Robert Maguire, a Borden-town, N.J., dealer who has been the New Jersey director for the National Automobile Dealers Association for 13 years, last week was elected vice chairman of the NADA board.
That means Maguire, 62, is in line to succeed Harold Wells as chairman in 2001.
As expected, Wells, the current vice chairman, was elected NADA chairman for the year 2000 at the NADA board meeting last week in Pebble Beach, Calif. Wells, 67, is president of Wells Automotive Inc. in Whiteville, N.C.
'I am deeply honored by the trust my fellow dealers have placed in me,' Maguire said.
Maguire, president of Saturn of Bordentown, Saturn of Toms River and Bob Maguire Chevrolet Inc., also is one of the largest General Motors parts wholesalers in the country.
He has held other leadership positions, including chairman of the board of the New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers, chairman of the GM Parts Car and Truck Dealers Advisory Council, vice chairman of the Chevrolet Dealer Council, and president
of the Philadelphia Five-Star Chevrolet/Geo Advertising and Marketing Association.
The board also elected the following officers for 2000:
Secretary: Donald Charbonneau, president of Charbonneau Buick Pontiac GMC Truck Inc. in Dickinson, N.D.
Treasurer: Pete Greiner, president of Greiner Ford in Casper, Wyo.
Northeast regional vice chairman: Anthony Castriota, president and owner of Castriota Chevrolet Inc., in Pittsburgh.
Southern regional vice chairman: Jack Kain, owner of Jack Kain Ford Inc., in Versailles, Ky.
The new officers assume their positions on Jan. 24 during the NADA convention in Orlando, Fla.