Lakewood, OH. – Carfolks.com, the fast growing automotive social media and marketing program for auto dealers just announced that Jeffrey Sprague has joined their executive team. With the explosion of social media sites like Facebook, Yelp and LinkedIn, the auto industry has been anxiously looking for a consumer oriented but dealer friendly marketing channel. Carfolks.com is expanding their cross channel functionality to help connect auto buyers with the friendliest and most helpful auto retailers and manufacturers.
To advance that agenda and lead various growth initiatives Jeffrey Sprague a former dealer principal holding franchises with GM, Chrysler, and Nissan has assumed the role of Executive Vice President at Carfolks.com. Jeffrey’s father founded the dealership in 1943 in Skowhegan, Maine and Jeff entered the family business at age 18 in 1973 and went on to build a successful career serving the customers of the State of Maine and beyond.
Throughout his 30 years as a dealer Jeff served the automotive industry in many capacities as a representative to his fellow dealers including Director and President of the Maine Automobile Dealers Association, Secretary of the New England Dodge Dealers Advertising Association, Dodge Dealer Council Representative, New England Chrysler-Plymouth Dealer Council Representative, and as Chairman of Motorsports of the New England Dodge Dealers Advertising Association.
In his hometown of Skowhegan, Maine Jeff has equally served his community as the former President of the Skowhegan Rotary Club, former President of the Skowhegan Area Chamber of Commerce, as a Director to the Somerset County Economic Development Council, and he continues to serve as a Trustee of the Redington-Fairview General Hospital.
Mark Dubis the co-founder of Carfolks.com said, “Jeff and the Carfolks.com program share a common philosophy of high integrity and honesty and we are pleased to have Jeff lend his years of automotive and community service to the Carfolks.com neighborhood.” Dubis continued, “With his drive and focus on helping dealers there is no doubt Jeffrey will make a major impact on the speed of our growth over the next few years.”
Auto retailing, known for its competitive nature is an environment where Jeff is comfortable. He has been a team owner in motorsports and in association with his son, Drew, competed across the United States and Canada for over a decade of racing successes. Through these years of activity and in the representation of their many Fortune 500 sponsor partners Jeff continues to represent numerous Championship team owners in NASCAR, Izod IndyCar Series, and NHRA Drag Racing in the development of marketing partnerships for their respective organizations.
Jeffrey’s main focus with Carfolks.com will be with select auto dealer groups, manufacturers and their ad agencies to leverage the strength of Carfolks.com and to identify new talent and alliance partners to build the Carfolks.com multi-media platform over the coming year.
Carfolks.com a next generation automotive retailing marketing platform for auto dealers and manufacturers providing information, reviews, connections and entertainment for the auto buying public. Members of the neighborhood work together for their mutual goals and to improve the reputation of the auto industry. Automotive professionals pay no fee to use the standard Carfolks.com services. www.carfolks.com Call 704-840-6094 for additional information.