U.S. car rental firm Hertz names new CEOU.S. car rental firm Hertz names new CEO
FILE PHOTO: The logo of the American car rental company Hertz is seen at the Nantes-Atlantique airport in Bouguenais near Nantes

(Reuters) – Hertz Global Holdings Inc on Monday appointed Paul Stone as its chief executive officer days after the U.S. car rental company raised going-concern doubts following a bigger quarterly loss.

Hertz, backed by billionaire investor Carl Icahn, has suffered a “sudden and dramatic negative impact” on its business due to the coronavirus crisis, which has crushed demand for rental cars as people cancel travel and stay at home.

Lat week, the company disclosed that it had missed a loan repayment and asked lenders to extend the payment deadline to May 22.

Hertz, which operates the Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty rental brands, said Stone replaced Kathryn Marinello, who will remain with the company in a consulting position for up to one year.

Stone was most recently Hertz’s executive vice president and North America chief retail operations officer.

(Reporting by Ankit Ajmera in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)