SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Paul Askos, 61, founder and former CEO of Western National Warranty Corp., died March 21.
Askos was known as a leader in the independent warranty administrator business. He founded Western National in 1982. The Scottsdale, Ariz., company grew from a staff of two to become one of the nation's largest independent providers of vehicle service contracts. In 1995, Askos sold the company to Chicago-based CNA Financial. He retired from Western National in 1996.