Kevin English marked his first 100 days on the job as chairman, president and chief executive of Covisint LLC by attempting to debunk the most common misconceptions about the automotive communications portal he now runs.

Among them: Covisint is controlled by the Big Three, is too expensive, isn’t ready, is just a way to squeeze suppliers, is for commodity products and, ultimately, won’t last.

To the contrary, he says Friday at the Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, MI, that Covisint’s growth rate is expected to be “significant” this year, 350% next year, more than 200% in 2003 and more than 75% in each of the following 10 years. He won’t say, however, when Covisint will be profitable.