KAR Auction Services has named industry veteran Richard Howse chief commercial officer. He previously served as senior vice president of marketing and business development at Volkswagen Credit. Howse has also served in senior finance roles at GMAC and GE Capital and positions with JD Power, Audi of America, Honda and General Motors. He will implement new processes to enhance collaboration and coordination among the company's whole car and salvage auction business units and KAR's ancillary and related services subsidiaries.