Few companies can say they invented the solutions that shaped an industry.
The Hollander Interchange revolutionized the automotive recycling industry 80 years ago. And Hollander’s innovative yard management, e-commerce, data, and sales and inventory solutions have been powering the industry ever since.
Whether it’s Hollander Powerlink to streamline yard operations, Hollander EDEN to supplement parts inventory or Hollander eLink to sell parts across the globe, more than 3,000 recycling yards trust Hollander solutions to operate more efficiently, make better decisions, open new markets and sell more parts.
We draw upon a legacy of innovation, a forward-thinking culture and about superb employees to create solutions that helps auto recyclers become more productive and profitable.
As one of Hollanders most senior Product Managers, possessing over 13 years of new product development and innovation experience, Brandon naturally transitioned into the site 80 role, overseeing Hollander operations. He is a native of the Motor City, and has had a life-long passion for anything automotive, and he isn't afraid to roll up his sleeves to get his hands dirty. Brandon utilizes his expertise in product innovation, big data, current and future technology to help drive Hollanders strategic future.
Ammar leads Hollander Client Services overseeing the Services and Support teams. He has over 16 years of experience in customer service and prior to his current position managed the Hollander Support team for the past 10 years. Ammar earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI and is currently pursuing his MBA from Eastern Michigan University. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids, playing golf, and traveling.
With a deep technology background, outstanding listening skills and a keen eye for solving problems, Pravin is the consummate software engineer. In this role, he steers Hollander’s software development efforts, sets product strategy, manages projects and tackles product-development issues—all with one goal in mind: To ensure that Hollander’s products consistently exceed our customers’ expectations. Pravin enjoys Hollander’s small-company culture, its associates and customers. When not immersed in bits and bytes, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, vacationing and listening to music. He’s also an accomplished woodworker. As he says, “It’s different in that I get to use my hands.”
Kirk is an accomplished sales leader with over 25 years leading B2B sales teams in software, technology, insurance, health care, and automotive industries. He oversees Hollander's Account Executives, Account Managers, eBay Specialists and is responsible for continuing to build upon the long-standing customer relationships developed over the past 80+ years. Kirk also works to support the recycling industry through participation in various ARA councils, programs, and legislation that protects automotive recyclers business future interests.
Education: Attended the University of Minnesota (Economics)
Joined Hollander: April 2015
My coworkers would describe me as: Rotund
Current project: Powerlink Ad-Hoc Reporting
What do you enjoy about working at Hollander? I the like size of Hollander as a company.
Your biggest influence: My dad
Most recent accomplishment outside work: I put the hockey skates back on this year after a 20 year absence.
What are you passionate about? I am addicted to talk radio and podcasts
Something people don’t know about me: The sound of silence makes me uncomfortable.
Joined Hollander: I joined Hollander as a temp in 1994 initially for a short term project. I was hired a year later as a Tech Support Representative. I moved into my first sales position selling the Interchange books and media which evolved into sales account management and currently as a Key Account manager.
My coworkers would describe me as: Trustworthy, honest and hardworking.
Current project: My current projects are working as a Hollander Key Account manager with our Key Accounts and SAC members, working on the new integrated credit card concept, helping add suppliers to PartsNetwork and working with clients looking to use Hollander Interchange outside the scope of their YMS and for other specific uses that require specific licensing for our proprietary data.
What do you enjoy about working at Hollander? The long time friendships I’ve developed over the years I’ve worked here. Those relationships and the ones developed with customers, vendors and other industry experts make this a very enjoyable industry to be part of.
Your biggest influence: This would have to be my husband. He is also in sales and always helps me look at things from a different perspective.
Most recent accomplishment outside work: I am working on better eating habits, increasing the amount of water I drink, cutting down on caffeine, sugar, salt and fat. Cooking at home more, eating healthier and avoiding fast food. I only stopped at McDonalds twice in 2015!
What are you passionate about? My family, especially my kids. I try not to spoil them but that’s not working.
Something people don’t know about me: I like to hike and have many trails near my home outside the Twin Cities or near our cabin. I like to snowmobile and 3 years ago started deer hunting though I’ve yet to be successful.
Education: Itasca Community College and Hennepin Tech
Joined Hollander: 1996 as a Collections specialist and moved to Interchange in 2001.
My coworkers would describe me as: Dedicated and helpful.
Current project: Researching and managing customer interchange inquiries. Wheel and wheel cover photos and VIN development.
What do you enjoy about working at Hollander? My co-workers! The associates at Hollander are fun, caring and very dedicated to what they do. I also enjoy helping out our clients and making sure they get the best service possible.
Your biggest influence: My mom and husband
Most recent accomplishment outside work: I haven’t accomplished my goal yet but when I do I will be healthier and where I want to be.
What are you passionate about? Cooking and good food
Something people don’t know about me: I am a certified Scuba Diver and am terrified to do it!