Time Magazine's National Dealer of the Year to be Announced at NADA Convention in Orlando

Published December 29, 2009

NEW YORK (Dec. 29, 2009) - Forty-five new-car dealers from around the country have been nominated for the national Time Magazine Dealer of the Year Award. The award is presented by Time Magazine in partnership with Goodyear.

This is the 41st annual Time award recognizing dealers who exhibit exceptional business performance combined with distinguished community service.

It will be presented during the opening session of the NADA Convention & Expo in Orlando on Saturday, Feb 13. A panel of faculty members from the University of Michigan's Graduate School of Business Administration will select the winner. The nominees are:

  • G. Wayne Gargus of Courtesy Buick GMC Truck, Inc. in Birmingham, Ala.
  • Scott Wood of Stanley Wood Chevrolet Pontiac Co. and Scott Wood Chevrolet Dodge Jeep in Batesville, Ark.
  • John Ball of Ball Automotive Group in National City, Calif. Henry Hansel of Hansel Ford Lincoln-Mercury in Santa Rosa, Calif.
  • Jack Terhar of Sill-Terhar Motors Inc. in Broomfield, Colo.
  • Larry Giacchino of Carman Chrysler Jeep Dodge in New Castle, Del.
  • Larry C. Morgan of Toyota of Tampa Bay in Tampa, Fla.
  • Pat Hoban of Capitol City Nissan in Chamblee, Ga.
  • Ronald Hansen of King Windward Nissan in Kaneohe, Hawaii
  • Paul Stueland of Stueland Auto Center, Inc. in Tipton, Iowa
  • Jim Hansen of Kim Hansen Chevrolet in Burley, Idaho
  • Phillip H. Resnick of Schaumburg Toyota in Schaumburg, Ill.
  • Jeff Longbine of Longbine Auto Plaza Inc. in Emporia, Kan.
  • Joe Goodman III of Goodman Chevrolet Cadillac Nissan Inc. in Glasgow, Ky.
  • Mike Harper of Harper Motors, Inc. in Minden, La.
  • Rick Mastria of Mastria Buick Pontiac GMC Cadillac, Co. Inc. in Raynham, Mass.
  • Andrew Dixon of Ken Dixon Honda in Waldorf, Md.
  • John Emerson of Emerson Chevrolet in Auburn, Maine
  • Frank Audette of Audette Cadillac in West Bloomfield, Mich.
  • Thomas Thelen of Thelen Chrysler Jeep Dodge Kia Sprinter in Bay City, Mich.
  • Lee Carlson of Main Motor Sales Co. Inc. in Anoka, Minn.
  • Steven Reuther of Reuther Ford, Inc. in Arnold, Mo.
  • Homer Skelton of Homer Skelton Ford in Olive Branch, Miss.
  • E.G. Leipheimer IV of Discovery Buick GMC in Anaconda, Mont.
  • Mat Raymond of Sanders Ford, Inc. in Jacksonville, N.C.
  • Kathleen Gaddie of Ryan Chevrolet in Minot, N.D.
  • Gary Schultz of Platte Valley Auto Mart, Inc. in Lexington, Neb
  • Richard Lovering of Lovering Volvo of Concord in Concord, N.H.
  • Ed Rossi of Rossi Chevrolet Buick GMC in Washington, N.J.
  • Eddie Corley Jr. of Corley's Lincoln Mercury Volvo in Albuquerque, N.M.
  • Paul Mullane of Mullane Motors, Inc. in Lockport, N.Y.
  • Juliana Terian Gilbert of The Rallye Group in Westbury, N.Y.
  • Kirt Frye of Sunnyside Toyota in North Olmsted, Ohio
  • Greg Rasmussen of Don Rasmussen Company in Portland, Ore.
  • John Giambalvo of Jack Giambalvo Motor Co., Inc. in York, Pa.
  • Robert Tasca, Jr. of Tasca Automotive Group in Cranston, R.I.
  • Hank Sitton of Sitton Buick Pontiac GMC Saab in Greenville, S.C.
  • John Deniger of Prostrollo Motor Sales in Huron, S.D.
  • C. Edward Roberts of Roberts Toyota in Columbia, Tenn.
  • Mark Daniels of Greenville Chrysler in Greenville, Texas
  • Michael R.Hale of Mike Hale Acura in Murray, Utah
  • Jack Taylor of Alexandria Toyota in Alexandria, Va.
  • Dan Wilder of Wilder Toyota in Port Angeles, Wash.
  • Ronald Boldt of Pioneer Ford Mercury in Platteville, Wis.
  • Phil Schmidt of Greiner/Schmidt Motor Co., Inc. and
  • Greiner Ford Lincoln Mercury in Casper, Wyo.

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