PICTURED ABOVE: Henry Heafner of Heafner Motors in Batesville, Miss., receives a 50-year award for the Chrysler brand. Pictured, from left, are Shannon Carr, director of the FCA US Southwest Business Center; Henry Heafner, dealer; and Keith Heafner, general manager.
Members of the Brown family receive a 50-year award for Ford at Brown’s Sales & Leasing in Guttenberg, Iowa. Pictured, from left, are David Brown III, Forest Brown, David Brown Jr. and Heidi Shaffer, Ford Motor Co.’s Chicago regional manager.
Ford Motor Co. has honored six auto dealers for dedication to their communities. Ford's Salute to Dealers, conducted under the guidance of Edsel Ford II, a member of Ford's board, was established in 2001. This year's honorees are:
- Andre Rafael Borromeo of Ford Tacloban in Tacloban City, Philippines
- Robert Elder of Elder Ford of Tampa in Tampa, Fla.
- Nas Khan of Jennings Ford Middlesbrough in Middlesbrough, England
- Ronald Kody of Richmond Ford-Lincoln in Richmond, Va.
- Gary Uftring of Uftring Ford in East Peoria, Ill.
- Miguel Zapata of Ford Zapata in Tlalnepantla, Mexico
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