Protective Asset Protection announced the promotion of Bill Koster to vice president of sales – Specialty Products. According to a news release, Koster assumes responsibility for sales and distribution of the RV, marine and powersports lines of business.
With Koster’s expanded responsibilities, Wendell Anderson has been promoted to the position of national sales manager – Specialty Products. The new role will entail sales leadership responsibilities for the RV, marine and powersports industries.
“This change to Protective Asset Protection’s sales and distribution team ensures the organization will continue its focus on exceeding the needs of agents, dealers and consumers,” the release stated.
Rick Kurtz, senior vice president – Distribution noted, “Bill and Wendell bring decades of experience to their new roles. Their proven ability to lead distribution and training efforts makes them a perfect fit to continue our commitment to our customers in these important industries.”
Protective Asset Protection, a division of Protective Life Insurance Co., made its annual commitment to the Mike Molino RV Learning Center, bringing its total support to $161,162. The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) has exclusively endorsed Protective’s XtraRide service agreement since 1992.
“This is another major demonstration of support for the RV Learning Center from one of the RV industry’s leading companies,” said RV Learning Center Chairman Jeff Pastore of Hartville RV Center in Hartville, Ohio, in a press release. “Protective and its agents have consistently championed continuing education and training. This financial contribution comes at a critical time for the RV Learning Center as it works to provide education resources for dealership personnel.”
“Protective and our agency representatives are dedicated to providing the best possible service to RV dealers and their customers,” said Bill Koster, vice president of Recreation Vehicle and Specialty Products for Protective, who also serves on the RV Learning Center board as secretary/treasurer. “The RV Learning Center helps the entire RV industry prosper by providing employee certification and training in critical areas that improve customer satisfaction and dealer profitability.”
The XtraRide service agreement is backed by Lyndon Property Insurance Co. (a Protective Life Insurance subsidiary) in all states except New York, where the product is backed by Old Republic Insurance Company. An RVDA-endorsed product or service is one that has been extensively evaluated by the RVDA to assure quality, dependability and overall value. RVDA and the RV Learning Center receive compensation from Protective Asset Protection for business generated by RV dealers.