Boca Raton, Fla. (May. 20, 2016) – IWS Acquisition Corporation (“IWS”), a provider of credit union auto lending products, is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric M. Wikander as President.
Mr. Wikander has been with IWS for 18 years in increasing roles of responsibility, most recently in the capacity of Senior Vice President of Operations. He held this role for the last 10 years and has led many of the key operational areas of the Company.
While change in leadership is often perceived as a period of uncertainty, Mr. Wikander is confident that IWS’ commitment to its clients and contract holders remains as strong as ever. “’People first, products that work’ is the IWS mission statement and is at the forefront of every interaction we have – from a call into our claims or member services departments to training conducted by our Account Executives or National Trainer at client sites”, Wikander states.
“IWS continues to have a great team starting with our Account Executives but it doesn’t stop there. Our support staff in each of our offices is top notch. The senior leadership team including Michael Leon-Vice President of Sales, Mark Jorgensen-Vice President of Finance and Rick Hess-Vice President of Insurance all provide instrumental roles in continuing to deliver exceptional products and service to our credit union clients.”
JT Fitzgerald, Executive Vice President of Kingsway Financial Services – the parent company of IWS stated, “Eric has a long history with IWS and deep knowledge and expertise in all facets of our business. Equally important — he is a great leader for the organization. We are eager to watch Eric continue to apply his talents to grow IWS. We expect Eric’s leadership talents to immediately contribute to the ongoing success of our company.”
IWS views itself not only as product specialists but also product innovators. “All of us at IWS look forward to continuing offering our clients and their credit union members innovative auto lending related products”, Wikander says.
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About IWS Acquisition Corporation
Based in Itasca, IL, IWS Acquisition Corporation is a well-known provider of Vehicle Service Agreements (VSA), Mechanical Breakdown Insurance (MBI), and GAP to credit unions nationwide. IWS provides vehicle protection solutions and peace of mind for credit union members that go beyond the actual products to include service after the sale. 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 www.iwsgroup.com.