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Auffenberg is new Illinois NADA director; Metro Chicago also voting

November 11, 2010

Downstate dealer Jamie Auffenberg has been elected to serve as NADA director representing dealers in most Illinois counties. He will serve until February 2012, to complete the term of his predecessor, Rick Gregg, whose Joliet dealership closed in March.

Auffenberg, president of the Auffenberg Dealer Group of Illinois, near St. Louis, represents dealers in 99 of Illinois’s 102 counties. A Metro Chicago NADA director represents dealers in Cook, Lake and DuPage Counties.

The latter position also is undergoing change. Dealers in those three counties have until July 16 to postmark a ballot to elect either Rob Paddor, principal of Evanston Subaru in Skokie, or Mark Scarpelli, who owns Raymond Chevrolet-Kia in Antioch.

The winner will succeed Ray Scarpelli Sr., who has held the post since 2003. Mark Scarpelli or Paddor will take office for a three-year term that begins in February 2011.

Mark Scarpelli last month completed a nine-year tenure on the CATA board of directors, where he rose to chairman. As a CATA director, Scarpelli lobbied in Springfield on legislation affecting dealers and other small businesses. He also has been a director for the Better Business Bureau since 2001.

Paddor, who has been in dealerships since 1977, is a member of the Chicago Metro Subaru Dealer Advisory Board. He previously held positions with the Nissan Chicago Advertising Committee and Hyundai’s Chicago Advertising Committee.

Auffenberg holds franchises with seven manufacturers: Ford, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan and Volkswagen. His stores are in O’Fallon and Belleville.