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Scarpelli new Metro Chicago NADA director

November 23, 2010

Employers, remember: All workers who want to vote must give advance notice, then be granted up to two unpaid hours off. Proof of voting can be requested. Ray Scarpelli Sr., principal of Raymond Chevrolet-Oldsmobile in Antioch and Ray Chevrolet in Fox Lake, was elected this month to succeed Art Kelly as NADA director of metropolitan Chicago. Scarpelli will serve the remaining two years of Kelly's three-year term, beginning Feb. 3, 2003.

Kelly resigns the post then, after serving since 1996. Scarpelli said he enters the position with an open mind, but he will work for change where it appears necessary. "Hopefully, I can make the business a little bit better than when I found it. I will work hard for the dealers in this area," he said.

He has served as president of both the local Chevrolet and Oldsmobile dealer associations, and as chairman of the Chicago Automobile Trade Association and the 1998 Chicago Auto Show. Scarpelli also won the CATA's nomination for the 1998 Time Magazine Quality Dealer Award. "I've tried to contribute and to do it for the betterment of the local dealer body," he said. The NADA director of metropolitan Chicago represents dealers in Cook, Lake and DuPage Counties.