Mike Dever, right, of Toyota Direct in Columbus, Ohio, receives a 25-year award for Toyota from George Christoff, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A.'s Cincinnati regional general manager.
William Walker Sr. of Walker Chevrolet-Oldsmobile in Franklin, Tenn., receives a 50-year award for Chevrolet. He also received an award for 50 years with General Motors Acceptance Corp. Pictured, from left, are William Walker Jr.; Tony Napoleon, GM's Nashville, Tenn., zone manager; William Walker Sr.; Tammy Linkfield, GMAC Nashville sales purchase branch manager; Troy Brown, GM Service and Parts Operations parts manager; and David Townsend, GM's Nashville sales manager.
Robert Saks Mechigian, left, of Bob Saks Dodge in Farmington Hills, Mich., receives a 25-year award for Dodge from Steven Landry, who was then vice president of DaimlerChrysler's Great Lakes Business Center. Landry now is CEO of DaimlerChrysler Canada.
Gary Simmons, left, and Jack Simmons of Simmons Nissan in Mount Airy, N.C., received a 35-year award for Nissan from Nissan North America.
Neal Vaessen of Vaessen Bros. Chevrolet in Sublette, Ill., receives a 25-year award for Chevrolet from Erica Guernsy, General Motors' area sales manager.
Jim Lynch, left, of Jim Lynch Toyota in Hazelwood, Mo., receives a 25-year award for Toyota from Rich Simonetti, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A.'s Kansas City regional general manager.
The members of the Greater Cincinnati Automobile Dealers Association have elected officers. Pictured, from left, are Ace Ammann, executive vice president; John Betagole of Superior Automotive Group, president; Tim Marsh of Northland Volkswagen, immediate past president; Kim Borcherding of Borcherding Enterprises, vice president/president elect; and Mike Molzberger of Saturn of Kings Automall, secretary/treasurer. All the dealerships are in Cincinnati.
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Fredrick Johnson, center, president of Pingrey Motor Co. in Selah, Wash., receives a 50-year award for Ford from Larry Gregerson, left, Ford Division Seattle district sales manager. Ron Deatherage, right, is vice president and general manager.
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