Walter Leipuner opened Cherokee Daewoo in Johnson City, Tenn. He also owns Cherokee Buick-Pontiac-Oldsmobile-GMC Truck LLC in Rogersville, Tenn.
John Rice of Rice Motor Co. (Oldsmobile-Pontiac-Cadillac-GMC-Chevrolet-Buick) in Carmi, Ill., received a 25-year award from GMC.
The members of the Maryland New Car & Truck Dealers Association elected officers. They are: Peter Kitzmiller, president; Joe Aiello of JBA Chevrolet in Glen Burnie, secretary/treasurer; Chuck Boyle of Boyle Buick of Bel Air, chairman; and Vincent Trasatti of East West Lincoln-Mercury in Landover Hills, vice chairman.