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Directed Announces Promotion of James Turner

~ Today, Directed announced the promotion of James Turner to Senior Vice President, Product Management and Engineering. ~

Vista, CA (September 28, 2016) – Directed, a world leader in automotive electronics, is pleased to announce the recent promotion of James Turner to Senior Vice President of Product Management and Engineering.

A mobile electronics industry veteran, James has over 20 years of experience, and has been with Directed for the past 15 years. In his new role, James will be responsible for leading the company’s Product Development, Product Management, Hardware, Software, Technical Writing and Validation teams. This new title reflects the high level of responsibility that James has assumed since the beginning of the year.

“Over the years, James has developed the experience, expertise, and leadership skills that have truly contributed to Directed’s track record of success,” said Tarek Kutrieh, President of Directed. “As Senior Vice President, I am confident that he will continue to be an invaluable asset as we lead the automotive electronics industry into the future.”

James will continue to report to Directed’s President, Tarek Kutrieh, in this new role.

About Directed

Directed, recipient of hundreds of technology patents and awards, is a world leader in automotive electronics. Its products protect and remotely start more vehicles than anyone else on the planet. The Viper brand created the connected car category with the launch of Viper SmartStart in 2009 – the app that lets you start, control, and locate your car from virtually anywhere in the world with your smartphone. For more information contact