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REMARKETING: John Felice, Former general sales manager for Ford and Lincoln, Ford Motor Co.
In Felice's previous position as general sales manager for Ford and Lincoln, retailing certified used vehicles was not his only focus. But his success in overhauling the certified used-vehicle program may well have played a role in his promotion this month to vice president of U.S. marketing, sales and service.
Under Felice, 52, the program last year lengthened its bumper-to-bumper and powertrain warranties and bolstered marketing support. This year, the program has periodically added special finance rates.
Now, Ford and Lincoln dealers are on target to sell 225,000 to 230,000 certified used cars and trucks this year, exceeding last year's 172,536 by at least 50,000 units.