Brent Berge of Desert Toyota of Tucson in Tucson, Ariz., received a 35-year award for Toyota from Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A.
Patrick Phinney of Phinney’s Chevrolet in Clayton, N.Y., receives a 25-year award for Chevrolet from Christine Wright, General Motors’ Northeast region district sales manager.
Ernesto Ancira, right, of Ancira Motor Co. in San Antonio receives a 25-year award for Jeep from Michael Milad, director of Chrysler LLC’s Southwest Business Center.
Jim Lewis, left, of Lewis Toyota of Dodge City in Dodge City, Kan., receives a 30-year award for Toyota from Rich Simonetti, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A.’s Kansas City regional general manager.
Sam Stevens, right, of Sam Stevens Motors (Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep) in Amory, Miss., receives a 25-year award for Chrysler and Dodge
from Scott Summers, dealer operations manager at Chrysler LLC’s Southwest Business Center.
The Butman family of Gene Butman Ford Sales in Ypsilanti, Mich., receives a 50-year award for Ford. Pictured, from left, are Nick Butman, son of the dealer; Randy Stewart, Ford Motor Co.’s Detroit regional manager; Ken Butman, the dealer; and Margaret Butman, wife of the founder.
Kjell Bergh of Borton Volvo in Minneapolis receives a 50-year award for Volvo. Pictured, from left, are Pat Sutter, the dealership’s general manager; Bergh; Jeff Pugliese, Volvo Cars of North America’s central region vice president;
and Jeremy Meyer, Volvo Cars’ central west market manager.
The Detroit Auto Dealers Association has elected officers. Pictured, from left, are Douglass Fox of Ann Arbor Automotive (Acura-Hyundai-Kia-Mitsubishi-Nissan) in Ann Arbor, Mich., president; Barron Meade of Meade Group (Dodge-Lexus) in Utica, Mich., vice president; Rod Alberts, the association’s executive vice president; and William Perkins of Bill Perkins Automotive Group of Ann Arbor (Chevrolet-Pontiac-Buick-GMC) in Ann Arbor, treasurer-secretary.