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  • Louis Fusz Jr. of Lou Fusz Automotive Network, which owns several dealerships in the St. Louis area, has been appointed by Archbishop Justin Rigali of St. Louis as chairman of the 2002 Archdiocesan Development Appeal. The annual appeal helps support educational and pastoral programs and services in the area.

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  • Gettel Automotive Group, which has dealerships in Florida and Michigan, purchased Sarasota Mitsubishi in Sarasota, Fla., and renamed it Gettel Mitsubishi of Sarasota.

  • Ross and Alice Johnson and Luann and Bob Sewell broke ground for Johnson Sewell Ford-Lincoln-Mercury in Marble Falls, Texas. The dealership will consolidate two existing Ford-Lincoln-Mercury dealerships owned by the Johnsons, one in Marble Falls and one in Burnet, Texas.
  • Detroit dealers

    Detroit dealers elect officers

    Members of the Detroit Auto Dealers Association elected officers. Seated, from left, are: Richard Genthe of Dick Genthe Chevrolet in Southgate, Mich., treasurer; Charles Fortinberry of Clarkston Chrysler-Jeep in Clarkston, president; and William Cook of Bill Cook Imported Cars in Farmington Hills, vice president. Standing, from left, are: Robert Thibodeau Jr. of Bob Thibodeau Ford in Center Line, secretary; and Rod Alberts, executive vice president.

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    25 with Pontiac

    Ralph Sifford, left, of Sifford Pontiac-GMC in Bogota, N.J., receives a 25-year award from Patrick Botsford, General Motors market area manager.

    30 with Toyota

    Paul Sansone Sr., left, of Route 1 Toyota in Avenel, N.J., receives a 30-year award from David Fleming, Toyota New York general manager.

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