James F. Levagood
Vice President Information Technology
Ziebart International Corporation
In 1994, Jim came to Ziebart from the electronics and computer distribution industry. Jim initially worked in the Franchise Development department in several capacities, including franchise sales, franchise demographics and mapping, as well as site location and development. He also coordinated the co-branding rollouts of Speedy Auto Glass® and Rhino Linings® to the North American dealer body.
In 2001, Jim moved to the IT Department to take over responsibility for Ziebart's worldwide computer infrastructure, as well as development and support of its point-of-sale software, dealer access portals, e-commerce system, in addition to corporate application development. In May of 2010 the Ziebart Board of Directors named Jim to the position of Vice President Information Technology.
Jim has led the company's efforts of keeping its corporate communications and technology systems on the leading edge of the industry. Ziebart's networked systems allow for real-time data gathering from point-of-sites and ties it in with a sophisticated system for processing product ordered for franchises.