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2 area dealers win Northwood education award

November 23, 2010
The presidents of Hawk Lincoln Mercury in Oak Lawn and Village Pontiac- GMC in Naperville have been named winners of a Northwood University award for noteworthy contributions to education. Oak Lawn dealer Tom Hawkes and Naperville dealer Bob Van Iten will be given the Northwood University Dealer Education Award on Feb. 1 at the National Automobile Dealers Association convention in Las Vegas. The university has for more than 40 years recognized those in the retail automobile industry for making noteworthy contributions to education, public or private, on any level, inside or outside of the industry. Winners of the award, said Northwood University President David Fry, "are people of stature. "The award is recognition of substantial dedication over a number of years to the educational process and the field of automotive marketing."