SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — American Auto Guardian Inc. (AAGI) announced that Craig Robinson, a 20-year veteran of the insurance and third-party administration segments, has joined the company as president. Tim Brugh, who has held the title of president since May 2013, moves into the CEO position.
Robinson started his career with Aon Warranty Group, driving operational results through dealership and manufacturer clients. He went on to manage clients such as CarMax, as well as all automotive, appliance and electronic, powersport, medical device and furniture third-party administrators on behalf of The Warranty Group's wholly-owned insurance company, Virginia Surety Company.
In June 2011, Robinson was named executive vice president of the The Warranty Group’s Latin American region, a role in which he led all elements of the company’s business in Mexico, Central American and South America. Most recently, Robinson worked for the largest non-publicly traded dealer group in the United States before providing consulting and brokerage services to third-party administrators, private equity companies, and other business in the automotive aftermarket product industry.
In his new role as AAGI president, Robinson will coordinate strategy and development for AAGI's products, services, and technology, as well as assume responsibility for the company's day-to-day operations.
"I've had a tremendous amount of respect for AAGI for more than a decade,” Robinson said. “After many conversations with Tim regarding his vision for the company, I knew this was the right fit for me.
“AAGI is often referred to as the best company many people have never heard of. Well, that's about to change,” he added. “We have enormous aspirations and I look forward to working with Tim and our entire team of automotive experts to capitalize on what's been built to date. The sky's the limit for AAGI, and I'm incredibly excited to help continue shaping the company into a dominant force in the automotive aftermarket space.”
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