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Albany, NY – April 4, 2018​ – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems ( announced today that Dave Druzynski has been promoted from Director of Human Resources to Chief People Officer (CPO).


“As the CPO Dave is responsible not only for Auto/Mate people, but also its culture…in other words, its values, ethics, mission, and how we create a working environment in which each of our employees can thrive,” said Mike Esposito, president and CEO of Auto/Mate.


“Employee engagement is my passion, and my top priority is to ensure that Auto/Mate’s employees love coming to work every day, so they can live up to our mission of offering the best DMS software and the best DMS support,” Druzynski said. “At Auto/Mate we truly believe that customers will never love a company until its employees love it first.


This is not just something we say but a core part of our business strategy and the reason that Auto/Mate has won numerous awards for being a great place to work, and its why our DMS has consistently been honored with DrivingSales dealer satisfaction awards.”


More than eight years ago, Druzynski joined Auto/Mate as Director of Human Resources and a member of the senior management team. He oversees talent management, employee engagement, leadership development and legal compliance. Druzynski has earned the prestigious distinction as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and has been certified by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM-SCP).


Druzynski’s passion for company culture has helped Auto/Mate to be named a six-time “Top Workplace” in NY’s Capital Region and an eight-time “Best Places to Work” winner. He is on the board of trustees for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Northeast New York and is an accomplished Ironman triathlete.


Druzynski has been a featured speaker at the National Auto Dealers Association (NADA) Convention & Expo, DrivingSales Executive Summit, Digital Dealer, Innovative Dealer Summit and numerous state auto association shows.


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Auto/Mate Dealership Systems is a leading provider of dealership management system software to retail automotive dealerships, typically saving dealers thousands of dollars per month from their current provider. AMPS® is a user-friendly, feature-rich DMS in use by more than 1,350 auto dealers nationwide. Auto/Mate has received consecutive DrivingSales Dealer Satisfaction Awards.


Auto/Mate’s employees have more than 1,200 years of combined experience working in franchised auto dealerships, the foundation of its By Car People, For Car People™ slogan. Auto/Mate is committed to winning its customers’ business each and every month with no long-term contracts and free software upgrades.


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