Experian has named John Gray president of its automotive business unit, effective immediately, with responsibility for the strategic direction, leadership and overall growth of the business.
Gray, 56, joined the company in 2006 as vice president of sales and client services. He was promoted to senior vice president of sales before taking on the role as president of Experian Automotive.
Gray succeeds Scott Waldron, 51, president of Experian's vertical markets group, who had been handling both positions for about a year before Gray was appointed president.
Waldron, who joined the company in 2002, remains in charge of the Experian's vertical market, which includes Experian Healthcare, Experian Government Services and Experian Automotive.
"John is well-known in the industry and has a proven track record at Experian, having successfully led our sales organization for many years," Waldron said in a statement today.
Experian is a global financial information services company, providing information, analytical tools and marketing services to organizations and consumers to help manage credit risks.
The company, which employs about 17,000 people in 40 countries, is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.
Experian's total revenue for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013, was $4.7 billion.