Thomas lands at auto dot-com

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Former AutoNation USA executive Bob Thomas took the post of president-CEO at, a new- and used-car informational Web site in Mountain Valley, Calif. Mr. Thomas, 55, left a year ago as exec VP-strategic marketing at AutoNation USA, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Before that he was president of Nissan North America. The dot-com is signing up dealers for the new service and expects to start a formal agency review in a week or so, said Michael Coates, director of integral marketing. The site, due to go live this spring, plans to accept ads from dealers and carmakers.

Copyright March 2000, Crain Communications Inc.

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