Scott S. Weber Joins Travelers Acceptance Corporation as Manager Consumer Durables Finance in Canada



    VANCOUVER, Aug. 28 /CNW/ - Travelers Acceptance Corporation is pleased
today to announce the addition of Scott S. Weber to its Management Team. In
this newly created position reporting to President and Chief Executive
Officer, Karl E. Sigerist, Mr. Weber is Manager for Travelers Consumer
Durables Finance.
    His appointment is in response to the robust growth in the number of
strategic partners who have embraced the benefits of using Travelers Consumer
Finance to grow their businesses. Scott Weber's mandate is to create, develop
and expand new and current partnerships with manufacturers, distribution
channels and franchisors, as well as independent retailers active in the
Canadian consumer durables sector including major consumer electronics,
computers, sports equipment, tools and home furnishings. The goal of these
relationships is to increase the business partners' sales, cash flow and
bottom line profits with point of sale provision of consumer focused financing
programs from Travelers.
    Travelers Acceptance Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer,
Karl E. Sigerist said, "For more than 15 years Scott Weber has assisted
independent and franchise retailers to develop their businesses with
Business-to-Business solution selling programs in the consumer based Canadian
marketplace. I am so very pleased to be working again with Scott as part of
The Travelers Team. Scott is an invaluable business development resource for
our partners having assisted a wide range of channels in previous roles."
    Scott Weber responded, "I am excited to join the team at Travelers
Acceptance. My new role is the culmination of my years of experience providing
support and innovative tools to partners that maximize both sales and
profitability. I look forward to the opportunity of bringing to the Canadian
Marketplace these and more advantages inherent in the Travelers Consumer
Durables program."
    Scott Weber's extensive background in supporting clients with sales
training, adoption of e-commerce methodology, strategic business development,
development of sponsorship opportunities, and sales expansion has been
developed in roles with KABA/ILCO Inc., as Director of Sales for Oracode
throughout Canada and the United States, as National Executive Director for
Syber Sales and Marketing, an independent consumer electronic products
marketing organization and as Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for CIT
Consumer Finance.
    Scott Weber is bilingual and resides in the Montreal area and holds CPSA
Sales Certification from the Canadian Professional Sales Association of which
he is a member, and is actively involved with the Optimist Club.

    Travelers Acceptance Corporation has since 1974 been engaged by
businesses to arrange, structure and fund unique indirect consumer financing
solutions across a wide range of industries including tuition, automotive
aftermarket, automotive repair, vacation ownership, healthcare, membership,
consumer durables, retail, power products and home improvements. Travelers
consults with its client partners to create term financing programs that
attract and retain more clients, close more sales, and increase overall
profitability.





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