SOURCE: The Warranty Group, Inc.

The Warranty Group, Inc.

May 21, 2013 15:00 ET

The Warranty Group Adds Industry Leader in IT Role

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - May 21, 2013) - The Warranty Group, Inc. (TWG) today announced the appointment of Tom Kilian as chief information officer. Kilian is responsible for managing TWG's global enterprise systems, infrastructure and processes across its 33 global offices and will focus on bringing new and differentiating technology solutions to the company and its customers. He reports to Tom Warsop, chief executive officer.

Kilian comes to The Warranty Group with an extensive background in IT development and corporate management. He joins TWG after working for the company as a strategic consultant leading a global assessment of the company's IT infrastructure and operations, and contributing to the restructuring of the company's European operations. In addition to previous M&A integration experience, his 35-year career includes CIO and COO positions at Conseco, Inc. and other operating and information technology roles within the global insurance and financial services industries.

"Tom's long history of successfully standardizing IT platforms will improve our operating efficiency, while providing a single integration point for our global clients," said Tom Warsop. "We will leverage his deep industry experience and strong leadership to strengthen our position as a market leader in warranties, insured service plans and related solutions worldwide."

About The Warranty Group: The Warranty Group is a leading, global provider of service contracts and related benefits with operations in over 30 countries and more than 1900 employees. With underwriting, claims administration, compliance and marketing expertise, The Warranty Group is a single-source solution for manufacturers, distributors, retailers and marketers of consumer goods including automobiles, homes, consumer electronics, furniture and appliances, as well as specialty products and solutions for financial institutions. For more information, visit