Waymo, AutoNation deal creates new position

Mr. or Mrs. Waymo will manage AutoNation’s partnership.

The auto industry has its share of CEOs and CFOs and COOs. Soon, there will be a CWO — at least in spirit.

That’s W as in Waymo. And this chief will manage AutoNation’s relationship with Waymo now that the biggest U.S. dealership group has a deal to provide service for the Google Inc. affiliate’s self-driving cars.

“It is in the works as we speak,” says AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson. “We will have a Mr. or a Mrs. Waymo who will run this business for us from its infancy to hopefully a national footprint.”