Chicago Automobile Trade Association

California dealer to lead AIADA

April 8, 2016
The American International Automobile Dealers Association on April 3 announced El Cajon, Calif., auto dealer Greg Kaminsky as its 2016 chairman. 
Kaminsky assumed the position in February but was recognized at the AIADA’s 46th annual meeting and luncheon, in Las Vegas.
"Organizations like the AIADA bring dealers together and foster a sense of community that truly benefits us all. I’m proud to be part of it, and I am committed to leaving it in even better shape than I found it," said Kaminsky.
Kaminsky operates Toyota and Honda franchises. A member of the AIADA board of directors for several years, he is an active member of the auto industry and was a 2014 finalist for the Time Dealer of the Year Award, which recognizes the country’s most successful auto dealers.
Founded in 1990, Toyota of El Cajon is that city’s first LEED-certified building. The dealership is the recipient of numerous awards, including Toyota’s President’s Cabinet Award, the President’s Award, the Toyota Board of Governors Award, and the Better Business Bureau Torch Award. It also supports multiple community organizations and causes, including the Navy Seal Family Foundation and the YMCA.
Other 2016 AIADA officers of the Board of Directors are Bradley Hoffman, immediate past chairman (East Hartford, Conn.); Paul Ritchie, chairman-elect (Hagerstown, Md.); and Lisa Wardell, secretary/treasurer (Bethesda, Md.).
Also during its annual meeting, the AIADA presented Charlottesville, Va., dealer H. Carter Myers III with the 2016 David F. Mungenast Sr. Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is named after the late AIADA chairman who was known throughout the auto retail industry for his commitment to his community and the industry. A third-generation dealer, Myers joined his family Ford dealership in 1965. Since then, he has grown the business into 12 franchises throughout central and western Virginia.
"H. Carter Myers III embodies the very best our industry has to offer. He has demonstrated a commitment to making a better workplace for his employees and giving back wherever possible to his community," said AIADA President Cody Lusk. "I’m pleased to present him with this year’s award because I believe he is an example all dealers should emulate."


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