AutoNation President, CEO Bill Berman Resigns
May 16, 2017—AutoNation announced the resignation of William "Bill" Berman as president and CEO effective May 15, 2017.
Berman will continue to serve as an employee of the company in an advisory capacity through June 30, 2017. Mike Jackson, AutoNation's chairman and CEO, will assume all operating responsibilities as AutoNation begins the selection process for a new president and CEO.
"I thank Bill for his 20 years of service and leadership at AutoNation," Jackson stated. "We wish Bill all the best in his future endeavors."
AutoNation today also announced the promotion of senior vice president, Scott Arnold to executive vice president of customer care and brand extensions which include, AutoNation Collision Centers, AutoNation USA Service Now, AutoNation Precision Parts and AutoNation Auto Gear.
"Scott has been with AutoNation for over 15 years, and has served in many retail operation roles. He has been instrumental in developing our brand extensions, and under his leadership, we have seen solid growth in our customer care business, as well as growth in our Precision Parts initiative and our AutoNation branded collision centers," Jackson said.