FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced the resignation of William "Bill" Berman as President and Chief Operating Officer effective today, May 15, 2017. Bill will continue to serve as an employee of the Company in an advisory capacity through June 30, 2017. 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.
Mike Jackson, stated, "I thank Bill for his 20 years of service and leadership at AutoNation. We wish Bill all the best in his future endeavors."
AutoNation today 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.
"Scott has been with AutoNation for over 15 years, and has served in many retail operation roles. He has been instrumental in developing our brand extensions, and under his leadership, we have seen solid growth in our Customer Care business, as well as growth in our Precision Parts initiative and our AutoNation branded collision centers," said Mike Jackson.
About AutoNation, Inc.
AutoNation, America's largest automotive retailer, through its bold leadership, innovation and its comprehensive brand extensions, is transforming the automotive industry. As of March 31, 2017, AutoNation owned and operated 372 new vehicle franchises from coast to coast. AutoNation has sold over 10 million vehicles, the first automotive retailer to reach this milestone. AutoNation's success is driven by a commitment to delivering a peerless experience through customer-focused sales and service processes. Through its Drive Pink initiative, AutoNation is committed to drive out cancer, create awareness and support critical research. AutoNation continues to be a proud supporter of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and other cancer-related charities.
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