Nine dealers will be honored by Ford Motor Co. on Feb. 10 at its Salute to Dealers reception at the National Automobile Dealers Association convention in Orlando, Fla. Dealers are recognized for their commitment to their communities.
The judging panel, which included Edsel Ford II, a member of the Ford Motor board, and Keith Crain, publisher and editor-in-chief of Automotive News, selected the winners from 62 nominations and 30 states. The nominations were made by Ford regional managers, who oversee more than 6,000 of the automaker's franchises.
The 2006 winners:
Bob McDorman of Bob McDorman Chevrolet in Canal Winchester, Ohio, celebrates 40 years with Chevrolet.
35 with Toyota
David Hoselton, left, of Hoselton Toyota in East Rochester, N.Y., receives a 35-year award for Toyota from Ed Laukes, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A.'s New York region general manager.
30 with Mazda
Paul Duncan, right, of Duncan Mazda in Blacksburg, Va., receives a 30-year award for Mazda from Bill Cusatis, Mazda North America Operations' Southeast regional sales manager.
John Sanderson, right, of Sanderson Chevrolet-Oldsmobile in Whitewater, Wis., receives a 25-year award for Chevrolet from Scott Mueller, General Motors' Madison, Wis.,zone manager. Sanderson also received a 25-year award for Oldsmobile.
25 with Chrysler
Robert Lanphere Jr., left, of Beaverton Chrysler in Beaverton, Ore., receives a 25-year award for Chrysler from Jim Young, vice president of DaimlerChrysler's West business center.
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