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APCO Adds Anne Bélec to Board of Directors

NORCROSS, Ga. — APCO Holdings Inc., the parent company of the EasyCare and GWC brands, announced the addition of Anne Bélec to its board of directors.

Bélec brings extensive experience in brand management. She spent 24 years with Ford Motor Co., where she served as director of Global Marketing for the automaker, as well as president and CEO of Volvo Cars of North America and president of sales operations for Volvo Car Corp. in Sweden.

“Anyone who is fortunate enough to have crossed paths with Anne knows her as one of the most highly-effective leaders and marketing experts in the automotive industry,” said APCO Holdings Chairman Larry Dorfman. “We are really excited and honored to have her join our board of directors. Her presence on the team will undoubtedly accelerate the fulfillment of the goals we have set for helping our customers succeed and our company continue to claim our place as a major player in the dealership solutions industry.”

Bélec added: “I bring experience in a variety of roles, including field experience, interacting with dealers and managing a global brand. The ultimate goal is growth, obviously, but it’s also positioning EasyCare, GWC, Covideo and SAVY, the APCO Holdings brands, as the preferred choices for consumers and dealers. We want the relationship with the dealership to be one where they want to work with us because they believe it is the best product for their customers.”

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ADG EasyCare Adds Yelverton to F&I Specialist Roster

NORCROSS, Ga. — ADG EasyCare announced that Richard Yelverton has been hired as an F&I specialist. He is based in Northern Virginia and tasked with supporting EasyCare’s dealer clients by providing in-dealership F&I training and consulting and sitting in for F&I professionals.

“As our operation grows and our F&I development program evolves, we are adding to our ranks with professional, dynamic recruits, and Richard fits that description perfectly,” said Greg English, president of ADG EasyCare. “We expect our company and our clients to benefit from his work in the retail environment.”

Yelverton is a 10-year veteran of the automotive industry, having risen through the ranks at Enterprise Rent-A-Car, where he ultimately served as branch manager for the company’s prominent, high-volume Walt Disney World branch in Orlando, Fla. He also served in a leadership position with pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Co. prior to joining ADG EasyCare.

“I did my research and I know they wanted to bring on the right person,” Yelverton said. “They want people who have management and sales experience to be trained properly and to continue to train others, and I’m excited to join a company that puts so much focus on ongoing learning. From being encouraged to ‘read an article a day’ to the collaboration with my peers, I’ll be learning something new every day.”

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David Hunter joins ADG/EasyCare as an F&I Specialist

Automotive Development Group (ADG)/EasyCare announced that David Hunter has joined the company as an F&I specialist. His duties include in-dealership F&I training and consulting.

“David’s extensive industry experience and academic credentials are a powerful combination,” said Greg English, president of ADG. “We have nothing but the highest expectations for his success, and that of the dealers and F&I professionals with whom he works.”

Hunter earned a master’s degree in business administration from Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C., in September. He plans to apply the skills he acquired in his graduate studies and his experience in every phase of dealership operations to his new position.

“I grew up around the industry, at the dealership, cutting grass and sweeping the lot. I then moved into detail, parts and service, and then sales, and now I’m back on the finance side,” Hunter said. “I knew I wanted to stay in the automotive world. I want to be part of an industry that’s always changing.”

Hunter identified the emergence of new technology and plateauing sales as opportunities for auto dealers to update and strengthen their F&I processes, maximizing productivity and opportunities for fixed ops revenue.

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Alan Scott Joins ADG/EasyCare

NORCROSS, Ga. — Alan Scott has joined ADG/EasyCare as an F&I specialist, the company announced. An eight-year industry veteran, Scott will serve as a trainer and producer at client dealerships to help ADG/EasyCare dealers succeed.

“I love the car business and I wanted to get a different take on it, and ADG/EasyCare really has a great grasp on the F&I side of the business,” Scott said. “They are able to train talented people and I’m excited to both learn from them and bring the expertise to dealers in my area.”

Scott began his automotive career in 2009 as a salesperson at Medlin Motors in Rocky Mount, N.C. He brings expertise in automotive retail and compliance to his new role, which he will share with the dealers he supports.

“Alan brings great energy to ADG/EasyCare and we are very happy to have him on board.  We expect great things from Alan!” said Greg English, President of ADG/EasyCare.


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DeLong Named VP of Covideo

NORCROSS, Ga. — April 6, 2017 — Covideo (a division of EasyCare) has appointed Mike DeLong to the position of Vice President, heading the company’s Dealer Services division. DeLong is a 30-year industry veteran who has been with Covideo since 2007.

“Mike has been critical to our success and growth over the last ten years,” said Jason Price, president of Covideo. “His experience in the automotive industry made him the best person to build the foundation for our automotive business development process. Mike’s new role will allow him to focus on corporate initiatives that will drive strong solutions for our dealers and long-term growth for our company.”

DeLong joined the company upon the sale of Nissan of Hickory (N.C.), where he served as operating partner. It was there that DeLong was first introduced to the Covideo platform, which is designed to help dealers easily create and distribute personalized videos for sales prospects. Prior to buying into Nissan of Hickory, DeLong spent 15 years as general manager of Brighton (Mich.) Ford.

“Covideo is the only form of video e mail that allows all areas of the dealership to engage with their customers on an extremely personal level. This is more important in today’s environment than ever before,” DeLong said. “My new role as vice president will enable me to focus on identifying additional dealership groups and other companies engaged in the automotive business who realize the power of personal video and who want to realize the same success our current customers have had in driving profits thru video engagement.”

For more information about the company, visit Covideo.com/Automotive.

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EasyCare Launches SelectCare for Retail and Lease Customers

NORCROSS, Ga. — EasyCare announced the launch of SelectCare, a new benefit designed to help retail and lease customers avoid the unexpected cost of replacing parts that may not be covered by their factory warranty, vehicle service contract, or prepaid maintenance plan.

In addition to coverage for parts such as brake pads, the battery, and belts and hoses, SelectCare includes key replacement, rental car reimbursement and trip interruption as available options, all with no deductible.

“Our goal was to build a benefit that would improve the ownership experience for both retail and lease customers, and Select Care does just that.” said Pete Lee, EasyCare’s Vice President of Business Development. “Even customers who don’t plan to own their vehicle beyond the term of their factory warranty see the value in covering every day wear parts.”

“It’s not just a matter of trying to offer another benefit. We wanted to make sure this program is of the highest value to the dealership’s customers and help keep them on the road to their destinations.” Lee said.

For more information, visit EasyCare.com/selectcarepr

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