Bill Murphy Receives TIADA’s 2017 Presidential Award

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The Texas Independent Auto Dealers Association (TIADA) has awarded Bill Murphy of CP Insurance Associates the 2017 Presidential Award.

The award was given at the TIADA Conference and Expo in July.

TIADA’s press release announcing the award stated, “The Presidential Award, which is not presented every year, honors those individuals who over the years have given more than just time, money or resources to support the association. A presidential award winner is an individual who contributes for many years at all levels.”

Murphy has been greatly involved in the industry, specifically in Texas including education, lobbying efforts, consulting and other contributions.

Additionally the press release stated, “Bill has been a fixture in our organization helping us to not only serve our members but also the entire industry for many years,” TIADA Executive Director Jeff Martin said. “We are excited to honor him for his many contributions to TIADA.”

Congratulations Bill!

PassTime VP Recognized by Subprime Auto Finance News

PassTime VP of Financial Services, Kevin Carr recognized by Subprime Auto Finance News in its recent Movers & Shakers edition.

Each year, Subprime Auto Finance News highlights some of the best of the best professionals who lead the way in keeping finance companies and service providers successful.

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On this year’s list is Kevin Carr, PassTime’s VP of financial services.  Carr joined PassTime nearly two years ago to be vice president of financial services, leveraging his time with Credit Acceptance into “tremendous success” with the device company, thanks to intimate knowledge of finance companies.

“Throughout his time at PassTime, Kevin has had the opportunity to better understand the needs of his clients and the ability to provide solutions that meet those needs,” his nomination said. “Additionally, Kevin has strengthened his relationships and the trust of both prospects and customers by taking an approach of consulting and educating, a method PassTime has utilized for decades.

Carr has helped PassTime build a new company segment focused solely on working with finance companies, credit unions and banks. “Kevin is always willing to share his knowledge with his colleagues as well as learn from them, making the company, himself and his colleagues better able to serve its customers,” the nomination said.

To view the entire Movers & Shakers edition, click here.

PassTime Exhibiting at TIADA

Come See PassTime at Booth #64 at the TIADA Conference and Expo!

PassTime will be exhibiting at the TIADA Conference and Expo July 23-25, 2017 at the Hyatt Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, Texas.  So, we’d love to see you there.  Stop by booth #64 to find out what PassTime has to offer.

So, what is the TIADA Annual Conference & Expo?

Simply put, it is your opportunity to improve your business. The best education, connections with the top operators in the state, an Expo with 100+ relevant and motivated vendors – it’s all here. Featuring 35 breakout sessions across five Learning Tracks and networking opportunities galore, all set against the backdrop of the fabulous Hyatt Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, Texas.

For more information or to register, Click Here.

PassTime Announces All New Override App

The All New PassTime Override App allows consumers to request a disable override command directly from their smartphone

PassTime has launched the new PassTime Override App – breakthrough technology making it even easier for consumers using PassTime’s patented Automated Collection Technology.

Consumers can now request override commands directly through the PassTime Override App for iPhone and Android without the need to use the remote or call the customer care center.  Since its inception, PassTime has included override commands to help ensure a consumer could drive their vehicle, even if it was disabled, in the event they needed to, like an emergency.  With the new App, consumers can quickly and easily request an Override Command in the event their vehicle is disabled.

For more information on the PassTime Override App or download it, click here.

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PassTime a Featured Exhibitor & Speaker @ NIADA Convention


Visit PassTime in Booth #1201 at the NIADA Convention.

Join PassTime in booth #1201 at the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association  – NIADA Convention and Expo – June 12-15th at the Mirage, Las Vegas. NIADA is helping independent dealers “chart the waters” to success.

PassTime is a leading provider of GPS and Automated Collection Technology solutions designed to help dealers and finance companies manage their assets. Find out how PassTime can help your business.

Come See Us in Booth #1201.

Don’t miss our panel discussion on GPS:

PassTime President & COO, Chris Macheca will join the GPS/Starter Interrupt Panel at NIADA to discuss how PassTime is leading the way for industry best practices.
NIADA Convention Session

Not registered for the NIADA convention?  Click here to register or get more info.

