40 Under 40
 

Here's how we chose the 40

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Several hundred candidates for our 40 Under 40 list of up-and-comers in automotive retailing were nominated by colleagues, bosses or themselves.
Most of the nominees then supplied information about their careers so they could be considered for Automotive News' inaugural 40 Under 40 list.
Automotive News editors reviewed the information and called references to learn more about the candidates. We also asked candidates to provide proof of age.
We don't presume that these 40 high achievers are the absolute tops in their age bracket. But they are definitely standouts in an industry with many, many high achievers.
We congratulate them and think you will enjoy reading about them.

Families, public groups make 1st generation dealers rare

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 16, 2012
If your last name isn't already on the sign in front of a car dealership, getting it there has become a tough goal to achieve. That's not to say that starting and overseeing a multimillion-dollar business was ever easy, but first-generation dealers are an increasingly rare breed.... Read More »

The dealer's kid has to learn and earn respect

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 16, 2012
When the youthful son or daughter of the dealership owner takes over the family store, it isn't always a smooth transition. Though it may seem that they are born into privilege, the children of dealership owners interviewed by Automotive News for this 40 Under 40 special section give compelling accounts of how they learned and earned their place in the family business.... Read More »
40 Under 40, 2012
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Angela Falzon

Age: 25, business manager, Signature Ford of Perry, Perry, Mich.
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Adam Parks

Age: 29, president, Parks Chevrolet and Parks Mazda, Kernersville and High Point, N.C.
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Alison Spitzer

Age: 32, vice president, Spitzer Management, Elyria, Ohio
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Brian Kramer

Age: 35, general manager, Lexus of Clearwater -- AutoNation, Clearwater, Fla.
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Brendan Downey

Age: 35, parts manager, BMW of Freehold, Freehold, N.J.
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Brad Scott

Age: 33, general manager, Scott Volkswagen Inc., East Providence, R.I.
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Bobby Gery

Age: 35, finance manager, Priority Toyota, Chesapeake, Va.
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Chadwick Martin

Age: 27, president, Martin Automotive Group, Bowling Green, Ky.
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Dodge Earnhardt

Age: 32, officer, Earnhardt Auto Centers, Chandler, Ariz.
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Daniel C. Toomey

Age: 31, general manager, Advantage Hyundai, Hicksville, N.Y.
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Fred Emich IV

Age: 31, managing partner, general manager, Emich Volkswagon, Denver
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Hooman Nissani

Age: 33, president, Hooman Automotive Group (Toyota-Nissan), Long Beach, Calif.
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Hieu Thanh Vo

Age: 31, senior sales manager, JM Lexus, Margate, Fla.
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J.R. Toothman III

Age: 39, general manager, Toothman Ford Sales Inc., Grafton, W.Va.
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John Altman

Age: 35, COO, Beyer Auto Group, Falls Church, Va.
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Jeff Lupient

Age: 33, dealer principal, Jim Lupient Infiniti and Lupient Nissan, Golden Valley, Minn.
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Jason Hachmeister

Age: 39, co-owner, Sterling Chevrolet, Sterling, Ill.
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Jason Brickl

Age: 39, CEO, Ballweg Family of Dealerships, Middleton, Wis.
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Jamie Darvish

Age: 37, vice president, Darcars Automotive Group, Silver Springs, Md.
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Jamaal McCoy

Age: 35, general manager, Findlay Chevrolet, Las Vegas
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Matthew Buchanan

Age: 27, president, Buchanan Automotive Group, Sarasota, Fla.
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Michael Morais

Age: 39, COO, Open Road Auto Group, Bridgewater, N.J.
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Matthew C. Haiken

Age: 29, dealer principal, Prestige Imports Inc., East Hanover, N.J.
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Matt Browning

Age: 33, general manager, Cerritos Acura, Cerritos, Calif.
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Mark Mason Jr.

Age: 29, general manager, Lugoff Ford, Lugoff, S.C.
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Nick Tallman

Age: 32, CFO, White Family Cos. Inc., Dayton, Ohio (19 dealerships in Ohio, Wyoming and South Dakota)
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Nicholas Parks

Age: 33, general manager, South Dallas Hyundai, Dallas, Texas
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Philip Brooker

Age: 35, general manager, Fremont Motor Scottsbluff, Scottsbluff, Neb.
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Peter Catanese III

Age: 32, parts Internet manager, Central Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram, Norwood, Mass.
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Patrick Southward

Age: 30, co-sales manager, Gorno Ford, Woodhaven, Mich.
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Ricky Wood

Age: 34, general manager, Faulkner BMW, Lancaster, Pa.
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Raymond Herrera

Age: 37, general manager, Acura of Riverside, Riverside, Calif.
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Steven Myers

Age: 37, finance manager, Orange Motors, Albany, N.Y.
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Steve Ladrido

Age: 29, sales manager, Duval Mazda, Jacksonville, Fla.
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Shep Nelson

Age: 31, general sales manager, Nick Alexander Imports, Los Angeles
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Shannon Harper

Age: 27, vice president, Harper Auto Square, Knoxville, Tenn.
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Scott Simons

Age: 39, general manager, Valley Honda, Staunton, Va.
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Scott Lee

Age: 35, general manager, Lee Buick-GMC, Crestview, Fla.
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Todd Bondy

Age: 39, general manager and shareholder, Murray Motor Imports, Denver
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Tatiana Dyer

Age: 27, dealer principal, Dyer Chevrolet and Dyer Mazda-Subaru, Vero Beach, Fla.
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