AutoNation Names New CFO

By Staff Writer May 16, 2023

Thomas Szlosek is the new chief financial officer and executive vice president at AutoNation, effective as of the start of his employment with the company, which is expected to be Aug. 7. Szlosek will report to CEO Mike Manley and serve as a member of the senior leadership team, overseeing accounting, treasury, tax, audit, business analysis and Planning, Investor Relations, Finance operations, Risk Management and Real Estate Services.

"I am excited to welcome a best-in-class Fortune 500 CFO and business leader like Tom to the AutoNation Team. He has delivered outstanding results across multiple industries," said CEO Mike Manley. "A proven CFO who has helped drive change and innovation; Tom has a great track record."

Szlosek has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Avantor Inc. since 2018. Avantor is involved in providing products and services to biopharma, healthcare, education and government.

Prior to Avantor, Szlosek served in progressive financial leadership roles with five years as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Honeywell International, where he executed $8 billion in acquisitions.

"I am excited to join an industry-leading company like AutoNation," said Szlosek. "AutoNation's drive to be the best is evidenced in their track record of growth and innovation which has led to numerous record-breaking results."

Joe Lower will continue as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company until Szlosek comes aboard. At that time, he will transition to a newly created role, reporting to Manley, overseeing all business transformation initiatives for the Company.

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