In naming Cassie Crampton director of sales training and Ed Andrews as senior director of major dealer accounts, Automotive Finance Corp. has created two new positions that AFC president Jim Money said is for the purpose of “devoting specialized resources to the field and leveraging the experience and industry relationships of two tenured members of the AFC team.”
AFC, a business unit of global vehicle remarketing and technology solutions provider KAR Auction Services Inc., d/b/a KAR Global, said the creation of the two positions is for the purpose of “serving customers better and with more personalized solutions.”
The company also promoted Charles “Chuck” Comeaux from regional manager to vice president of operations for the West division.
Regarding the new roles for Crampton and Andrews, Money said, “These new positions will help us maximize efficiencies and field resources to meet customer needs more effectively and with more targeted solutions.”
Crampton, who has been sales director at AFC since 2017, previously worked for Autobytel as senior manager of account management team and programs.
Prior to that, she was with Dealix, moving up steadily in positions of increasing responsibility over seven years. She started out in the automotive sector in 2007 as director of internet sales for an Ohio franchise dealer group.
Andrews’ 25 years of industry experience began with management of bank floorplan lines for large independent dealers.
In 2000, he joined AFC as an assistant branch manager and went on to manage various branches in Mississippi and Florida. Since 2013, Andrews has served as the regional manager over Florida.
Comeaux, who will report directly to Money, started out in the retail automotive industry, and his areas of experience include leading sales, F&I and general management for a small group of dealerships.
Eventually obtaining his dealer’s license, he worked primarily in the wholesale auto sector.
He joined AFC as a regional manager in 1996.
“Chuck has proven to be an exceptional operations leader — managing regional teams with a simultaneous focus on people development, revenue generation and process optimization,” Money said in a news release.
Money continued, “His crucial role in implementing data analytics tools such as Tableau into AFC operations is just the most recent example of his outstanding contributions and pioneering spirit.”