SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sep 7, 2000 /PRNewswire via COMTEX / -- Autoweb.com, Inc. (Nasdaq : AWEB), the leading consumer automotive Internet service, today announced that Eric Rucker
has joined the firm as Vice President, Advertising Sales.Rucker
brings more than 30 years of sales and marketing management experience in the automotive and advertising fields to Autoweb.com.Prior to joining the company, Rucker
served as the Southern California regional manager for Forbes Inc., where he was responsible for all marketing, advertising and sales for Forbes, ASAP, FYI, Forbes Global, on-line digital sales, and integrated communications programs.
was account manager for Time Warner Co. in Los Angeles and Philadelphia.Rucker
has also served as management director for the Foote, Cone and Belding advertising agency, providing senior-level marketing, strategic positioning and brand advertising plans for FCB client Mazda Motor America.Earlier in his
was advertising program manager for Toyota Motor Sales.He
was also vice president and management supervisor at Grey Advertising, where he
held management positions supervising accounts such as American Honda.
My passion for automobiles, having worked for Toyota and Mazda, combined with Autoweb.com's leadership in the automotive e-commerce space, has created a dream job with a very exciting firm, said Rucker
.The Internet and its intellectual capital empowers the buyer like never before.Autoweb.com has set the standard for full consumer automotive service, and i be ecstatic to be here..Rucker
holds a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising and Marketing from San Jose State University and has completed post-graduate studies in marketing at USC and Texas Tech University.He
is a resident of Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
Autoweb.com is the leading consumer automotive Internet service, guiding users through every stage of vehicle ownership.Through its direct and referral commerce channels, Autoweb.com offers consumers a variety of ways to purchase new and used vehicles in conjunction with vehicle manufacturers, local Member Dealers and other commerce partners.The company's Web site also provides consumers with a wide range of automotive-related products to support the complete lifecycle of the vehicle, including finance, insurance and maintenance.Autoweb.com features comprehensive, unbiased research from its Automotive Information Center (AIC) division, the leading provider of automotive content, data and tools used to power Internet services, portals and manufacturer Web sites.