ATLANTA, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), the nation's leader in the sales and lease ownership, specialty retailing and rental of residential furniture, consumer electronics and home appliances and accessories, today announced that John T. Trainor has been promoted to Vice President, Chief Information Officer.
"John has been instrumental in the Company's success over the last 11 years and has earned this promotion," said Robert C. Loudermilk, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of Aaron's, Inc. "He has proven his leadership ability and has been the driving force in the development and management of the Aaron's information systems. We look forward to John's continuing contributions to the Company's growth and financial performance."
Trainor joined Aaron's in 1999 in software development and the design and management of enterprise systems, and was promoted in 2007 to his previous position of Vice President, Information Technology, Aaron's Sales & Lease Ownership Division. He began his career in information technology at Georgia Power Company in 1991. He served as manager of information systems for the late U.S. Senator Paul D. Coverdell from 1996 to 1997 and then worked in software development at the Southern Company until joining Aaron's.
Trainor, 38, holds a bachelor of electrical engineering degree with specialization in computer systems from the Georgia Institute of Technology and lives in Roswell, Georgia with his wife and three sons.
Aaron's, Inc., based in Atlanta, currently has more than 1,770 Company-operated and franchised stores in 48 states and Canada. The Company also manufactures furniture and bedding at 11 facilities in five states.
"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this news release regarding Aaron's, Inc.'s business that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include factors such as changes in general economic conditions, competition, pricing, customer demand and other issues, and the risks and uncertainties discussed under "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009. Statements in this release that are "forward-looking" include without limitation Aaron's potential future growth and financial performance.
SOURCE Aaron's, Inc.