ORWISBURG, Pa. — Preferred Warranties Inc. (PWI), a provider of extended service contracts for independent automotive dealerships, has announced three top management promotions.

Nathan Dubé was named Eastern U.S. divisional sales manager. Prior to the promotion, Dubé served as regional manager for Automotive Finance Corp. (AFC), overseeing the operations of nine branch offices of this sister company of PWI. He joined AFC in 2008 as a branch manager in the greater Atlanta area.

Dubé, who will be based in Atlanta, will manage sales activity in PWI’s Northeast, Middle Atlantic and Southeast regions.

Also promoted was Willie Grubaugh, who will now serve as the company’s Western U.S. divisional sales manager. Since joining Preferred Warranties in 2006, Grubaugh, who will be based in Dallas, has served as the company’s Texas regional sales manager. He earned the company’s Manager of the Year Award in 2011 and 2012.

Also joining Preferred Warranties’ management team is C.J. Zaruba, who was named vice president of operations risk. He previously served as the president of Preferred Automobile Credit Co. (PACCO).