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GWC Introduces Major Account Management Team


WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Vehicle service contracts provider GWC Warranty, the best-in-class provider of used vehicle service contracts sold through automotive dealers, has announced the inception of a newly created Major Account Management Team.

This new team of five highly skilled and experienced account managers will be led by Area Vice President Cynthia Bodden and will service GWC Warranty’s largest dealership partners. GWC Warranty’s highest-volume dealers will receive an even greater level of individualized service focused on delivering value that helps these dealers sell more cars and be more profitable.

“At GWC Warranty, we have spent the past 20-plus years providing dealers a best-in-class service experience,” said Brian Stach, Chief Revenue Officer at GWC Warranty. “Over that time, we have seen how our largest dealer partners require a unique and personalized level of service. In an effort to provide such without sacrificing the best-in-class experience we provide all GWC dealer partners, we proudly introduce our highly specialized Major Account Management Team.”

Robert Chandler joins GWC as major account manager for the Northeast United States. A University of Massachusetts graduate, Chandler has nearly 15 years of experience in the automotive and finance industries with companies such as Dealertrack, Hitachi Capital of America, and Allstate Dealer Services.

David Hartmann, the major account manager for the Central United States, has 20 years of sales experience, including over a decade in the automotive and F&I industries with large franchise dealerships.

Joseph Kontz has been hired as the major account manager for the Mid-Atlantic United States. Kontz has spent the past nine years in the automotive industry as a franchise dealer sales representative and an F&I executive with Zurich Insurance.

Alicia Murray has joined GWC as the Major Account Manager for the Southeastern region of the United States. Murray brings more than two decades of sales and management experience to GWC, including more than 15 years in the automotive industry as an F&I manager at a franchise dealership and a dealership training specialist with Ally Financial Dealer Products & Services.

Chad Staples is now the Major Account Manager for the Western part of the country, having spent nearly a decade in sales and account management, including several in the insurance and automotive industries. Staples is a 2009 graduate of Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business.

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GWC Warranty and Nicholas Financial Form Strategic Alliance


WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Vehicle service contract provider GWC Warranty announced a strategic alliance with Nicholas Financial, a provider of direct consumer loans and installment sales contracts from automobile dealers for used cars and light trucks.

Nicholas Financial operates a network of 63 locations in 18 states spanning the Southeastern and Midwestern United States. Nicholas, which was established in 1987, is one of the largest publicly traded specialty consumer finance companies in North America.

“GWC’s partnership with Nicholas Financial is yet another example of our company’s commitment to delivering a best-in-class experience that helps dealers generate strong referrals and repeat buyers,” said Rob Glander, president and CEO of GWC Warranty. “By aligning with Nicholas, we now have a partner to help us in continuing to share the ‘No Worries, Just Drive’ experience we provide dealers and their customers nationwide.”

The strategic alliance will offer both automotive dealers and consumers more convenient and seamless access to quality financing and best-in-class service contracts. Through its established and growing dealer network, Nicholas will now offer GWC vehicle service contracts, providing its dealers and their customers the confidence that comes along with GWC’s track record of paying more than $3.5 billion in claims to date as part of APCO Holdings.

“At Nicholas, we offer dealers the opportunity to increase sales and maximize profits through financing programs tailored to both the customer and the dealer,” said Nicholas President and CEO Doug Marohn. “GWC, much like the team at Nicholas shares a passion for helping dealers create repeat sales. This customer-focused approach to vehicle service contract and claims administration made this partnership a natural fit.”

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APCO Adds Anne Bélec to Board of Directors


NORCROSS, Ga. — APCO Holdings Inc., the parent company of the EasyCare and GWC brands, announced the addition of Anne Bélec to its board of directors.

Bélec brings extensive experience in brand management. She spent 24 years with Ford Motor Co., where she served as director of Global Marketing for the automaker, as well as president and CEO of Volvo Cars of North America and president of sales operations for Volvo Car Corp. in Sweden.

