AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- IAS, a leading provider of F&I solutions to automobile dealerships, today announced a series of senior management changes designed to advance the adoption of the company's complete F&I solution.
Frank Klaus has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer for the IAS Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Dublin, Ohio offices. Mr. Klaus had previously served as President of VSC.
IAS also announced that Eric Mélon with take on the national role of President of Sales. Mr. Mélon, who has been with the company since 2004, most recently worked as Sr. Vice President of Dealer Development.
"Frank and Eric are seasoned and trusted leaders who consistently deliver results," said Bob Corbin President, and Chief Executive Officer at IAS. "One of our greatest strengths is our management team and as a result, we are blessed with an outstanding talent pool that is ready for expanded executive responsibilities."
Frank started his career in the automobile industry in 1980 selling vehicles at an Oklahoma dealership. In 1987 he expanded his experience by joining General Financial Systems, where he learned and honed his reinsurance expertise. Frank founded First Dealer Resources (FDR) in 1989 and due in large part to his leadership, FDR became one of the largest independent general agencies in the country prior to their acquisition by IAS in 2014.
"As IAS continues to transform from a pure product provider to a complete aftermarket solution, we must continue to operate at a high level to deliver innovative products and solutions that set our agents and dealers apart," said Klaus. "I look forward to working with the leadership team in a new capacity to position IAS for continued success."
Eric brings with him nearly three decades of experience in the automotive industry. Eric joined First Dealer Resources, now IAS, in 2004 to direct their sales training initiatives and grow dealer relations. Prior to joining FDR, Eric worked as a dealer development consultant for Stuker & Associates and before that enjoyed a successful career working in automotive retail, with extensive experience in sales, sales management, and upper management.
"I am thrilled to start the New Year with this exciting challenge – leading the sales organization for one of the most dynamic innovators in F&I," said Mélon. "IAS' strategy has never been more compelling and I am incredibly energized to lead this company to the next level."
About Innovative Aftermarket Systems
Founded in 1984, IAS is the industry's first and most complete F&I solutions provider offering custom aftermarket products, innovative F&I technology solutions, comprehensive VSC suite, renowned dealership training institute, turnkey reinsurance programs and competitive F&I management. In addition, IAS has hundreds of certified agents throughout the United States providing our F&I management solutions, aftermarket, technology and training products for many of the top-100 dealer groups. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas with offices in Oklahoma City, OK and Dublin, OH.
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