AutoNation's Chief Operating Officer, Lance Iserman, and their Chief Technology Officer, Tom Conophy, are going to be exiting the company. This comes as apart of a structural organization change that will see several executives leaving and changes to their regional structure.
As part of the realignment, Donna Parlapiano — who is the executive vice president of franchise network, mergers and acquisition, and corporate real estate — chose to retire effective Jan. 3.
Chief human resources officer Dennis Berger will leave AutoNation on Jan. 31 after assisting in the transition.
In a news release, AutoNation chief executive Mike Jackson said: “We believe automotive retail will be challenging in 2019 and improving our performance, creating synergies across our network, and restructuring our corporate and regional teams are pivotal components of AutoNation's cost savings plan, as we create a more agile, streamlined, and efficient core business that is well-positioned for long-term success.
“These actions will better position us for a changing market,” Jackson said.
He later added: “We want to thank Lance, Tom, and Donna for their years of service and contributions to the company. Realigning, combining, and reducing positions improves efficiencies, speeds up decision making, and reinforces our commitment to providing a peerless customer experience.”
Jackson added: “We would like to thank Dennis for the skill, leadership, and passion he brought to the company.”
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