“Anyone who is fortunate enough to have crossed paths with Anne knows her as one of the most highly-effective leaders and marketing experts in the automotive industry,” said APCO Holdings Chairman Larry Dorfman. “We are really excited and honored to have her join our board of directors. Her presence on the team will undoubtedly accelerate the fulfillment of the goals we have set for helping our customers succeed and our company continue to claim our place as a major player in the dealership solutions industry.”

Bélec added: “I bring experience in a variety of roles, including field experience, interacting with dealers and managing a global brand. The ultimate goal is growth, obviously, but it’s also positioning EasyCare, GWC, Covideo and SAVY, the APCO Holdings brands, as the preferred choices for consumers and dealers. We want the relationship with the dealership to be one where they want to work with us because they believe it is the best product for their customers.”

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GWC Warranty Donates To Janet Weis Children’s Hospital


WILKES-BARRE, Penn. – GWC Warranty, the best-in-class provider of used vehicle service contracts sold through automotive dealers, recently completed a toy drive to benefit the annual toy shop at Geisinger Health System’s Janet Weis Children’s Hospital.

Thanks to toy and monetary donations from GWC Warranty employees across the country, on Tuesday, December 19, GWC donated hundreds of toys to help families of hospitalized children shop for holiday gifts.

Employees pictured with GWC Warranty’s donation are (from left): Kelli Vinciarelli, Executive Assistant and Alyssa Tamburelli, Finance Assistant.

The toy drive donation caps off a charitable year for GWC Warranty in which employees contributed to a Christmas in July Food Drive sponsored by the United Way of Wyoming Valley and adopted the sixth grade class at Wilkes-Barre’s Dodson Elementary. The company also sponsored two trucks as part of the Commission on Economic Opportunity’s Food 4 Kids Summer Program, which supplies summertime meals for children who do not receive the same nutritional support that they do during the school year.

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GWC Warranty Names New Chief Revenue Officer


WILKES-BARRE, Penn. – GWC Warranty, the best-in-class provider of used vehicle service contracts sold through automotive dealers, has appointed Brian Stach as the company’s new Chief Revenue Officer.
In his role, Stach will oversee all of GWC Warranty’s field sales operations, including a nationwide team of Area Vice Presidents, Dealer Consultants and Trainers.
 
“Brian is a proven leader with a long track record of fostering highly engaged, successful sales teams focused on flawless execution and best-in-class customer service. Because of this, we believe that Brian is an ideal fit to lead GWC Warranty’s talented, industry-leading sales team,” said GWC Warranty CEO & President Rob Glander.
 
Stach, a St. Mary’s University of Minnesota graduate, joins GWC Warranty following more than 15 years of successful sales management experience. Throughout his career he has spearheaded results-driven initiatives at numerous organizations such as CareerBuilder, Yahoo! and DialogTech. Most recently, he served as the Vice President of Sales for Internet Brands.

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GWC Warranty Releases Fifth Video In Award-Winning Behind The Wheel Dealer Story Series


WILKES-BARRE, Penn. – GWC Warranty, the best-in-class provider of used vehicle service contracts and related finance and insurance products sold through automotive dealers, has released the fifth video in the award-winning Behind The Wheel dealer story series.

The latest release in the Behind The Wheel series features Safeen Motors, an independent dealership in Garland, Texas owned and operated by two former Iraqi refugees. The story of Safeen Motors is an inspiring tale of the American dream as told by two motivated business owners who use their memories of time spent in refugee camps and their appreciation for their opportunities in America as motivation to never take any customer for granted.

Behind The Wheel continues to uncover and document impactful stories of dealers and their unique paths to success,” said GWC CEO and President Rob Glander. “The story of Safeen Motors is especially inspiring given the fact that these two owners persevered through unspeakable circumstances to today run a thriving used car dealership.”

Behind The Wheel, winner of a 2015 Automotive Communication Award, pulls back the curtain to unveil the people and communities that make dealers successful. Each dealership’s story also delves into how GWC Warranty’s best-in-class service, products, training and technology align with dealers’ missions to operate reputable, successful businesses.

To view the story of Safeen Motors, as well as past Behind The Wheel videos, visit the GWC Warranty website at www.GWCwarranty.com/BehindTheWheel.

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