Boca Raton, Fla. – August 29, 2017 – IWS Acquisition Corporation (IWS), a leading provider of Vehicle Service Agreements (VSA), Guaranteed Asset Protection (GAP) and Appearance Protection (RestoraGuard) to credit unions nationwide, has hired Cristela Petykowski as Midwest Business Development Executive. She is responsible for identifying, targeting and acquiring new clients, and overseeing all relationships with current and prospective clients throughout the region.

“Cris brings more than 20 years of experience in the credit union industry, on both the business development and regional branch manager sides,” said Eric Wikander, President of IWS. “She has demonstrated an ability to build business among new and existing customers, and maintain high levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty. She also knows what credit union executives need from their partners like IWS to meet their long-term lending, income and sales development goals.”

Prior to joining IWS, Petykowski served as Business Development Account Manager with Andigo, formerly Motorola Employees Credit Union (MECU). She not only conceived and led programs that generated new business, she also worked to raise awareness and money for charitable organizations. For example, she helped create and direct a one-day loan-refinance event that generated over $3.5 million in new loan originations and enabled MECU to donate $25,000 and nearly 500 pounds of food to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

Before moving into business development, Petykowski served as Regional Manager, managing operations and staff of seven MECU branches. Her list of accomplishments includes creating a sales training program that drove a 75 percent increase in sales of all credit life and disability products over the previous year.

“Cris has demonstrated over the course of her career that her work ethic and values mirror our philosophy of ‘People first, products that work,’” added Wikander. “We’re confident she will help us maintain our position as the market leader in providing high-quality vehicle protection products and service after the sale that works for all credit union members.”

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About IWS Acquisition Corporation
Based in Boca Raton, FL and Itasca, IL, IWS Acquisition Corporation is a well-known provider of vehicle protection products: Vehicle Service Agreements (VSA), Mechanical Breakdown Insurance (MBI), Guaranteed Asset Protection (GAP) and Appearance Protection (RestoraGuard) to credit unions nationwide. IWS delivers non-interest income for the credit union, protection for the member and a great member experience. The company’s proven success in meeting this need is based on its ability to train credit unions to match members with the right product to fit their need. For more information, visit or contact Michael Leon, VP of Sales at or call 630-626-0722.