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November 15, 2010

Autobarn Volkswagen Countryside is among 24 dealers nationwide to take top honors in generationVW, Volkswagen’s dealership reward and recognition initiative for sales, parts and service, facilities and customer experience goals.

Team Audi in Merrillville, Ind., is one of 35 members of the 2008 Audi Magna Society, which the automaker notes as "the best of the best."

Top achievers in sales parts and service with Ford’s Employee Excellence (e2) Award include Mick Gilliland of Arlington Heights Ford; Jeff O’Brien and PeterPorzio of Currie Motors Frankfort; John Mazurek of Fair Oaks Ford (Naperville); Steve Vihnanek of Friendly Ford (Roselle); Thomas Conlin II and Brian Palmgrenof Gjovik Ford (Sandwich); Steve Papolio of Gregg Motor Sales (Joliet); Joseph Venditti and John Weaver of Hawk Ford of Oak Lawn; and Allan Jacobson and Bob Lee of Highland Park Ford-Lincoln-Mercury.

Also, Charles Benkiel and Margaret Montvid of Libertyville Lincoln-Mercury Sales; Kathy Richy of Napleton’s Auto Werks (Bourbonnais); Todd Budish of PackeyWebb Ford (Downers Grove); Richard Yang of Perillo Lincoln-Mercury (Chicago); David Janowski, Joseph McAvoy and Frank Winstead of Roto Lincoln-Mercury(Arlington Heights); and Nick Sigrist of Spring Hill Ford (East Dundee).

And, Brian Sweeney of Lake Shore Ford-Mercury (Chesterton, Ind.); and Lawrence Wagner of Smith Ford of Lowell, Ind.

Gary Vicari of Arlington Toyota (Buffalo Grove); Libertyville Toyota’s R. Steven Strader and Adrian Basich; and Phillip Resnick and Christopher Haley ofSchaumburg Toyota were named members of Toyota’s 2009 Customer Services Advisory Board.