David Barsotti, center, owner of Mercedes-Benz of San Francisco, receives a 50-year award for Mercedes from Bob Woerner, left, Mercedes-Benz USA's Western regional general manager. At right is Ash Zaki, the store's general manager.
Kam Firoozie, right, of Westcott Mazda in National City, Calif., receives a 40-year award for Mazda from Jim O'Sullivan, CEO of Mazda North American Operations.
The Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers' Association announced new officers. Pictured, from left, are Lou Vitantonio, president; Brian O'Donnell of Valley Automotive Group in Cleveland, 2012 auto show chairman; Colin MacLean of Elyria Hyundai in Elyria, Ohio, second vice chairman; Dan Sanders of Progressive Auto Group in Massillon, chairman; Chuck Gile of Motorcars Honda and Motorcars Toyota in Cleveland Heights, treasurer; and Ed Babcock of Junction Auto Sales in Chardon, first vice chairman.
Jerry Maizlish, left, founder and partner, and David Norris Cook, dealer principal, of Norris Acura in Ellicott City, Md., received a 25-year award for Acura from American Honda Motor Co.
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Mike Pallotta, left, of Pallotta Ford-Lincoln in Wooster, Ohio, receives a 25-year award for Ford from John Schuldt, Ford Motor Co.'s Pittsburgh regional sales manager.
Wayne Perry, left, of Performance Chevrolet in Elizabeth City, N.C., receives a 25-year award for Chevrolet from Tom Saltarelli, Chevrolet zone manager in General Motors' Southeast region.
Jim Stirling, right, of Stirling Honda in Longview, Wash., receives a 30-year award for Honda from John Mendel, American Honda Motor Co.'s executive vice president.
Dick Yemm and Rick Yemm of Yemm Chevrolet in Galesburg, Ill., receive a 50-year award for Chevrolet. Pictured, from left, are Ronald Wigfall, Chevrolet's Davenport, Iowa, district sales manager; Luke May, Chevrolet's Des Moines zone manager; Dick Yemm; and Rick Yemm.
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