Award recipients demonstrate excellence in the automotive retail industry
Eighteen of the 40 people recognized in Automotive News’ 2014 “40 Under 40” retail list represent TrueCar Certified Dealers. The list was unveiled in the July 14 edition of Automotive News this morning.
The annual “40 Under 40” list honors up-and-comers in automotive retail under 40 years old who have shown innovation and leadership. They were nominated for the honor by colleagues, bosses or themselves. From this year’s group, the TrueCar Certified Dealers include:
Kelly Alston, General Manager, Stateline Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram – Fort Mill, South Carolina
Jarred Black, General Manager, Larry H. Miller Volkswagen – Lakewood, Colorado
J.R. Buchbinder, General Manager, New Country Lexus of Westport – Westport, Connecticut
Chris Dixon, Fixed Operations Director, Volvo of Savannah, Carolina Volvo, Savannah Mitsubishi and Premier Collision – Savannah, Georgia
Tania Eubanks, General Manager, AutoNation Ford Golf Freeway – Houston, Texas
Adil Elomri, General Manager, AutoNation Nissan Arapahoe – Centennial, Colorado
Brian Feldman, Senior Director of eCommerce, AutoNation – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Matthew Gettys, General Manager, Hendrick Chevrolet – Hoover, Alabama
Lee Gonzalez, Vice President, Gloucester Toyota – Gloucester, Virginia
Jason Graciano, General Sales Manager, Paragon Honda – Woodside, New York
Miran Maric, Vice President of Digital Strategy, Larry H. Miller Dealerships Group – Sandy, Utah
Chadwick NeSmith, General Manager, NeSmith Chevrolet Buick GMC of Jesup Inc. – Jesup, Georgia
Alex Perdikis, Managing Partner, Koons of Silver Spring – Silver Spring, Maryland
Larry Pickett, eMarketing Director, Anderson Automotive Group – Raleigh, North Carolina
Erin Ramsey, Business Development Center Manager, DCH Auto Group – Temecula, California
Michael Rezi, Managing Partner, Nissan of Cookeville – Cookeville, Tennessee
Chase Smith, President and Co-owner, Russell & Smith Automotive Group – Houston, Texas
Chris Teague, Dealer Principal, Chevrolet of Montebello – Montebello, California
“We’re proud to be working with these men and women who have demonstrated strong leadership, innovation and excellence,” said Mike Timmons, Senior Vice President of Dealer Development for TrueCar, the negotiation-free car-buying platform. “These leaders are helping improve the car-buying experience in their communities.”
TrueCar currently boasts more than 8,000 TrueCar Certified Dealers in the United States.
TrueCar, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRUE) is the negotiation-free car buying and selling platform. TrueCar enables a negotiation-free car buying experience by giving buyers transparent insight into what others actually paid (price confidence), upfront pricing information (price discovery), and access to a network of trusted TrueCar Certified Dealers who provide guaranteed savings certificates and seamlessly complete the car purchase. The reality is that buying a car is painful and buyers fear they are going to overpay or be surprised with hidden fees. TrueCar’s transparent upfront pricing information makes the car buying process simple so there are no surprises and buyers never overpay. TrueCar’s mission is to make car buying simple, fair and fun. Its national network of more than 8,000 TrueCar Certified Dealers is committed to providing negotiation-free savings off MSRP for all car-buyers, including members of some of the country’s largest membership and service organizations such as AARP, American Express, AAA, and USAA. Note: Not all program features are available in all states. Go to truecar.com for program details. TrueCar is headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif., with offices in Santa Barbara, Calif., San Francisco, Calif., and Austin, Texas.