Lillie Guyer


Lillie writes about dealers and legislation affecting them.

Automotive Suppliers Promote Anti-Violence Training
“Beliefs can divide people but good values unify people,” says Antoine Raymond, president and CEO of French auto supplier ARaymond. “Everyone agrees that respect for others is the most important” factor.
Paint Specialist Opens Tech Center
Gage pioneered techniques to remanufacture automotive solvents and help customers fulfill environmental initiatives. The company expects to add up to 15 new jobs at its new innovation center in Ferndale, MI.
Bosch Priority: Keep Technology Focused on Consumer
Fully automated driving can be expected in the decade after 2020. But Bosch already offers driver-assistance functions which represent important first steps, Bosch Americas chief Werner Struth says.
Courtesy Chevrolet Relies on Hard Work, Not Luck
Family-owned dealership is a competitive market’s No.1 Chevy store.
Disgruntled as a Customer, He Bought the Dealership, Then Lots More
Herb Chambers went from selling copier machines to cars. His dealer group delivered 65,829 vehicles last year.
Ford Dealership Group Packs a Punch
Sam Pack, a former Ford Credit employee, has become a legendary multiple-store dealer in Texas.
Group 1's Earl Hesterberg: The Transformer
Former Ford executive leaves his mark as CEO of dealership chain.
More Than One City Claims to Host ‘Biggest’ Auto Show
Dealers say they see their sales go up after the public attends auto shows.
Dealership Gets Over Humps 1
Chapman BMW on Camelback made it through the tough times, but Arizona economy still is a concern.
Dealership Group on Fast Track
Starting out with an ailing Ford store, the Ziegler Auto Group now has 17 dealerships and 41 franchises in four states.
McCombs Dealership Group Stays Steady
Megadealer and billionaire Red McCombs, born in 1927, remains active in the auto business.
Family’s Dealerships Play Well in Peoria, Other Heartland Towns
Todd Green and his relatives tally sales of $500 million a year selling and servicing cars in midsize markets.
Getting Back to Business as Usual
Aided by auto makers’ incentive programs, storm-hit dealers are open again and selling cars.
It’s Not His Name, But Dealer Proud of It
After working for Ford, Gary Drewing became a dealer. Now he runs a 12-franchise operation.
Mercedes Financial Believes in Art of Business
The auto-financing company sponsors trips to art museums and displays art at the workplace in an effort to get employees to think creatively.

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