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3 newcomers among 5 dealers elected to CATA board of directors

November 11, 2010
Results announced at successful premiere EXPO

An enthusiastic crowd of dealers and their managers showed up June 17 for the inaugural CATA Dealer Meeting & EXPO, and they liked what they saw: 40 allied members explaining their products and services, and five educational seminars repeated throughout the day.

At the luncheon, held under a big tent, results of this month’s balloting for the CATA board of directors showed two incumbents and three newcomers won election to three-year terms. Mike Ettleson, the board vice chairman, was elected to his third and final term, and Dennis Bauer won a second term.

Other election winners were Tony Guido (Arlington Heights Ford), John Hennessy (River Oaks Ford in Calumet City and River View Ford in Oswego), and Ray Scarpelli Jr. (Ray Chevrolet-Suzuki in Fox Lake).

Kevin Mize, whose term as board chairman concluded after the EXPO, spoke positively of new member benefits like the EXPO, which provided dealers one-stop shopping to see ways the allied members can help save them time and money.

Mize also mentioned the first-ever CATA Town Hall Meeting on July 21, which will give dealers and Illinois legislators a chance to interact; and new relationships with Utility Management Group and Sprint that can save dealers money on energy bills and mobile telephones, respectively.