Qvale Auto Group of San Francisco purchased Silicon Valley Auto Group in Los Gatos, Calif., and acquired its Aston Martin, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Lotus and Rolls-Royce franchises.
The new name of the Los Gatos dealership is Los Gatos Luxury Cars.
Qvale Auto Group owns British Motor Car Distributors (Jaguar-Land Rover-Bentley-Lamborghini-Lotus) in San Francisco and several other dealerships in the Bay Area.
David Sloan has succeeded Jerry Cizek as president of the Chicago Automobile Trade Association.
Cizek, 63, who joined CATA in 1973 as a field representative, is retiring. He will stay through June to help with the transition.
Sloan, 45, was the dealer group's executive vice president. CATA recruited him from Golin Harris Communications in 1993. Before that, he worked in public relations at General Motors.
Jerry Cox, a salesman at Dean Sellers Ford in Troy, Mich., was honored by Ford Motor Co. for selling Fords for 40 years.