57 dealers nominated for Time magazine award
2013 Dealer of the Year will be announced today from 4 finalists
Fifty-seven auto dealers have been nominated by automotive trade associations for the 2013 Time Dealer of the Year award. The nominees were announced by Time magazine and Ally Financial, this year's sponsor.
The program honors franchised new-vehicle dealers for exceptional performance in their dealerships and distinguished community service.
A panel of faculty members from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan selects four finalists and then the award winner.
The award is presented by Time and the National Automobile Dealers Association.
The 2013 award winner will be announced today at the convention.
Here are the nominees:
Jim Addis of Lake City Ford in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho
Michael Alford of Marine Chevrolet-Cadillac in Jacksonville, N.C.
Ernesto Ancira Jr. of Ancira Auto Group in San Antonio
Barbara Moses Atkins of Moses Honda-Volkswagen in Huntington, W.Va.
Bal Ballentine of George Ballentine Ford-Lincoln-Toyota in Greenwood, S.C.
Mike Basil of Basil Toyota in Lockport, N.Y.
Wayne Bentley of Howard Bentley Buick-GMC in Albertville, Ala.
Michael Joe Cannon of Cannon Motors in Oxford, Miss.
Dominick Carbone of Don's Ford in Utica, N.Y.
Ray Ciccolo of Boston Volvo Village in Boston
Jay Cimino of Phil Long Ford of Denver in Denver
Marc Cutter of Cutter Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram in Honolulu
Frank DeLuca of DeLuca Toyota in Ocala, Fla.
Rich Diver of Diver Chevrolet in Wilmington, Del.
Gary Dan Futrell of York Gary Autoplex in Nashville, Ark.
Edward Garcia of Garcia Infiniti in Albuquerque, N.M.
Jack Hebert of All Star Buick-GMC Truck in Sulphur, La.
Mike Herzog of Herzog Meier Auto Center in Beaverton, Ore.
Robert Hoehn of Hoehn Motors in Carlsbad, Calif.
Peter Hoffman of Sierra Autocars in Monrovia, Calif.
Mindy Holman of Holman Ford-Lincoln in Maple Shade, N.J.
Jerry Holz of Holz Motors in Hales Corners, Wis.
Mike Iemma of Park Ford in Tallmadge, Ohio
Lynn Kimmel of Lockhart Cadillac Fishers in Fishers, Ind.
Jay L'Archevesque of Elmwood Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram in East Providence, R.I.
Don Luke of Bill Luke Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram in Phoenix
Michael MacDonald of Bountiful Mazda in Bountiful, Utah
Mike Mangold of Mangold Ford in Eureka, Ill.
Sam Mansker of Olathe Ford-Lincoln in Olathe, Kan.
Bill McCurley of McCurley Integrity Dealerships in Pasco, Wash.
John McEleney of McEleney Chevrolet-Buick-GMC-Toyota in Clinton, Iowa
Mark Mitchell of Mitchell Auto Group in Simsbury, Conn.
Dan Mullins of Dan Mullins Nissan in Lawton, Okla.
Ray Mungenast of Mungenast Lexus of St. Louis in Manchester, Mo.
Rick Niello of Niello Co. in Sacramento, Calif.
Bryan O'Reilly of O'Reilly Buick-GMC in Newtown Square, Pa.
Gary Papik of Papik Motors in Luverne, Minn.
Ronald Parks of Parks Ford of Wesley Chapel in Wesley Chapel, Fla.
Richard Patterson of Toyota of Bowie in Bowie, Md.
Bill Perkins of Merollis Chevrolet Sales and Service in Eastpointe, Mich.
Bob Ruwart of Bob Ruwart Motors in Wheatland, Wyo.
Marty Rypkema of Dodge Town in Rapid City, S.D.
Ralph Shaheen of Shaheen Chevrolet in Lansing, Mich.
Brent Smith of Ray Smith Chevrolet-Buick in Camden, Tenn.
Bill Summers of Bill Summers Ford in North Platte, Neb.
Michael Suttle III of Suttle Motor Corp. in Newport News, Va.
Dick Swope of Sam Swope Honda World in Louisville, Ky.
Justin Theel of Cedric Theel Toyota-Scion in Bismarck, N.D.
Nick Toomey of Rallye BMW in Westbury, N.Y.
Carolynn Berardi Towbin of Towbin Dodge in Henderson, Nev.
Karl Tyler of Karl Tyler Chevrolet in Missoula, Mont.
Fernando Varela of All Star Ford in Palestine, Texas
Valery Voyles of Ed Voyles Chrysler in Marietta, Ga.
Sam Weaver of Chevy Chase Acura-Nissan in Bethesda, Md.
Bill Weiss of Crest Auto World in North Conway, N.H.
Alan Wildstein of Alan Jay Chev-rolet-Buick-GMC-Cadillac in Sebring, Fla.
Jerry York of York's of Houlton in Houlton, Maine