, the world’s largest automotive marketplace, today announced the appointment of Alan Smith to Regional Vice President - West. In one of two newly created positions, Smith will oversee all aspects of sales, service, revenue and expense for the western half of the U.S. Smith will report directly to Hal Greene, vice president of dealer sales.

Smith brings 13 years of sales experience with Trader Publications, Trader Online and AutoConnect, which became, to the position. Smith was one of the original employees in 1999. He helped to build the current sales and management staff of the company and guided the structure of the company’s regional offices. Smith is a seasoned sales professional, whose most recent position was Coordinating Director of the West.

With his proven track record with the company and his ability to grow sales teams and lead them to great success, Alan continues to be an incredible asset to,” said Chip Perry, chief executive officer. “As our business grows, Alan will ensure our sales force serves both current and future dealer customers.” Smith attended Beckley College in Beckley, WV and studied Business Administration.