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ROGERS, Ark., Sept. 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — America’s Car-Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRMT) (the “Company”) today announced that Douglas Campbell will assume the role of President of the Company from effective October 3, 2022.
“Doug’s 25 years of marked success in the automotive industry will bring a fresh perspective to our ever-evolving work to better serve customers and communities,” said Jeff Williams, President and CEO. “In this current environment, an outside perspective is invaluable in overcoming key challenges as we evolve our business as an integrated sales and finance company. We are thrilled to add a leader of Doug’s caliber to our dedicated leadership team, and look forward to the impact he will have on our product efforts, capitalizing on significant market growth opportunities in coming years.
Mr. Campbell brings extensive industry and automotive experience, enhancing the Car-Mart team with his leadership skills. He spent 15 years at Coral Springs Auto Mall, where he quickly rose from chief financial officer to increasing leadership responsibilities, before becoming executive general manager of several new auto franchises and their used superstore in 2014.
He then joined AutoNation as Director of Used Vehicles for the Eastern Region with responsibility for three markets and multiple dealerships in Florida, driving innovative nationwide programs for vehicle disposal and acquisition. He moved into new territory as General Manager of AutoNation Honda Dulles, where his team was recognized as some of the best AutoNation Honda dealerships nationwide for sales and service experience.
Most recently, Mr. Campbell worked for Avis Budget Group as Vice President of Remarketing for the Americas, where he was responsible for the company’s wholesale and factory program divestments. He was responsible for the strategic growth of their direct-to-consumer initiative where he opened multiple outlets and developed an online direct selling platform. He and his team helped create a new business-to-business vehicle disposal website. In 2021, he was promoted to Head of Fleet Services for the Americas, responsible for both the company’s acquisition of new and used vehicles and its vehicle disposal strategy. Earlier this year, he was promoted to Senior Vice President – Head of Fleet Services.
“I am honored to join the talented leadership team at Car-Mart in the United States, as together we build on their more than four decades of accomplishment,” said Mr. Campbell. “Given all the changes in the automotive industry – from digitalization to electrification – Car-Mart is uniquely positioned within the industry for growth within the communities it serves for years to come, regardless of the economic environment.Over the past 25 years, I have brought my passion for people and cars to well-known brands, and I am delighted to have the opportunity to bring what I taught the Car-Mart team and their customers as we build an exciting future.”
About American Car-Mart
America’s Car-Mart operates automotive dealerships in twelve states and is one of the largest public automotive retailers in the United States, focused exclusively on the “Integrated Automotive Sales and Finance” segment of the used car market. The company specializes in the sale of quality used vehicles and offers flexible used car financing options for customers with bad credit, no credit, repossessions or even past bankruptcy and puts the focus on superior customer service and building strong personal relationships with its customers. The Company operates its dealerships primarily in small towns in the south central United States, selling quality used vehicles and providing financing to substantially all of its customers. For more information about America’s Car-Mart, including investor presentations, please visit our website at www.car-mart.com.
____________Contacts: Jeff Williams, CEO at (479) 464-9944 or Vickie Judy, CFO at (479) 464-9944
Source: American Car-Mart, Inc.