LJUBLJANA, Slovenia -- Jeff Boyd, a former auto dealer and dealership executive, died Aug. 19. He was 56. Boyd owned Jeff Boyd Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge in Fort Mill, S.C., from 1986 to 1997 and sold it to Sonic Automotive Group. From 1992 to 2001, he worked as general manager for Century Chevrolet-Nissan-Hyundai in Bloomington, Ill. He helped develop business strategies and managed operations for several stores across the U.S. Until his death, Boyd was the COO of Kia Motors Adria Group in Slovenia.