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Spireon Hires Telematics Vet

Spireon Inc. announced the appointment of Bob Burden as senior vice president of sales for Spireon’s fleet division.
An industry veteran with more than 12 years of experience in executive sales roles, Burden will spearhead sales to small and medium-sized businesses, as well as reseller and channel segments, with an eye toward continued market growth and executing industry-leading go-to-market strategies.
Prior to joining Spireon, Burden was CEO of Blueprint Sales Solutions, an international consulting firm with a focus on the telematics industry. He also held the role of vice president of sales for 10 years at fleet tracking solution company Fleetmatics.

AutoNation Exec Leaves Company

AutoNation Inc. announced the resignation of William "Bill" Berman as president and chief operating officer effective immediately.
Berman will continue to serve as an employee of the company in an advisory capacity through June 30. Mike Jackson, AutoNation's chairman and chief executive officer, will assume all operating responsibilities as AutoNation begins the selection process for a new president and chief operating officer.
AutoNation also announced the promotion of Senior Vice President Scott Arnold to executive vice president of customer care and brand extensions which include, AutoNation Collision Centers, AutoNation USA Service Now, AutoNation Precision Parts and AutoNation Auto Gear.

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Swapalease.com reports car lease credit applicants registered only a 60 percent approval rate for April, down from 75 percent in March.
The approval rate was 69.9 in April 2016.
Following the trend of previous years, it is likely that next month’s numbers will remain at or below this level. Historically, late summer months like July, August and September tend to be the time of year when car lease credit approval rates increase again.

Dent Wizard Hires Controller

Dent Wizard International recently hired Steve Miles as controller.
In this role Miles will manage Dent Wizard's accounting processes and compliance in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.  He will oversee the company's general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, taxes and payroll functions.  
Miles will work from the company's headquarters in St. Louis and report to Dent Wizard's CFO Tammy Conner.
Miles comes to Dent Wizard with more than a decade of accounting experience with business-to-business companies. He earned his MBA in accounting from Lindenwood University, where he graduated cum laude, and has a bachelor's in accounting from Parks University.

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