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Charlie Robinson to Keynote F&I Think Tank at Dealer Summit


TAMPA, Fla. — Organizers of Dealer Summit announced that Charlie Robinson, president and COO of the Resource Automotive division at The Warranty Group, will deliver the keynote address for F&I Think Tank, a preshow event that will take place on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at the Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel.

“Charlie is the only guy I know who has held executive-level positions with a major retailer and with one of the top F&I product providers in the country,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Auto Dealer Today and F&I and Showroom. “His presence at F&I Think Tank is a vote of confidence in our event, and I expect the dealers and dealership managers present to pay very close attention.”

During his 32-year tenure, Robinson has led the company’s U.S. auto business to a leadership position in the industry. He is a highly sought-after speaker and a trusted source for a number of industry publications, including ADT and F&I. Robinson’s address highlights an all-day schedule that includes eight sessions led by some of the nation’s top F&I producers and experts.

“I am honored to be the F&I Think Tank keynote speaker at Dealer Summit,” Robinson said. “This is a great opportunity for dealer principals and F&I professionals alike to learn from the industry’s leading F&I producers.”

Dealer Summit attendees are welcome to attend F&I Think Tank for no additional charge. Registration is now open at the event’s website. Dealers who register by April 1 will enjoy a $100 early-bird discount.

For information about exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, contact David Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or at 727-947-4027.

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The Warranty Group Adds Industry Leader in IT Role


Chicago –The Warranty Group Inc. (TWG) appointed Tom Kilian chief information officer. Kilian is responsible for managing TWG’s global enterprise systems, infrastructure and processes across its 33 global offices and will focus on bringing new and differentiating technology solutions to the company and its customers. He reports to Tom Warsop, CEO.

Kilian comes to TWG with an extensive background in IT development and corporate management. He joins the company after working as a strategic consultant leading a global assessment of the company’s IT infrastructure and operations, and contributing to the restructuring of the company’s European operations. In addition to previous M&A integration experience, his 35-year career includes CIO and COO positions at Conseco Inc. and other operating and information technology roles within the global insurance and financial services industries.

“Tom’s long history of successfully standardizing IT platforms will improve our operating efficiency, while providing a single integration point for our global clients,” said Warsop. “We will leverage his deep industry experience and strong leadership to strengthen our position as a market leader in warranties, insured service plans and related solutions worldwide.”

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Gruszka Joins The Warranty Group


CHICAGO – The Warranty Group, Inc. announced Pam Gruszka has been appointed vice president human resources.

Gruszka brings a diverse background in human resources and business to her role, with deep experience in the insurance industry, manufacturing and, most recently, health care. Her career includes positions at CNA, Marsh and Zurich.

“Pam brings wide ranging expertise across many disciplines, including change management, leadership development and the definition and implementation of talent strategies. Her leadership will be critical to supporting our continuing growth,” said Barbara Goff, Senior Vice President Human Resources.

Gruszka attended Eastern Illinois University, receiving her undergraduate degree in Business Marketing and her Master’s in Education Guidance and Counseling.

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