ORWIGSBURG, Pa. — Preferred Warranties Inc. (PWI), a provider of vehicle protection plans, promoted Lance Summey to Southeast Regional Sales Manager. He will oversee business development and the company’s sales consultants in Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

“Preferred’s growth potential is amazing and I’m very excited about the contribution that I can make as a sales manager,” said Summey. “Good dealers are looking for the best protection plans for buyers of their best vehicles. We can fill that demand while we help them make more profit on the back end and build repeat business for the future.”

The North Carolina native joined the company in 2010 as a sales consultant, and won PWI’s 2011 Rookie of the Year Award. Prior to joining Preferred Warranties, he served as senior vice president of sales for Southern Ideal Door in Charlotte, N.C.

“This is the first time in our 21 year history that someone has gone from Rookie Sales Consultant of the Year to Regional Sales manager in less than two years,” said Wayne Herring, Jr., PWI’s national sales manager. “Lance is truly one of our company’s rising stars.”

Founded in 1992, Preferred Warranties Inc. provides protection plans to consumers through dealerships in 17 states, including Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.