Tag Archive | "The Warranty Group"

Robinson Named Executive Vice President for The Warranty Group


CHICAGO – The Warranty Group, Inc., a global provider of service plan underwriting, marketing and administration, announced Craig Robinson has been named Executive Vice President Latin America.

Robinson joined the company in 2000 as a business development executive, and has since held several positions, including assistant vice president TPA and vice president auto and non-auto TPA. Additionally, he managed key national accounts for the company.

David Cole, Chairman, President and CEO, stated, “Building upon our great success in the Latin American segment is key to achieving our global growth objectives. It is critical that we not only identify new opportunities, but also continue to implement business practices that maximize efficiency and operational excellence for current and prospective clients. Craig’s experience in our organization prepares him well for this important new position.”

Robinson holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in International Finance and Marketing from the University of Miami.

Posted in Auto Industry NewsComments (0)

Donaldson Named President and COO Asia Pacific for The Warranty Group


CHICAGO – The Warranty Group, Inc., a global provider of service plan underwriting, marketing and administration, announced Jim Donaldson has been named President and COO Asia Pacific.

Donaldson joined the company in 2000, playing a key role in the opening and expansion of the Latin American market.

In 2009, he assumed responsibility for Asia Pacific operations as well. In his new role, he will focus solely on the Asia Pacific region, with responsibility for business development and operations in this increasingly important segment.

David Cole, Chairman, President and CEO, stated, “Jim has been instrumental in the opening and growth of new countries in Latin America, and he has led management in building a vibrant and consistently growing segment of our operations.

In his new position, Jim will focus solely on Asia Pacific, applying the same skills to identify and analyze new markets, build and implement business strategies and provide oversight of our infrastructure and human capital.”

In the Asia Pacific region, The Warranty Group currently has operations in China, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and Taiwan.

Posted in Auto Industry NewsComments (0)

John Luckett Named SVP of First Extended Service Corp.


CHICAGO – First Extended Service Corporation, a unit of The Warranty Group Inc., a global underwriter, administrator and marketer of service plans and related programs, has named John Luckett to be senior vice president of sales and marketing.

Luckett will be responsible for all sales and marketing activities within First Extended’s U.S. agent distribution segment.

Luckett joined First Extended in 1999 as a regional sales manager, successfully holding a series of positions including national sales manager, divisional vice president and agent distribution vice president. He is the winner of multiple sales awards as well as the recipient of the regional vice president of the year award.

Charlie Robinson, president and COO North America for Resource Automotive, stated, “John’s background in retail automotive combined with his success with our dealer obligor model and related products, will benefit our clients and our agent network.”

The First Extended vehicle service contract model provides dealers the infrastructure to manage their own program and benefit from immediate cash flow, loss control, a wide range of product offerings and the financial stability provided by The Warranty Group’s wholly owned subsidiary, Virginia Surety Company Inc., rated “A-“ Excellent by A. M. Best Company Inc.

Posted in Auto Industry NewsComments (0)

The Warranty Group Named Appelbaum Global Chief Underwriting and Actuarial Officer


CHICAGO – The Warranty Group, Inc., announced Joel Appelbaum has been appointed Senior Vice President Global Chief Underwriting and Actuarial Officer.

“Joel brings deep underwriting and actuarial expertise that will play a key part in our global growth initiative,” said David Cole, Chairman and CEO of The Warranty Group. “His insight and guidance will benefit our clients and assure our continued leadership in developing innovative programs that drive revenue as well as customer acquisition and retention.”

Appelbaum most recently held the position of Chief Risk Officer North America for Zurich, where he also served as Chief Analytics Officer Programs and Direct Markets and Chief Underwriting Officer of Universal Underwriters. Previously, he held positions with CNA Insurance and Argonaut Great Central Insurance Company.

Appelbaum holds an International MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School, a Bachelor of Science degree from DePaul University, CPCU, ARM and AIS designations and serves as a director for the CPCU Society Board.

Posted in Auto Industry NewsComments (0)

Curtis Named General Counsel For The Warranty Group


CHICAGO — The Warranty Group Inc., an underwriter, administrator and marketer of service plans, today announced that John Curtis has been appointed senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary.

“John brings insight, experience and passion to this critical position, and his counsel will be a great asset with the opportunities that lie ahead,” said David Cole, chairman and CEO of The Warranty Group. “His deep industry experience will benefit our company and our clients around the world.”

Curtis served as president and CEO of First Extended Corporation, which was acquired by The Warranty Group in 2001. Since the acquisition of The Warranty Group by Onex Corporation in 2006, he served on the board of directors as chairman of the governance committee. He is a former partner of Baker & McKenzie and has spent over 25 years practicing corporate law.

Curtis holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and a law degree from the University of Texas at Austin and serves on several boards of directors.

Posted in Auto Industry NewsComments (0)

The Warranty Group Names New General Counsel


CHICAGO – The Warranty Group Inc., an underwriter, administrator and marketer of service plans, today announced that John Curtis has been appointed senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, reported F&I and Showroom.

“John brings insight, experience and passion to this critical position, and his counsel will be a great asset with the opportunities that lie ahead,” said David Cole, chairman and CEO of The Warranty Group. “His deep industry experience will benefit our company and our clients around the world.”

Curtis served as president and CEO of First Extended Corporation, which was acquired by The Warranty Group in 2001. Since the acquisition of The Warranty Group by Onex Corporation in 2006, he served on the board of directors as chairman of the governance committee. He is a former partner of Baker & McKenzie and has spent over 25 years practicing corporate law.

Curtis holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and a law degree from the University of Texas at Austin and serves on several boards of directors.

Posted in Auto Industry NewsComments (0)

Page 5 of 6« First...23456