CARMEL, Ind. – August 1, 2018 – KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) a global vehicle remarketing and technology solutions provider announces Edmund Field has been named president of the company’s Preferred Warranties, Inc. (PWI) business unit. PWI serves independent used vehicle dealers and small franchise retail automotive and power sports dealers — offering extended service contract protection plans for pre-owned vehicles.
Field will be responsible for leading PWI’s operations and digital and mobile product development and advancing the company’s market growth strategies. He will be based at KAR’s global headquarters in Carmel, Indiana.
“Edmund joins PWI at a time of great opportunity, as the company nears the completion of our nationwide expansion by the end of the year,” said Paul Kramarz, senior vice president of risk at KAR business unit, AFC. “Edmund’s extensive experience and leadership skills will be instrumental in PWI aligning with KAR strategic initiatives and achieving a leading position within the industry.”
With more than 20 years of automotive industry experience, Field joined KAR earlier this year as the director of new product development. Before coming to KAR, Field was at Volkswagen Group and VW Credit, Inc. He supported the areas of insurance, sales and business development, new product development, contact center operations, fleet management and manufacturing.
During his time at e During hisVW Credit, Field was responsible for the development and launch of Volkswagen Financial Protection Services as a start-up insurance entity selling and administering a full suite of insurance protection products to Audi, VW and Ducati dealers in the U.S. market. Field also held several management roles at VCI’s customer service center in Libertyville, Illinois.
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KAR Auction Services (NYSE: KAR) provides sellers and buyers across the global wholesale used vehicle industry with innovative, technology-driven remarketing solutions. KAR’s unique end-to-end platform supports whole car, salvage, financing, logistics and other ancillary and related services, including the sale of more than 5.5 million units valued at over $40 billion through our auctions. Our integrated physical, online and mobile marketplaces reduce risk, improve transparency and streamline transactions for customers in 120 countries. Headquartered in Carmel, Ind., KAR has approximately 17,500 employees across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom. For more information go to www.karauctionservices.com. For the latest KAR news follow us on Twitter @KARSpeaks.
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