Cranford, NJ – National Truck Protection (“NTP” or the “Company”) today announced the appointment of Mr. Ron Gardner to its board of directors. Mr. Gardner is a Kinderhook operating partner with significant experience in the Finance and Insurance (F&I) industry.

Headquartered in Cranford, NJ, NTP has a 33 year track record of providing extended service contracts for critical coverage on high-value fundamental drivetrain components for used class 3 through 8 trucks. The Company is the undisputed market leader selling through an unmatched and diverse distribution network that includes over 1,300 used truck dealerships, large blue-chip OEM truck manufacturers, large commercial trucking fleets, and finance and leasing companies throughout the United States. NTP’s products offer significant value to its customers, from large fleets to independent owner-operators, by returning their trucks to running condition in the event of a breakdown.

“We are very pleased to add Ron to NTP’s board. Ron’s extensive background in Finance and Insurance and in vehicle service contracts will be extremely valuable to NTP both in enhancing our current offerings and also in new product and business development”, said Robert S. Amico, President and CEO of the NTP.

About Mr. Gardner

Mr. Gardner frequently assists Kinderhook in evaluating investment opportunities in the F&I space. Mr. Gardner’s company, Rosemark Group, provides F&I products and consulting services to the automotive and other consumer products industries. Mr. Gardner has also recently served in a consulting capacity for some Fortune 500 clients of Resource Global Professionals (“RGP”). Prior to working with RGP, Mr. Gardner was the former CFO of the London Broadcasting Company, and held various leadership positions at CareGard Warranty Services, First Extended Service Corporation, FFG Insurance Company and Ernst & Young.