Atlanta — John W. Robinson III, executive vice president of Aaron’s, Inc. and CEO of Progressive Leasing, has been named chief executive officer of Aaron’s, Inc.
Atlanta — Aaron’s, Inc., a lease-to-own retailer specializing in the sales and lease ownership of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, has named John W. Robinson III, executive vice president of Aaron’s, Inc. and CEO of Progressive Leasing, as chief executive officer of Aaron’s, Inc. Robinson will also become a member of the company’s board of directors. Gil Danielson, who served as interim CEO of Aaron’s, Inc., will remain executive vice president and chief financial officer.
According to Ray Robinson, chairman of Aaron’s board of directors: “The board and management team worked closely with John throughout the past year, before, during and after the acquisition of Progressive. His experience in the RTO industry and his vision for positioning Aaron’s for continued success will help drive the company forward as we leverage our broad retail footprint, our leadership in virtual RTO and our strong franchisee relationships.”
Robinson is the former president and COO of TMX Finance LLC (dba TitleMax), one of the largest auto title lenders in the U.S. He joined TitleMax as chief operating officer in 2004 and was appointed president in 2008. From 2004 until his departure in December 2011, Robinson helped grow TitleMax from approximately 100 stores to more than 750 stores.
Aaron’s, Inc. currently has more than 2,100 company-operated and franchised stores in 48 states and Canada. Atlanta-based Aaron’s was founded in 1955. For more information, visit www.aarons.com.
SOURCE: Aaron’s, Inc.