SCHERTZ, Texas — Cal-Tex Protective Coatings has promoted Tim Akard to vice president of sales. A 35-year veteran of the auto industry, Akard is a former Ford dealer and served on the Ford National Dealer Council.

Akard, who began his automotive career with Ford Motor Credit, also has extensive experience in the design and administration of self-insured and reinsured products and services for franchised car dealers.

Gary Osborn, Cal-Tex’s co-founder and director, will assume the newly created position of executive vice president of revenue development. He will be responsible for the development of new programs and products for Cal-Tex. He will also explore new opportunities in overseas markets.

Osborn will also be looking for strategic partners for the creation of relevant “bundled products,” in addition to pursuing acquisition opportunities. He will be working closely with Akard to promote a smooth transition and build momentum for future success, officials said.