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Atkinson to Pull Double Duty at PALS 2016

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit have announced that Jimmy Atkinson, COO of AUL Corp., will serve as a panel moderator and closing keynote speaker at the 2016 event, which will be held Aug. 30–31 at Paris Las Vegas.

Atkinson’s panel, “Threats Facing the F&I Industry,” will begin at 2:05 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30. He will be joined by National Automotive Experts’ David Neuenschwander, David Pryor of Safe-Guard Products International, Mike Saint of Assurant Risk Management, and National Auto Care’s Tony Wanderon.

“TPAs today are facing multiple threats, from moving our products into a dealer’s digital marketplace to adapting and adjusting to rapidly changing technology in the vehicles we cover,” Atkinson said. “How to make the leap in a profitable way is a big challenge, and I’m excited to lead a panel of some of the most successful folks in our industry to address these issues.”

At 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, Atkinson will deliver “The Pre-Owned Correction and F&I’s Big Opportunity,” the closing keynote address for P&A Leadership Summit as well as the co-located Industry Summit. He is expected to discuss the imminent correction that will inject large numbers of high-mileage vehicles into the used-car market and how, with proper planning, product providers, agents and dealers can take full advantage.

“With decades of experience and a track record of success, Jimmy is precisely the type of executive and leader our event was designed to showcase and serve,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of P&A magazine. “We have nothing but the highest of expectations for both sessions.”

To register for the 2016 P&A Leadership Summit, click here. To inquire about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact David Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or at 727-947-4027.

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Matthew Osborn Joins Ponte Vedra’s National Auto Care Corp. as Chief Information Officer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – National Auto Care Corp., a leading national administrator of vehicle service contract and ancillary products, has named insurance and TPA industry veteran Matthew Osborn to the newly-created position of Chief Information Officer. Osborn will be a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

Osborn brings more than 25 years of technology and business development experience to his new position at National Auto Care. He has served in various areas of the industry, including agency management, training, and most notably, as a technology leader for Allstate and Allstate Benefits. His new role will lead the IT, Project Management, and Process Improvement teams with the goal of improving and optimizing the business experience of agents and dealers working with National Auto Care through several transformative projects currently under way.

“I am very happy to welcome Matt to National Auto Care,” said Tony Wanderon, CEO. “He brings a wealth of experience as well as a positive management style that will further our efforts to offer the most responsive and effective service in the F&I industry.”

Osborn holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Barry University in Miami, FL, an MBA from Jacksonville University, and is a candidate for Doctor of Business Administration at Jacksonville University. He and his family live in Jacksonville, FL.

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Columbus CEO Magazine Names National Auto Care a Winner of the Columbus Metro Area 2016 Top Workplace Award

COLUMBUS, OH– National Auto Care has been awarded a 2016 Top Workplaces honor by the Columbus C.E.O. Magazine. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.

“I could not be more proud of our company and our employees,” said Tony Wanderon, President and CEO of National Auto Care. “This award confirms what I already know – that we have the best team in the industry.

“This is a great accomplishment – made even more important because we went through a merger just 2 years ago. At a time when many companies would still be struggling to combine their employee teams, we have one of the most engaged, dedicated workplaces in Columbus,” Wanderon continued.

“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest, and it’s not about fancy perks and benefits.” says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “To be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together.”

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National Auto Care Corp. Adds to Product Portfolio to Meet Agents’, Dealers’ Business Needs

WESTERVILLE, Ohio – Westerville OH-based National Auto Care Corp. markets F&I products through its national network of independent agents. According to CEO Tony Wanderon, the company’s core focus is increasing these agent partners’ profitability by providing unique F&I product offerings and personalized sales support.

For 2016, National Auto Care Corp. has introduced several products to its expansive F&I product portfolio, including: Tire and Wheel Protection, Windshield Protection Product Limited Warranty, and Theft Deterrent Product Limited Warranty.

“National Auto Care has built this new Tire & Wheel Protection product in response to agents and dealers that have requested a program with flexible, inclusive pricing and service terms. We are proud to be able to provide a tire and wheel product that includes terms up to 84 months to accommodate the current consumer trend towards longer lease and purchase terms,” said Wanderon.

The National Auto Care Tire & Wheel product is available for new and used vehicles. Consumer-friendly benefits like Towing, Emergency Roadside and Substitute Transportation make the National Auto Care Tire & Wheel product an easy sell in the F&I office as well as a dealer loyalty and satisfaction driver.

The windshield has become an important structural element in today’s lighter, more fuel-efficient vehicles. National Auto Care has responded to this evolution in vehicle design by introducing a Windshield Protection Product Limited Warranty, available for both new and used vehicles.
The Windshield Protection program includes the application of an approved windshield protection product and a limited warranty that protects the consumer should the windshield protection product fail. The limited warranty covers windshield repair and/or replacement depending on damage size and location, with no deductible due from the consumer and no limit on services during the term of the warranty.

