CHICAGO – Resource Dealer Group, a unit of The Warranty Group Inc., a provider of service plans, has appointed Brian Bauer as area development manager.

Bauer previously held the position of senior district manager, Michigan.

Bauer will report to Ash Bauer, divisional vice president. He will be responsible for the Mid Central region and will be based in Michigan.

"In his previous role, Brian trained several successful associates using the 30 day F&I program," said Tom Murray, Executive Vice President, Resource Dealer Group. "He not only helped revitalize the market, but was also key to

rapid growth in the Michigan region."

Bauer has been with Resource Automotive for more than 11 years. He began his career as a district manager for the Indiana region, later being promoted to senior district manager for the Michigan market.

Bauer holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in business from Taylor University.