Used vehicle marketplace Vast has added Paul Johnson, the former president and CEO of Kelley Blue Book, to its board of directors, according to a company announcement.

During Johnson's 13-year tenure as president and CEO of KBB, he helped lead the growth and transformation of KBB, the company stated.  Johnson’s addition to the board will add someone who has a deep understanding of the automotive landscape and how companies use data and technology in their operations, the company added.

Vast hopes that his addition will help accelerate the growth of CarStory, its artificial intelligence and machine learning-powered used car and truck marketplace.

"Paul is joining at a key time in our history," said John Price, CEO of Vast. "The CarStory platform is poised for exponential growth in 2018. We are excited to build on our proven platform and our 7,000+ dealer relationships. As auto industry innovation quickens, we are proud to be a part of the positive change."