Automotive Finance Corporation (AFC), a business unit of KAR Auction Services (KAR), announced that Ray Waltz has accepted the position of director of business development and will be based out of the company’s Carmel, Ind., headquarters.
According to a press release, Waltz will assist AFC in building upon inventory financing opportunities in specialty segments such as RV, powersports, rental and commercial truck. He will also explore and evaluate financing of other products adjacent to automotive as AFC continues to expand this portion of its business through diversification strategies.
A former Manheim Automotive Financial Services (MAFS) executive, Waltz brings almost 30 years of experience with industry leading subsidiaries of General Motors Corporation (GMAC) and Manheim Auctions (specifically MAFS) to his role at AFC.
“Ray’s wealth of experience and industry knowledge spans nearly three decades and makes him a key addition to our team,”said Neill Waters, vice president of marketing and business development for AFC. “We view his appointment to this role as a sign of our commitment to remaining a leading inventory finance source within non-automotive segments. AFC’s product management discipline, as well as an increasing demand from our customers for growth in our specialty programs, led us to Ray. We are fortunate that we were able to find someone of his caliber, and I’m confident that Ray will he will fit in well with our culture, customer-first mindset and innovative philosophies.”
“I am thrilled to be a part of an industry-leading finance company like AFC,” said Waltz. “It is an exciting time as I begin the next chapter of my career.”