CARMEL, Ind. — Vehicle remarketing and technology solutions provider KAR Auction Services Inc. has named Edmund Field president of the company’s Preferred Warranties Inc. (PWI) business unit, which offers extended service contract plans for pre-owned vehicles and serves independent used-vehicle dealers, small franchise retail automotive, and powersports dealers.
Field will be responsible for leading PWI’s operations and digital and mobile product development and advancing the company’s market growth strategies. He will be based at KAR’s global headquarters in Carmel, Indiana.
“Edmund joins PWI at a time of great opportunity, as the company nears the completion of our nationwide expansion by the end of the year,” said Paul Kramarz, senior vice president of risk at KAR business unit, AFC. “Edmund’s extensive experience and leadership skills will be instrumental in PWI aligning with KAR strategic initiatives and achieving a leading position within the industry.”
With more than 20 years of automotive industry experience, Field joined KAR earlier this year as the director of new product development. Before coming to KAR, Field was at Volkswagen Group and VW Credit Inc., where he supported the areas of insurance, sales and business development, new product development, contact center operations, fleet management and manufacturing.
During his time at VW Credit, Field was responsible for the development and launch of Volkswagen Financial Protection Services as a startup insurance entity selling and administering a full suite of insurance protection products to Audi, VW, and Ducati dealers in the U.S. market. Field also held several management roles at VCI’s customer service center in Libertyville, Illinois.