Firm Appoints New CEO

January 22, 2020

The Penn Warranty Corporation and Prime Auto Care Inc. announced the addition of Brian Cosgrove to the company’s executive leadership team. Cosgrove succeeded Jude Tuma, the company’s current president and CEO, on Jan. 20.

Tuma, who led the company since 2008, stepped down as president and CEO but will remain with the company in an advisory capacity during the leadership transition.

“It has been a privilege to lead this great organization for more than a decade now,” said Tuma. “While I am excited to be able to pursue new opportunities, I am also looking forward to watching the company continue to grow under Brian’s capable leadership. I know I am leaving it in good hands.”

“The opportunity to work with this talented team of professionals, and to do so within the Kingsway organization, is what every leader hopes for,” he said.

Cosgrove comes to the company after several years leading Preferred Warranties, Inc., a vehicle service contract company, as its president.

Auto Group Appoints CEO

January 08, 2020

Prime Automotive Group appointed veteran auto industry executive Todd Skelton to CEO.  Skelton brings a wealth of industry experience to his role, most recently as president-Northeast market for AutoNation, Inc. He spent the bulk of his career at the company which has 360 franchises across 16 states. 

“We are extremely fortunate to have found a CEO with such extensive automotive experience,” said Kevin Westfall, chairman of Prime Automotive Group.  “I am very happy to return to my chairman’s role knowing that our day-to-day operations at Prime will be in excellent hands under Todd’s leadership.” 

Skelton held several previous roles with AutoNation beginning as general sales manager for a Chevrolet dealership in 1996.  He started his automotive career as a sales associate at Steve Moore Chevrolet in Florida which was later acquired by AutoNation.  Within six months, he was promoted to various management positions and later became president-south Florida where he oversaw multiple automotive dealerships generating over $2.5 billion in revenue.

 

Ben Lange, president and CEO of America’s Auto Auction, has announced the acquisition of KCI Kansas City from the McConkey Auction Group.  The sale was effective Nov. 1.

Founded in 2005, America’s Auto Auction has purchased or built 23 auction locations since its founding, taking its place as the nation’s third largest auction company.

“We are thrilled to welcome KCI Kansas City to the America’s Auto Auction family and are honored that Bob McConkey and Doug Doll chose America’s to carry forward the legacy that they have built with the team at the auction,” said Lange.

“Throughout our history, America’s Auto Auction has grown through acquisition, identifying outstanding auto auction operations with proven track records, that are successful and high-performing in their markets, with superior facilities and cutting-edge technology. Certainly, KCI Kansas City fits that profile, but even more important are the people who make up the auction team, who are responsible for driving the auction’s success.  We are tremendously fortunate to retain the KCI auction team, headed by Doug Doll, general manager; Steve Goettling, assistant general manager; and Jennifer Leocardi, sales manager.

Automaker Names CEO

October 17, 2019

Genesis global headquarters has appointed Mark Del Rosso as chief executive officer, Genesis Motors North America.

Del Rosso will be responsible for overseeing all Genesis operations in North America and continuing the growth of the brand. He will start on Oct. 21 and will report directly to Jose Munoz, president and CEO, Hyundai North America, and to the Genesis global headquarters located in Seoul, South Korea.

Prior to Genesis, Del Rosso was the president of Audi of America where he was responsible for the third largest sales volume region in the world for Audi AG.

Enterprise Holdings Inc. announced that its Chief Executive Officer Pamela M. Nicholson will retire from the company at the end of 2019. Her successor will be named after a meeting of the company’s board of directors in December.

Nicholson is the third CEO in the privately held company’s more than 60-year history and the first to come from outside the Taylor family, which founded the company in St. Louis in 1957. For the past 13 years, Nicholson has been named to Fortune magazine’s annual list of the “Most Powerful Women in Business.” Enterprise employees have also voted her in as the highest-ranking woman among 100 chief executives who earned a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, which recognizes the job and recruiting site’s highest-rated CEOs.

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