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An Interview with Garret and Jerry Lacour

An Interview with Garret and Jerry Lacour

Six years ago, Garret Lacour, and his father, Jerry Lacour, sold the company they had founded 23 years prior – IAS. But they still had the connections, more than 75 years of combined experience and a passion for the industry, so they decided to take it as an opportunity to start over again, with new … Read More »

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An Interview with Doug Herberger

An Interview with Doug Herberger

Recently, AE Magazine sat down with Allstate Dealer Services’ (ADS) President, Doug Herberger, to find out more about what the company has been doing, and where it’s going in the future. The long-time automotive executive came into ADS with a mission to increase the business – and he’s done just that, with no end in … Read More »

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An Interview with Larry Dorfman

An Interview with Larry Dorfman

For Larry Dorfman, chairman and CEO of EasyCare, everything started in the 1980s, with the desire to help people have a better automobile ownership experience. The company was created because Dorfman hated getting his car serviced – he hated the process of it, and thought a third party could help. So service contracts just made … Read More »

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An Interview with Jimmy Atkinson

An Interview with Jimmy Atkinson

Headquartered in Napa, Calif., AUL has taken the approach of focusing not just on one product, but on one market segment as well. The company sells vehicle service contracts (VSCs), with an emphasis on used vehicles, a strategy Jimmy Atkinson, COO for the company, believes has been incredibly successful. Founded in 1990 by Luis Nieves … Read More »

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An Interview with Vernon Leake

An Interview with Vernon Leake

In July 2012, Century Automotive Service Corp. was purchased by Mapfre Assistance USA Inc., the U.S. division of Mapfre Group. Century now operates as a wholly-owned subsidiary to Mapfre, which has 34,000 employees, operating in 46 countries. For Vernon Leake, CEO of Century, the decision to go this direction was a sound one. “In the … Read More »

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An Interview with Matt Briggs

An Interview with Matt Briggs

While there are signs that the economy is starting to pick back up, there is no denying that the last few years have been painful in many ways. Not only did dealers, agents and providers all face hard times, the consumers who purchase their products did as well. And that led to credit scores taking … Read More »

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