Howard Wodack started at ARI in 1967 when the company was poised to change over to computerized operations. His continued advancement in the company led to his role as senior vice president of operations before retiring in 2003 as the company’s first IT executive – senior vice president, management information systems.
Throughout his time at ARI, Wodack contributed to the development of the company’s customer systems, often the most advanced in the industry, including User Power, Inside ARI, ACCESS, FleetNet, PriceNet, and more, with system flexibility for customers always being the primary consideration.
Wodack also put in place the industry’s first team of IT professionals dedicated to providing support for the company’s customer information systems (CIS).
He was inducted into the Automotive Fleet Hall of Fame in 2012.