Norcross, GA, April 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- APCO Holdings, home of the EasyCare®, GWC Warranty, Covideo® and SAVY® brands, has named David Vickers as the company’s new chief financial officer. Vickers brings 35 years of experience in the insurance and automotive industries to the role, having most recently served as executive vice president and CFO of The Warranty Group.
APCO Holdings Chairman Larry Dorfman said the addition of Vickers will help propel an ongoing effort to rapidly grow and diversify the company.
“You can’t succeed in business, and you certainly can’t expect to grow, without great people. David Vickers knows our industry, believes in our mission, lives our core values and is a perfect fit for our company at this time of rapid opportunity and growth,” Dorfman said.
Vickers’ career began with a nine-year stint in the insurance division at Ernst & Young. He has served as CFO for both publicly-held as well as private equity-backed organizations. His executive skillset includes strategic planning and analysis, financial reporting, tax planning, new business development, and mergers and acquisitions.
“I couldn’t be more excited to be part of this great senior management team. They are quality people and they have fun together,” Vickers said. “I am happy to have hit the ground running, and I look forward to helping the company grow while adhering to our core values.”
About APCO Holdings, Inc. (APCO)
APCO, established in 1984, is a leading marketer and administrator of extended vehicle service contracts, warranties and other related products sold primarily by automobile dealers located throughout the United States. APCO has expanded its offerings over the last decade to include market leading video e-mail and service customer CRM technology, as well as leading edge training for dealership sales and finance teams. The company markets its products using the EasyCare and GWC brands, as well as other private label automobile manufacturer brands, through a network of independent agents and an internal salesforce that specialize in consulting with and servicing the automotive dealership markets. EasyCare and GWC Warranty are the only “Motor Trend Recommended Best Buy” brands in the automotive aftermarket. For further information about APCO, see www.gwcwarranty.comand www.easycare.com.
EasyCare’s mission is to help dealers succeed at every customer touchpoint by creating passionate employees and customers. Whether it’s protecting the dealerships’ customers on their behalf or helping deliver the ultimate driving experience, EasyCare is fully engaged. Since 1984, the company has provided leading-edge benefits that have helped nationwide dealers deliver an outstanding ownership experience to over 7 million customers. EasyCare provides the only F&I benefits that are named a “MOTOR TREND Recommended Best Buy” for franchised dealers, in addition to a full suite of training programs, management development, and proprietary software. For more information, please visit www.easycare.com.
About GWC Warranty
Established in 1995, GWC Warranty is the largest, best-in-class provider of used vehicle service contracts in the automotive industry, having helped bring a “No Worries, Just Drive” experience to more than 1.5 million drivers nationwide. Named a Motor Trend® Recommended Best Buy for Independent Dealers and rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau, GWC Warranty is committed to providing its dealer partners with service, products, training and technology to make them more successful. Along with Georgia-based EasyCare, GWC Warranty is part of APCO Holdings, whose majority shareholder is Toronto-based Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Canada’s largest single-profession pension plan with over $130 billion in net assets. For more information about GWC Warranty please visit www.GWCwarranty.com.