SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — CNA National Warranty Corp. (CNAN) has appointed Todd Sands to the newly created position of vice president of product administration and sales, effective immediately.

Sands joined the company in February 2001 and previously served as a regional vice president for the Southwestern region. In his new position, Sands will be responsible for managing internal program initiatives, competitive analysis and product enhancements as well as assisting with large dealer installations and communications with regional vice presidents.

“We created this position to add strength to our team at our Scottsdale headquarters in an effort to provide better service,” said Alan Miller, senior vice president of sales. “This role is an exact fit with the skill set Todd has developed during his career at CNA National.”

The new position signals further growth for CNA National. Additional corporate growth initiatives include expansion of the IT department and e-business applications along with product improvements.

“Our agents work hard to grow their businesses and I am looking forward to becoming an even more valuable resource for them moving forward,” says Sands.