The management team at Audev has been strongly connected to the automotive software branch since the pioneering days. Most of the developers, consultants and support staff have worked their entire careers with suppliers of automotive software at dealerships and/or manufacturers, including Opel, Ford and Mercedes. All this experience is now used to make CarIT the best dealer management system that it can possibly be.

Development

Audev has developed the brand leader CarIT exclusively for the automotive industry. More than 20 developers from The Netherlands, Germany, India and the USA are responsible for creating and maintaining the software that helps drive so many dealerships around the world.

Consolidation and Training

We are entirely customer-focused; we listen carefully to our customers, encourage their feedback, and we make sure their priorities become our priorities too. Our experience in the industry goes back decades – collectively, we have unparalleled experience in all sectors of the automotive software industry. And that is passed on to you, whether you’re a small dealership or a large multi-brand operation.
We train your employees in-house or on-site, so you’re ready to go with CarIT as quickly as possible.

Jos Schrier

Position: CEO

Jos Schrier has a background steeped in automotive automation.
After graduating from nautical college, Jos was responsible for the computerized administration for the construction of the Dutch storm surge barrier from 1978 to 1985. It was during this time that he first encountered the administrative software of Siemens. From 1986 to 1989, Jos worked for Siemens as a senior consultant, where he specialized in NECAS – a standard package specially designed for the automation of automotive businesses. Building on his experience, Jos founded Audev in 1989, and with his team, he has developed CarIT, a software package for the automotive sector that has remained a market leader for dealer management systems.

Nico Spence

Position: Managing Director of Audev Germany GmbH

Nico Spence is CEO of Audev’s global partner BASIS International, and has been Managing Director of Audev Germany GmbH since 2007. Nico brings more than 20 years of management experience to the company. In the 1980s he founded software development company Business & Design Software in South Africa, which he sold in 1999. Nico Spence completed his Bachelor’s in computer science at the University of Cape Town.

Wimco Driesse

Position: Chief Information Officer

Wimco Driesse has been active in the automotive industry since 1991. His first application in this industry was the development of a new sales module for NECAS, the software for the dealership automation of Siemens. He was the first person to join Audev after its foundation in 1989. He became the Chief Information Officer in 1999. He is responsible for the strategic development and product adaption of CarIT for all markets in Europe.

Franz Schmittlein

Position: Country Manager, Germany

Franz Schmittlein joined Audev Germany GmbH as Country Manager in 2011. He brought with him many years of experience of various dealer management systems and as Product Manager and Director of Consulting Services, he has knowledge of the automotive industry right across the board. From 2004 to 2011 he co-wrote the success story of Autohaus Rolf Horn GmbH.