ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — American Auto Guardian announced the promotion of George Krnich to vice president of claim and risk management.

Krnich began his career with AAGI in 2000 and has more than 25 years of automotive service experience, including more than 20 years in VSC claims administration. He holds degrees in both automotive technology and automotive service excellence.

During his tenure with AAGI, Krnich created and maintained the company’s claims adjudication department. His staff of mechanical claim adjusters will, effective immediately, increase by the addition of the GAP/ETCH/EWT claims group.

In addition to the management of the claims group, Krnich has been heavily relied upon by AAGI’s management for underwriting analysis of products and their related claims.