W. Scott Rhinehart and his wife Brenda were founders and owners for 33 years of Central Penn Sales, an auto salvage auction company that services the automotive insurance industry. They sold the company in 2005 to the largest international publicly-held company in the industry. The company had grown from three employees in York Haven, Pa. in 1973 to 160 employees in four locations in Pennsylvania and Maryland at the time it was sold. In the same period, annual volume of vehicles grew from 900 to over 40,000. Mr. Rhinehart developed many innovative marketing products that have since revolutionized the industry. Central Penn Sales was named as the "Small Business of the Year" by the York County Chamber of Commerce in 1994.
Rhinehart earned an associate's degree in business from York Junior College and a bachelor's degree in business administration from the American University, Washington, D.C. Prior to founding Central Penn Sales, he held sales positions with several national companies, including the Pillsbury Company and Playtex International. He served as president of the American Salvage Pool Association; Governor's appointee and board secretary to the Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud Prevention Authority; on the Business Banking Advisory Board and President's Council at Wachovia Bank and United Way of York, Alexis de Tocqueville cabinet member.
Rhinehart serves York College as a member of the Board of Trustees.