Bill Himpler

Automotive Industry Professional and Enthusiast
Vogelheim Ventures

Transformation of Transportation
“Silicon Valley Reinvents the Wheel”
Charlie Vogelheim has over 30 years of automotive industry experience including roles as VP at J.D. Power and as executive editor at both Kelley Blue Book and Motor Trend Auto Group. He is the principal of Vogelheim Ventures through which he is involved in a variety of initiatives including Motor Trend Audio, TPC Management, DrivingSales, RyanTech and Webcars China.
Charlie is an auto enthusiast whose career has been centered on observing and supporting the automotive industry. Whether providing vehicle information and values or helping dealers with digital marketing and technical development, he has consistently represented thought leading solutions to industry challenges.
In order to study trends, maintain contact with industry executives, and further product familiarity, he travels extensively, attending most National Motor Shows and Automotive Industry Conferences. Charlie is often a featured speaker at automotive seminars, educational meetings and media interviews. He has been a regular radio correspondent and an automotive industry commentator for televised business news.
He was an original contributor to the development and implementation of several other automotive web sites. Additionally he chaired the Internet Standards Committee regarding the development of all major automotive Internet sites.
A Gonzaga University graduate and former commercial and Alaskan bush pilot, Charlie is continually fascinated by ongoing changes and technological developments