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Black Widow Names Dillow as Chief Technology Officer

Automated imaging company Black Widow has named information technology industry leader Chris Dillow as chief technology officer. Black Widow offers a drive-through camera system that captures images and 360-degree virtual tours within seconds.

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Dillow, who brings more than 30 years of enterprise information technology experience to his new role, will ensure Black Widow’s Information Systems continue to scale with the company’s rapid growth in the automotive remarketing space. Through high-end image technology, the company is focused on helping auctions and dealers become increasingly more efficient while enhancing the quality, consistency and timeliness of the online experience.

“Chris joins our team at the perfect time,” said Jason Hauk, CEO of Black Widow. “Technology is the cornerstone of what we do. Chris’ deep experience and proven track record as a leading technology executive in our space will accelerate Black Widow’s already advanced imaging systems to enable dealers, auctions, service departments and rental companies to transact, verify and build trust with their customers in the digital world we now all work in.”

Most recently, Dillow was chief technology officer for ADESA Auto Auctions. At ADESA, his leadership advanced ADESA into the digital world by implementing high-quality, more efficient and consistent imaging of auction inventory. He also was instrumental in bringing ADESA’s inventory to the cloud.

“I am thrilled about joining Black Widow at a time when the auto remarketing space has leapt into the digital world,” Dillow said. “Black Widow’s impressive imaging technology is a critical component in a world where auctions and dealer are increasingly relying on stellar imagery to transact with confidence and assurance.”


Prior to joining ADESA, Dillow worked for several business units at Kar Auction Services. His automotive technology career began as IT manager for AutoVin, a technology-centric field and auction inspection company where he rose to the position of chief technology officer.

Dillow began his career in 1990 designing hardware and software for ADS/Mobile Security Inc. who developed and brought to market one of the first automotive GPS-based tracking and alarm systems.

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