National Auto Care’s new Theft Deterrent Product Limited Warranty helps agents and dealers offer consumers a product recommended by consumer publications and law enforcement agencies alike. This new product offers the protection of a theft deterrent product combined with the security of a limited warranty to help the customer recover should auto theft occur. The Theft Deterrent Product Limited Warranty is available with either a 3- or 5-year term, and customers can select from 3 levels of total loss benefits as well as a partial loss benefit of up to $1,000.

Both the Windshield Protection product and Theft Deterrent product allow dealers the flexibility of choosing a relevant product of their choice, or ordering supplies from National Auto Care’s preferred provider.

“What makes each of these new products special is the service that agents and dealers can expect when they work with National Auto Care,” Wanderon said. “Our personal service and dedication to the agent relationship are well known in the industry. I look forward to seeing our agent partners and their dealer clients enjoying increased sales and profits with these new products.”

For more information on National Auto Care’s Tire & Wheel Protection product, Windshield Protection Product Limited Warranty, or Theft Deterrent Product Limited Warranty, visit NationalAutoCare.com or contact the National Auto Care client relations team at 800-548-1875, option 4.

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National Auto Care COO Christina Schrank and Regional Sales Manager Spencer Wanderon Named to “40 Under 40” Lists

WESTERVILLE, Ohio – It’s always a good day when a member of a company receives recognition within its industry. But when TWO people from the same company are honored by a leading industry publication, it is a significant reflection on the quality of that organization.

National Auto Care Corp., a leading administrator of vehicle service contracts and ancillary products based in Westerville, OH, is proud to congratulate COO Christina Schrank and Regional Sales Manager Spencer Wanderon for industry recognitions.

Both Schrank and Wanderon were honored as young leaders in the automotive and insurance industries by Agent Entrepreneur Magazine, a publication for independent agents of automotive finance and insurance products.

“This list represents the next generation of leaders in the agency, product provider and administrator segments,” said David Gesualdo, publisher of Agent Entrepreneur. “It is a formidable group and one that is brimming with confidence and optimism.”

Schrank was also honored by the publication Auto Remarketing, which focuses on news for the pre-owned automotive industry.

Christina Schrank began her career at NAC in 1996. Her hard work and attention to customer service helped her rise through the ranks, taking on not just operations but also marketing and customer service responsibilities. Christina was named Chief Operating Officer in 2013, and has been a vital part of the team that has led the company to nearly 30% growth in 2013-14. Christina lives in Westerville, OH with her husband Paul and their three children.

Spencer Wanderon has served the organization as a Regional Sales Manager since 2011. He was a founding member of Family First Dealer Services, and joined National Auto Care at the time of the companies’ merger. He worked his way up in the company, and supports several of National Auto Care’s largest clients. He has also been has been instrumental in recruiting new agents in his region. Spencer lives in Jacksonville, FL.

CEO Tony Wanderon said in a company announcement, “I want to acknowledge both Christina and Spencer for their tremendous contributions to our company and thank them for everything they do to help us, our agents and their dealers each and every day. While these are individual recognitions, it is a team win for National Auto Care, and I want to thank everyone for the outstanding job and progress we have made in the past two years.”

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Private Equity Principal Behind NAC, FFDS Deals to Speak at PALS

LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual P&A Leadership Summit have announced that Jorge Gross, principal of Trivest Partners, the private equity firm that purchased National Auto Care (NAC) and Family First Dealer Services (FFDS), has agreed to speak at the 2015 event, which will be held Sept. 8–10 at Paris Las Vegas.

Trivest Partners made headlines in 2013 when it acquired NAC and FFDS; the companies merged in September of that year.

“I look forward to attending the P&A Leadership Summit and discussing the acquisitions and merger of National Auto Care and Family First Dealer Services, which have proven to be a tremendous investment for Trivest Partners,” Gross said. “I will touch on valuation, the variables we looked for, the aspects we liked and perhaps a few items I wish I had known before we completed the transactions. I will also speak to the process and effort of combining the two businesses.”

Gross joined Trivest Partners in 2006, after a successful tenure at Credit Suisse Boston. He has since been involved in over 20 transactions with an aggregate value of more than $600 million. Gross currently serves on the board of directors for NAC as well as GetixHealth and Northfield Industries.

“This is a rare opportunity to hear the inside story of a blockbuster deal in the P&A segment,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of F&I and Showroom and P&A magazines. “Jorge Gross will undoubtedly have the rapt attention of every audience member.”

Registration is now open for the P&A Leadership Summit. Attendees who register by Aug. 7 will enjoy a $100 early-bird discount. More information, including additional speakers and travel, is available at the event’s website. To inquire about sponsorship or exhibition opportunities, contact David Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or call 727-947-4027.

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