Mike Maroone

AutoNation loses a key architect

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015

With COO Mike Maroone's pending departure, AutoNation Inc. must complete its digital transformation without one of the plan's key architects. Maroone, 61, will step down as COO in February and retire April 1, the nation's largest dealership group said....
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Industry fishbowl: Everybody's watching Sonic

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2014

The industry is closely watching Sonic Automotive Inc. as it seeks to reinvent auto retailing....
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AutoNation won't up and quit 3rd parties

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20, 2014

Mike Maroone, COO of AutoNation Inc., said the dealership group intends to proceed cautiously in reducing its reliance on third-party online shopping sites....
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AutoNation's brand building sets up more growth

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2014

Mike Maroone, COO of AutoNation Inc., says the nation's largest dealership group is meeting the goals of a multiyear $100 million branding campaign....
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Another hit to dealers' bottom line?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014

AutoNation Inc. and other dealers are worried about more than the rising cost of leads from third-party car-shopping sites. They see other signs that the sites want to encroach on their turf....
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AutoNation swipes at third-party car sites as it builds digital footprint

3:26 pm U.S. ET | April 23, 2014

AutoNation wants to reduce its dependency on online lead generators and third-party shopping sites. The United States' largest dealership group plans to build up the group's Web sites to capture online shoppers, part of a multiyear, $100 million campaign to rebrand itself....
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