Really, anywhere that Howard Segal has gone, there have been cars.
His job as a youth at the gas station, pumping fuel at age 13. Following the footsteps of his older brother, the southern New Jersey native then became a mechanic in his late teens. That eventually led to the dealership world, auto finance and remarketing.
And now the vice president and national remarketing manager for Wells Fargo is our latest National Remarketing Executive of the Year.
The award, sponsored by ServNet, will be presented to Segal on Nov. 18 at the National Remarketing Conference portion of Used Car Week.
“In just three short years, the National Remarketing Executive of the Year, presented by ServNet, has become a great tradition and generated strong respect within the remarketing industry,” said Bill Zadeits, publisher of Auto Remarketing and Used Car Week conference chair.
“It’s something that we at Auto Remarketing and the National Remarketing Conference are very proud of, and we’re honored to present this year’s award to Howard Segal of Wells Fargo,” Zadeits added.
Howard Segal, Wells Fargo
“ServNet congratulates Howard Segal of Wells Fargo Auto Finance as National Remarketing Executive of the Year,” said Kevin Brown, ServNet’s president and owner of Missouri Auto Auction. “He has long been a respected partner and valued friend to the auto auction community, and we applaud his tireless efforts and the outstanding contributions he has made to our industry.”
R. Charles Nichols, owner of BSC America Auctions and former chairman of the board at ServNet, added: “Howard is one of the giants in the remarketing industry, whose dedication, vision and innovation have established his position as a leader in the marketplace.”
Segal has seen it all when it comes to the car business. He worked for a decade in the dealership world, starting in his early 20s. Starting off as a mechanic in the service department, Segal advanced from there, eventually becoming a used-car manager.
He has been with Wells Fargo since 2003 and held previous remarketing roles with Bank of America and PNC National bank. All told, Segal has been on the remarketing side of the business for more than 20 years, but his experience on the dealership level certainly still helps him today.
He said that working in the dealership gave him the chance to experience the sales and service process and learn the organizational part of it.
You will be able to learn more from Segal in our Nov. 15 issue of Auto Remarketing, our on-site issue for Used Car Week.
In addition to the awards ceremony, Segal will be a panelist on the “The State of the Pre-Owned Industry” general session at NRC on Nov. 19. Both are can’t-miss events, so make your register for Used Car Week and check out our attendee list, as well.