Bob Ligon, Head of Automotive Technology Sales, Named Chief

BURLINGTON, Mass., Nov. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cerence Inc. (NASDAQ: CRNC), AI for a world in motion, today announced that it has appointed Bob Ligon, an accomplished automotive technology sales executive and holder, such as the chief revenue officer of the company. In this role, Mr. Ligon will be responsible for Cerence’s global sales, sales engineering and marketing organizations, leading the company’s go-to-market strategy and driving pipeline growth. He will succeed Egon Jungheim, current Chief Revenue Officer, upon Mr. Jungheim’s retirement in December. Mr. Ligon will be based in the Detroit area.

Mr. Ligon joins Cerence after more than 10 years with the ZF Group, a global technology company providing systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President of Sales. . In this role, he managed significant revenue across ZF Group business units leading a global sales organization. Prior to joining the ZF Group, Mr. Ligon spent nearly 20 years at Continental, a global automotive parts supplier, in sales and management positions, most recently as Global Sales Director, managing the sales for the Interior and electronics division, working with a major North American car manufacturer. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University and a master’s degree from Walsh College, and completed the University of Michigan’s Executive Leadership Program. Mr. Ligon is also a member of the sales and marketing council of the OESA (Original Equipment Suppliers Association), the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and the Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD).

“Bob is an accomplished leader with a proven track record of growing revenue, successfully bringing new technologies to market, and building lasting customer relationships,” said Stefan Ortmanns, CEO of Cerence. “With over 20 years of automotive sales experience, Bob brings deep expertise and a results-oriented, profit-driven mindset that will be essential to Cerence’s future. I can’t wait for him to join the team. »

“I have known Cerence for a long time and his exciting work transforming the in-car experience,” said Bob Ligon. “I couldn’t be more excited to join the team, and look forward to leading the global sales and marketing organization as we partner with the world’s leading automakers to advance the future of the digital cabin. .”

To learn more about Cerence, visit www.cerence.com and follow the company on LinkedIn and Twitter.

About Cerence Inc.
Cerence (NASDAQ: CRNC) is the global industry leader in creating unique and moving experiences for the world of mobility. As an innovation partner of the world’s leading automotive and mobility equipment manufacturers, it helps advance the future of connected mobility through intuitive and powerful interaction between humans and their vehicles, connecting the digital lives of consumers. to their daily movements, wherever they are. Cerence’s track record is backed by more than 20 years of know-how and more than 450 million cars delivered with Cerence technology. Whether it’s connected cars, self-driving cars, electric vehicles or two-wheelers, Cerence is paving the way. For more information, visit www.cerence.com.

Kate Hickman | Tel: 339-215-4583 | Email: kate.hickman@cerence.com

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