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Aaron’s names head of Progressive Leasing unit as new CEO


Atlanta --Aaron's announced today that John W. Robinson III, executive VP of Aaron's and CEO of its Progressive Leasing unit, has been named CEO of Aaron's, effective Monday, Nov. 10, 2014.

Robinson will also become a member of the company's board of directors. Gil Danielson, who served as interim CEO of Aaron's will remain executive VP and CFO. Aaron’s board began an extensive search to fill the position when Ron Allen retired as the company's CEO on Aug. 31, 2014.

“The Board and management team worked closely with John throughout the past year, before, during and after the acquisition of Progressive,” said Ray Robinson, chairman of Aaron's board of directors. “His experience in the RTO (rent-to-own) industry and his vision for positioning Aaron's for continued success will help drive the company forward as we leverage our broad retail footprint, our leadership in virtual RTO and our strong franchisee relationships."
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