NAPA, Calif. — Vehicle service contracts administrator AUL Corp. has appointed automotive industry veteran Paul McCarthy to the position of vice president of national sales, the company announced. McCarthy brings more than two decades of retail automotive experience to his new role and is expected to provide focused leadership to the firm’s outreach to large opportunities in the franchised automotive dealer space, according to Jimmy Atkinson, AUL’s president and CEO.
“Paul allows us to expand our bandwidth and diversify our sales approach by placing key verticals under the leadership of our industry experts,” Atkinson said. “Paul complements Bryan Nieves, our vice president of national accounts, whose outreach centers primarily on lenders and reinsurance, and Jason Garner, senior vice president of sales and business development, whose group is focused on agent growth. As a team, they provide AUL with superior depth, allowing for a higher degree of personal interaction and attention to detail.”
McCarthy most recently served as vice president of sales at Warranty Solutions, a national provider of vehicle service contracts and dealer warranties, among other products. Prior to Warranty Solutions, Paul spent nearly 20 years with the Stevenson Automotive Group, one of the largest automotive dealer groups in the greater Jacksonville and Wilmington, N.C. region, as corporate general manager.
“When you combine Paul’s exceptional experience in dealership management and F&I sales with his personal approach and team building skills, our sales teams have a proven foundation from which to succeed,” Atkinson said.