PassTime Names New CEO, President

LITTLETON, Colorado– May 22, 2017-PassTime announced today it has named Jeffrey (Jake) Frank Chairman and CEO of the company.  Additionally, the company has appointed Chris Macheca President in addition to remaining as the company’s Chief Operating Officer.

Jake Frank is the co-founder of PassTime and previously served in numerous executive positions in the past, including Executive Vice President.  Mr. Frank received a Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University and a master’s degree from the University of Virginia. Since 1990, he has worked in the auto industry and since founding the company in 1992, Mr. Frank has been instrumental in the continued success of PassTime over the past several decades.

Chris Macheca has been with the company for 19 years.  During his career at PassTime, Mr. Macheca has been involved in all areas including sales, development, IT, operations, and manufacturing. Mr. Macheca received his Bachelor’s Degree and MBA from Regis University in Denver, Colorado.  Prior to being named Chief Operating Officer in 2015, Mr. Macheca served as Executive Vice President of Operations.

For more information please contact PassTime at 877-727-7846 or info@passtimegps.com

About PassTime

PassTime GPS has been in business for nearly 25 years in the global transportation industry. Our wireless GPS telematics products are available for multiple sectors of the automotive industry including auto dealers, auto finance companies, auto leasing companies, insurance companies and fleet transportation providers. We design, engineer, manufacture and distribute our own products and we have more than 25 patents protecting our technology. Visit www.passtimegps.com for more information or email info@passtimegps.com

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Stan Schwarz, PassTime CEO Passes Away at Age 61

The PassTime Family is deeply saddened at the loss of Stanley G. Schwarz, its CEO and Co-Founder, who passed on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 61, in Indialantic, FL, surrounded by the love and prayers of all that knew him.

Stan treated every stranger as a friend and every friend like family. His smile, laughter, and
optimism made others strive to be better people, and the world is a better place for it. He will forever be in our hearts and the memories will always warm our souls and bring smiles to our faces. His presence alone brought light to the darkest room and filled it with a joy and laughter that will never fade.

Stan was born in Denver, CO to the late Robert “Pops” and Beverly Schwarz. He was the eldest of two children. He leaves his heart with his wife, Amy Rossetter Schwarz and their three children (Magnolia, Tyberius, and Nicodemus Schwarz) as well as his two children from his previous marriage to Colleen Schwarz (Corinne Kirkendall, married to Matthew Kirkendall, and Ryan Schwarz) and two grandchildren (Connor and Quinn Kirkendall).

Stan earned his undergraduate degree from Oakland University and a Masters degree from Ball State University. He was an entrepreneur, CEO, and co-founder of PassTime GPS Tracking Solutions since 1990.

A small gathering to celebrate Stan’s life will be this Saturday, March 25, 2017, 4:00pm, at the Schwarz Family residence in Indialantic, FL.

Additionally, a larger celebration will be held in Denver, CO on March 31, 2017.

For more information, please contact the family or PassTime at celebratestan@passtimeusa.com

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Stan Schwarz Memorial Fund- St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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PassTime Hires New VP of Sales Southeast Region

PassTime GPS Hire Blair WitterLITTLETON, Colorado— January 26, 2017—PassTime today announced it has hired J. Blair Witter as the company’s new VP of Sales, Southeast Region.

Witter brings with him decades of industry experience, coming from Credit Acceptance, the 6th largest used car finance company in the U.S.  Witter worked at Credit Acceptance for nearly 11 years, serving as a Market Area Manager, and more recently, Director of Sales.

PassTime, which has been in business for nearly 25 years offers wireless GPS telematics products that are available for multiple sectors of the automotive industry including new and used auto dealers, auto finance companies, auto leasing companies, insurance companies and fleet transportation providers.

“We are excited to bring Blair on as the VP Sales for the Southeast region.  We think he is a great fit for PassTime. He brings a great deal of experience with him, and we look forward to growing the region together,” said Chris Macheca, COO at PassTime.

