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AutoNation Announces New President

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Feb. 2, 2017—Automotive retailer AutoNation Inc. announced that William "Bill" Berman has been named president and chief operating officer.

Berman, formerly executive vice president and chief operating officer, has 30 years of retail automotive experience, including vast experience with used vehicle and parts and service businesses. He has served as EVP and COO of the company since 2015. Prior to that, Berman led the company's successful west coast region with over 75 stores and over $6 billion in revenue.

"Bill is an outstanding and exceptional leader, whose proven track record and ingenuity are vital for the next phase in AutoNation's history,” Mike Jackson, chief executive officer of AutoNation. “He will continue to lead all operational functions, including the recently announced AutoNation brand extension strategy."

The company also announced that Marc Cannon and Donna Parlapiano have both been promoted to executive vice presidents.

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