Charles Walton, president of the New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers for 18 years, will step down Nov. 1. He will be succeeded by James Appleton, currently managing partner of Public Strategies/Impact, a government relations consulting firm. The coalition is the state dealer association.
Mark Jacobson of Jay Pontiac has broken ground on a new facility in Bedford, Ohio. The groundbreaking coincides with the dealership's 40th anniversary.
Brooks Hanna Ford in Butte, Mont., and Don Mealey Chevrolet in Orlando, Fla., have named Jim Mudd and Associates of Cedar Falls, Iowa, as their agency.