Tim Doran, president of the Ohio Automobile Dealers Association, was elected chairman of the Automotive Trade Association Executives. ATAE represents the leaders of 114 state and metropolitan dealer associations in the United States and Canada. The other officers are Bill Wolters, president of the Texas Automobile Dealers Association, vice chairman; Steve Smith, president of the Silicon Valley (Calif.) Auto Dealers Association, secretary/treasurer; and Kevin Mazzucola, executive director of the Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia, immediate past chairman.
Bobbie Harper, left, and Kelly Harper of Bob Harper Ford-Mercury in Vienna, Ill., received a 25-year award for Ford from Ford Motor Co. Bobbie Harper is president; Kelly Harper is vice president.
Tom Zimbrick, left, of Zimbrick Honda in Madison, Wis., receives a 35-year award for Honda from Tom Bice, American Honda Motor Co. district sales manager.
Members of the Pennsylvania Automotive Association elected officers. Seated, from left, are John Giambalvo of Jack Giambalvo Motor Co. in York, secretary; Fred Savage of Savage Automotive Group in Sinking Spring, chairman; Allan Jennings Jr. of Jennings Chevrolet-Cadillac in Chambersburg, vice chairman; and Gregg Semel of Billco Motors in Wexford, treasurer. Standing is Michael Smith of Laurel Auto Group in Johnstown, immediate past chairman. J. Paul McMillen is the association's president.
Ed Fellers and Julie Fellers of Fellers Chevrolet in Altavista, Va., received a 25-year award for Chevrolet from General Motors.
Thomas D'Addario, left, of Mario D'Addario Nissan in Shelton, Conn., received a 25-year award for Nissan from Chad Filiault, dealer operations manager in Nissan North America's Northeast region.
Ham Hamilton, right, of Hamilton Buick-Pontiac-GMC in Irwin, Pa., receives a 50-year award for Pontiac from Carl Jones, Northeast regional zone manager for Buick-Pontiac-GMC.