LONG BEACH, Calif. (Nov. 13, 2017) — Steve Lambert, an automotive remarketing and information technology leader, has been named president and CEO at Alliance Inspection Management (AiM), the leading national independent automotive inspection company. Lambert will take office in Long Beach, California on December 4.
Lambert, 56, comes to AiM with a mandate to strengthen the company’s core inspection and dealer floor plan audit businesses and scale the company for growth by developing new inspection services and products. In this role, Lambert will oversee all AiM operations, reporting to the board of directors.
“Steve is an accomplished business leader with proven experience in remarketing and information technology,” said Board Director and Senior Vice President of Manheim Vehicle Advantage Joe George. “Under his guidance, AiM will accelerate the growth of its offsite inspections, saving time and making it easier for dealers and consumers. We look forward to strengthening our partnership with AiM to create next-generation inspection solutions that benefit clients and the industry.”
Lambert joins AiM from Nissan North America Inc., where he served as vice president of Information Systems, overseeing all of Nissan’s information systems and services across the Americas. At Nissan, he was also president, Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation (NMAC) and responsible for all sales finance activity in North America, which included the oversight of Nissan Canada Finance and start-up Nissan Renault Finance Mexico.
“AiM is strategically positioned to lead the industry and consumer space in vehicle inspection services,” Lambert said. “We’ll continue on the path of being the gold standard for vehicle inspection services as well as being an innovator in the remarketing space.”
Previously, Lambert served on AiM’s board of directors from 2005 to 2010. During his tenure as head of NMAC, the company used AiM’s off-lease inspection and floor plan audit services. Before joining Nissan in 1992, Lambert served as the head of sales, earnings and tax planning at Hughes Aircraft Company in El Segundo, California.
Lambert holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Brigham Young University (BYU) and a master’s degree in Business from BYU’s Marriott Graduate School of Management.