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AutoNation Names New COO

AutoNation Names New COO

AutoNation named Lance Iserman executive vice president of sales and COO. The more than 15-year company veteran replaces William “Bill” Berman, who resigned last month.

June 1, 2017

AutoNation Slips Below $1,600 Per Copy in Q4

The executive team from the nation's largest auto retailer paints a rosy picture for 2017, despite the effects of the ongoing Takata airbag recall and the looming threat of a Trump administration-ordered border tax on vehicles manufactured in Mexico and sold here.

February 9, 2017

AutoNation Promotes Berman to President

AutoNation has named William "Bill" Berman president and COO of the public dealer group. The 30-year auto retail veteran replaces Mike Jackson, who remains the company's chairman and CEO.

February 2, 2017

Former AutoNation Direct Head Joins CU Direct

Former AutoNation Direct Head Joins CU Direct

Ron Frey, former chief strategy officer and president of AutoNation Direct, has joined CU Direct as chief strategy officer of its automotive solutions. He will oversee the planning and direction of automotive solutions for the credit union technology provider.

October 5, 2016

Measuring Up

AutoNation's $1,500 per-copy claim was a great achievement, but one industry vet warns F&I pros against using it as a benchmark for F&I success.

February 5, 2016

AutoNation Reports Higher Sales, Lower Margins

Significant retail discounts drove up both December and fourth-quarter new-vehicle sales for the nation’s largest dealer group, but they also cut into the group’s sales margins, AutoNation officials said this week.

January 7, 2016

The Year Ahead: Part One

The Year Ahead: Part One

Dealer operations expert puts 2015 in the rearview mirror and identifies trends in sales, compliance and recalls that will affect dealers in 2016.

December 9, 2015

AutoNation Posts $146 Q3 Increase in F&I Per-Copy Average

The group averaged $1,549 in F&I profit per vehicle retailed in the third quarter. Company officials noted that new-vehicle PVRs from self-generated sales, including F&I contributions, were about $800 higher than new-vehicle PVRs from sales generated by third-party lead providers.

November 3, 2015

AutoNation Acquires 16 Stores

AutoNation has signed agreements to acquire 13 stores in Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee, and three stores in the Baltimore, Md., market, bringing its total franchise count to 327.

August 18, 2015

AutoNation's PVR Average Surpasses $1,500

For the first time, the public dealer group’s F&I profit per deal average surpassed the $1,500 mark. Officials said the company will continue to emphasize F&I product sales as it preps for the launch of an AutoNation-branded maintenance contract later this year.

April 23, 2015

AutoNation Posts Record Fourth Quarter

The dealer group realized its 17th consecutive quarter of double-digit year-over-year growth in earnings per share, with net income from continuing operations reaching a record $117 million in the end-of-year quarter.

February 5, 2015

AutoNation to Cut Spending on Third-Party Lead Providers

The dealer group reported this week that its F&I operations achieved a record per-copy average of $1,401 in the third quarter. Officials also announced plans to cut spending on third-party lead providers 'every quarter' in order to invest in its own online presence.

October 30, 2014

AutoNation Discusses CFPB, Digital Push

AutoNation reported during its second-quarter investor call that it has installed the NADA’s Fair Credit Compliance Program in nine stores. Officials also provided an update on the company’s digital push.

July 24, 2014