Citizenship The employees of David Wilson Automotive Group in Orange, Calif., presented David Wilson, the president, with a check for $255,000 to be donated to charities in Orange County, including Orangewood Children's Foundation, Olive Crest, Lakers Youth Foundation, United Cerebral Palsy and the American Cancer Society. David Wilson Automotive Group ranks No. 13 on the Automotive News list of the top 125 dealership groups in the United States with retail sales of 42,214 new vehicles in 2006.
Transitions David Sweeney of Sweeney Buick-Pontiac-GMC in Youngstown, Ohio, was re-elected president of the board of trustees of the Automobile Dealers Association of Eastern Ohio. Also re-elected were Terry Poulton of Columbiana Ford in Columbiana, vice president; and Russ Banks of R.D. Banks Chevrolet in Champion, treasurer.
50 with Ford
Mario Luther, left, of Luther Ford-Lincoln-Mercury in Homer City, Pa., receives a 50-year award for Ford from John Schuldt, Ford division's Pittsburgh regional sales manager.
Gary Ryan, left, of Valley Ford-Lincoln-Mercury in Hanford, Calif., receives a 25-year award for all three franchises from Patrick Sheehan, Ford-Lincoln-Mercury California regional market representation manager.