DEALER.COM -- Kevin Root to chief product officer. He had been senior vice president of product strategy at DriverSide.
Dealer.com, of Burlington, Vt., provides e-marketing services to the global automotive industry.
eDEALERSHIP -- Tom Cannata, 57, to president and CEO.
Cannata's new duties include overseeing expansion of the global client base.
He has worked in the auto industry for more than 30 years, holding executive positions at J.D. Power and Associates, Toyota and Chrysler.
eDealership, of Bethesda, Md., provides Web-based expense control applications for auto retailers.
eXteresAUTO -- Dennis Colome to vice president of sales and marketing. He had been vice president of training/consultant at Autobytel Inc.
eXteresAUTO, of Riverside, Calif., provides advanced search engine optimization and online reputation management technologies to auto dealerships.
MERCEDES-BENZ USA -- Tedd Meurer to national account manager, South and Mid-Atlantic regions, fleet group.
Meurer will be responsible for new-vehicle sales to large corporate customers as well as supporting the sales efforts of Mercedes dealers in his territory, encompassing the District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
METALDYNE -- Stephanie Jett, 35, to vice president of sales for the Vibration Control Systems unit. She had been sales director for the unit.
Metaldyne, of suburban Detroit, supplies metal-formed components and assemblies for engine, transmission and driveline applications.
R.L. POLK & CO. -- Joe LaFeir, 41, to senior vice president and chief information officer of the Polk business unit. He will also become a member of the company's executive leadership team.
LaFeir had been vice president, production, and chief technology officer.
Mike Gingell, 39, to vice president of corporate development, a new position.
He also will become a member of Polk's executive leadership team.
Gingell had been vice president, sales and client services, for the company's Central and Midwest business regions.
Joe Jurkiewicz, 41, to vice president, sales and client services, for the Central and Midwest regions, replacing Gingell.
Jurkiewicz had been vice president, sales and client services, for the business and insurance and government teams at Polk.
R.L. Polk, of suburban Detroit, provides statistical information to the automotive industry.
URBAN SCIENCE -- Greg Schocke, 37, to global practice director for business management.
He had been the business management intelligence deployment manager.
Urban Science, of Detroit, is a global retail consulting firm with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, Australia, Japan, China and Mexico.