Used-Car Champ Northern California's Roseville Toyota was Toyota's top certified used-car seller for the third year in a row. Toyota's Used Vehicle Oper-ations Manager Guillermo Hysaw (left) and Regional General Manager Jim Lenz (right) celebrate with Roseville President John L. Sullivan.
Volume Champ Stevens Creek Toyota in the Silicon Valley was Toyota's leading sales volume dealership in Northern California. Dealer principals Harold (left) and Stephen Cornelius (right) flank Regional General Manager Jim Lenz.
Mitsubishi Adds New Hampshire Dealership Blake Mitsubishi of North Hampton, NH, has joined the ranks of Mitsubishi Motors' authorized dealerships.
"Our team of sales and service representatives at Blake Mitsubishi is ready to meet the needs of customers throughout the New Hampshire Seacoast area," says fealer Brian Blake.
BMW Breaks Ground on Another Parts Center BMW of North America has broken ground on its third regional parts distribution center, this one in Senatobia, MS.
The 200,000-sq.-ft. facility, designed to grow with BMW, will have the capacity to stock inventory for 75,000 different parts numbers and will employ up to 75 people from the neighboring area.
BMW has two other centers.
The Keys, Please Galpin Ford owner Bert Boeckmann hands the keys of a new Mustang to Russ Mukai, automotive technology instructor at North Hollywood High School. Galpin Ford and Ford Motor Co. donated the vehicle to the school. Some 180 students in Mr. Mukai's classes will study the vehicle's various systems.
Cobalt Opens Office in Austin, TX Seattle-based Cobalt Group recently announced that it will open an office in Austin, TX, to expand its product development capabilities and geographic presence outside of the Pacific Northwest.
The Austin office is the first of what Cobalt expects to be a series of expansion efforts. Cobalt's director of product development, Ron Harter, will lead the Austin office.
ADT Auctions Promotes Managers Three ADT Automotive auctions have new general managers.
Jim Elliott, who began working with ADT in 1992 as reconditioning manager at the Nashville Auto Action, has been named general manager of the Detroit Auto Auction. Since 1996, he has been operations manager and then assistant general manager of operations at the Nashville facility.
Grand Rapids, MI, native Pasco Drilling has been named assistant general manager of the Detroit Auto Auction.
John Paschack has been named general manager of ADT's Dealers Auto Auction of Sanford. Previously, he worked in consignment sales, was a sales manager, general sales manager and assistant general manager in the ADT system.
He takes over the Sanford operation from Maria Howden who becomes assistant general manager of the Lauderdale-Miami Auto Auction