SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — American Auto Guardian Inc. (AAGI) is pleased to announce Rick Malone has joined their sales team as Southeast regional vice president.

With more than 25 years of experience in the automotive industry, Malone’s career began in retail and included time as an F&I manager and director. Prior to joining AAGI, Malone served as senior director of marketing and sales at Century Automotive. In this role, he was responsible for marketing to and managing the independent agent market for the eastern half of the US.

Before his time at Century, Malone spent years cultivating relationships with independent agents, helping them build and market their business and maximize dealer income via reinsurance and profit participation programs. In his new role at AAGI, Malone will be responsible for developing and managing the Southeast region of the United States, all according to the announcement.