Friday, Mar. 04, 2022, 01:13 PM
AutoNation named two new chief operating officers on Thursday: 1 for its used-vehicle standalone retail store, vehicle auction and collision heart organizations and an additional for its franchise organization.
COO and president Jim Bender was established to depart the firm Friday, as previously introduced.
Appointed as COO of the non-franchised small business is Dave Koehler, currently the Eastern Region president. In this function, Koehler will head up the AutoNation United states of america utilised-vehicle store program, AutoNation Automobile Auctions and the AutoNation Collisions enterprise.
In the meantime, the COO for the franchised business will be Steve Kwak, presently the Western Area president. Kwak will head up new-car franchise dealership operations, OEM relations, customer financial services and after-profits operations.
Each of the COOs will report to chief govt officer Mike Manley. AutoNation plans to announce their regional replacements before long.
“Steve and Dave have almost 60 decades of blended automotive encounter and both of those have been with AutoNation for over 10 a long time. They are fantastic leaders whose know-how will continue to guidance the trajectory and the tactic of AutoNation,” Manley explained in a information launch.
“With the substantial investment, progress designs, and achievements of AutoNation Usa coupled with our option to establish our collision and auction enterprise it is now time to make sure these running units have the best amount of leadership and focus,” he explained.
With regards to Bender, Manley additional: “We would like to thank Jim for the leadership and significant contribution he introduced to AutoNation for the earlier 22 years.”