As Director of Sales at Credit Acceptance, Witter oversaw a team of Market Area Managers, who selected and consulted with new and used dealers to deliver auto loans on the Credit Acceptance program.  During his time there, Credit Acceptance was named Fortune Magazine’s Top 100 Greatest Places to Work in America three times in a row, a testament to the culture built at the company.

Prior to his work at Credit Acceptance, Blair also founded and managed two large-volume dealerships in Biloxi Mississippi and Mobile Alabama for over a decade.

For more information on PassTime, please contact PassTime at 877-727-7846 or info@passtimegps.com

About PassTime

PassTime GPS has been in business for nearly 25 years in the global transportation industry. Our wireless GPS telematics products are available for multiple sectors of the automotive industry including auto dealers, auto finance companies, auto leasing companies, insurance companies and fleet transportation providers. Our products are available in the USA, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. We design, engineer, manufacture and distribute our own products and we have more than 25 patents protecting our technology. Visit www.passtimegps.com for more information or email info@passtimegps.com

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LEVERAGE Partners with PassTime GPS as its preferred GPS vendor

PassTime GPS LEVERAGE Preferred Vendor

BIRMINGHAM, AL/TALLAHASSEE, FL, Jan. 6, 2017 – LEVERAGE, the service corporation of the League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates (LSCU), which equips credit union partners with products and services to fulfill day-to-day needs, announced today that it has named PassTime GPS as its preferred GPS provider. PassTime is the industry leader in high-tech GPS tracking and automated collection technology solutions for auto financing.

This technology will provide credit unions with a greater ability to grow more members with added protection, improve member payment performance, and reduce delinquency rates. It also provides the tools to increase originations without increasing staff. PassTime GPS technology helps ensure accounts stay current and can help create opportunities to cross-sell to a more loyal borrower.

“At LEVERAGE, part of our mission is to offer new strategies to credit unions for loan growth. PassTime GPS is designed to provide participating credit unions with a stronger competitive advantage in auto lending,” stated LEVERAGE President/CEO Patrick La Pine. “The market for sub-prime lending is expanding, and PassTime GPS will deliver resources needed for credit unions to meet the growing needs of this market.”

Improving the bottom line by reducing expenses, growing loans and increasing non-interest income, as well as improving regulatory compliance, LEVERAGE offers products to increase operational efficiencies for credit unions across all environments. Streamlining actions that free-up valuable organizational resources allows more time to concentrate on serving members. When credit unions support LEVERAGE, they are supporting the credit union system. LEVERAGE brings simple solutions that pay big dividends.

PassTime, which has been in business for nearly 25 years, offers wireless GPS telematics products that are available for multiple sectors of the automotive industry, including new and used auto dealers, auto finance companies, auto leasing companies, insurance companies, and fleet transportation providers. Some of the product features include tamper detection, scheduled payment reminders, web based command management, tamper detection, and text/email communication.

“We are very excited to partner with LEVERAGE as the group’s preferred GPS provider,” said Chris Macheca, COO at PassTime. “LEVERAGE has built a reputation in the industry as partnering with best-in-class vendors to offer its members access to solutions to help their businesses. We look forward to continuing to help credit unions increase their collections and reduce repossessions with our GPS and automated collection technology.”

For more information about LEVERAGE and its products and services, contact Rhea Oaks, director, product management, at 866.231.0545 x 1146.

LEVERAGE, the service corporation for the League of Southeastern Credit Unions, is the business services provider that leverages credit union system resources, relationships, and industry knowledge for optimal performance and sustained growth of its clients and business partners.

LEVERAGE provides credit unions with best-in-class products and services that reduce costs, maximize results, and make the most member difference.
For more information, visit myleverage.com or follow LEVERAGE on Twitter at
www.twitter.com/MY_LEVERAGE or LinkedIn.

PassTime GPS has been in business for nearly 25 years in the global transportation industry. Our wireless GPS telematics products are available for multiple sectors of the automotive industry including auto dealers, auto finance companies, auto leasing companies, insurance companies and fleet transportation providers. Our products are available in the USA, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. We design, engineer, manufacture and distribute our own products and we have more than 25 patents protecting our technology. Visit www.passtimegps.com for more information or email info@passtimegps.com.