior Vice President of Hardware Services.
From July 2017 through November 2019 David served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rentsys Recover Services, a former subsidiary of The Reynolds and Reynolds Company.
With more than 30 years of operations experience, Shimek plays a key role in identifying and acquiring companies that provide a strategic advantage to Reynolds.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Houston-Victoria. He and his wife Dr. Michelle Shimek reside in College Station, TX. They have 5 children and 3 grandchildren.
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