-- Gunn Automotive Group in San Antonio announced two promotions. Phil Kandera was promoted to general manager of Gunn Buick-GMC. He had been general sales manager at Gunn Nissan. Vince Brown was named general sales manager at the Nissan store. He had been responsible for managing the sales department.
-- Hoffman Auto Group in East Hartford, Conn., named Sunil Prakash general manager at Hoffman Audi and Hoffman Porsche in East Hartford. Before joining Hoffman, Prakash was general manager of Holler Classic Audi in Orlando.
45 with Nissan
Paul Jaremko, right, of Jaremko Nissan in Spokane, Wash., receives a 45-year award for Nissan from Chad Nelson, dealer operations manager in Nissan North America's West region.
35 with Mazda
Erik Cooley, left, of Cooley Mazda in Rensselaer, N.Y., receives a 35-year award for Mazda from Peter Donnelly, Mazda North American Operations' Northeast regional general manager
35 with Mazda
Larry Schreiber, left, and Craig Schreiber of Northtown Mazda in Amherst, N.Y., received a 35-year award for Mazda from Mazda North American Operations.
Steve Sorensen, left, and Steve Schade of Sorensen Schade Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram in Lake Wales, Fla., received a 25-year award for Chrysler and Dodge from Chrysler Group's Southeast Business Center. Sorensen is president; Schade is vice president.
25 with Ford
Jeanne Safro of Jack Safro Fordn in Oconomowoc, Wis., receives a 25-year award for Ford from Eric Cin, Ford Motor Co.'s Chicago regional sales manager.
25 with Toyota
Mike Mitchell Sr., right, of Mitchell Toyota-Kia in San Angelo, Texas, receives a 25-year award for Toyota from Marty Collins, president of Gulf States Toyota.
Houston dealers elect officers
The members of the Houston Automobile Dealers Association elected officers. Pictured, from left, are Wyatt Wainwright, the association's president; Mike Smith of Russell & Smith Auto Group, immediate past chairman; Mac DeLaup of John Eagle Honda, chairman-elect; Joe Chastang of Chastang Ford, chairman; Chris Poulos of West Point Buick-GMC-Lincoln, vice chairman; and Virgil Skinner of Fort Bend Kia, secretary-treasurer. All the dealerships are in Houston except Ford Bend Kia, which is in Rosenberg, Texas.