ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — SouthwestRe has been awarded the prestigious Dealers’ Choice Gold Award for Service Contract Reinsurance. The Dealers’ Choice Awards are determined by a survey sent to readers of Auto Dealer Today and F&I and Showroom magazines. Voting was open solely to dealers and dealership personnel.

“To say that we are delighted would be something of an understatement,” said Eddie Eckert, president of SouthwestRe. “We are both humbled and honored to be receiving this award. Thank you to everyone who voted. You have said clearly, and for all to hear, that SouthwestRe’s reinsurance programs are among the finest in our entire industry.”

“SouthwestRe deserves credit for breaking into what had been a perennial three-way race in an extremely competitive category,” said Tariq Kamal, associate publisher of ADT and F&I. “It’s clear their dealers stepped up on their behalf this year.”

The Dealers’ Choice Awards will be presented during a special ceremony at Industry Summit, held from September 11–14 at the Gaylord Texan Resort Hotel & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas, near Dallas.

“I look forward to meeting with, and personally thanking, as many of our dealer clients as I possibly can during this year’s Industry Summit,” Eckert said. “We are very grateful to them, and to everyone who voted to include SouthwestRe in this year’s winner’s circle. Your vote of confidence in our company and in the reinsurance services we provide is very much appreciated by all of us at SouthwestRe.”