ORWIGSBURG, Pa. — Preferred Warranties Inc. (PWI), a business unit of KAR Auction Services, named Brian Cosgrove as president.

Cosgrove joined PWI as vice president of marketing and sales in January 2014 and brings to his new role nearly 30 years of experience in leadership, management, business development, sales and marketing.

"I am honored to be part of PWI and to have the opportunity to lead us as we expand our footprint and continue to leverage our strengths throughout the U.S. to serve the independent dealer," said Cosgrove.

Prior to joining PWI, Cosgrove was general manager and vice president of sales for Corporate Environments, a One Point Company. Prior to that, he had been with Automatic Data Processing (ADP) in management roles, including regional manager in the auto dealer services division and vice president of sales, major markets in its insurance services division.

"Brian has a multitude of experience in building sales teams from the ground up and has already made a number of positive impacts in his most recent role as PWI's VP of sales and marketing,” said Jim Money, CFO of Automotive Finance Corporation. “He has the right leadership qualities and business acumen to help drive future growth at PWI."