NCM Associates, a leading provider of automotive 20 group, retail operations consulting, management training, data management and operations Benchmark® analysis services to U.S. auto dealers, announced that 21 managers in NCM Institute’s fourth General Management Executive Program graduating class have completed their 11-month course of study in automotive dealership general management and received their certificates of completion at a reception and dinner on January 7th in Kansas City, Missouri.
NCM Associates recently concluded another series of General Management Executive Program sessions and rewarded the 21 graduating managers with their certificates of completion at a dinner reception in Kansas City. “It is our honor to assist in the professional development of yet another class of impressive managers and up-and-coming dealership leaders,” said NCM CEO and President, Paul Faletti Jr. “Having completed the NCM Institute’s most demanding academic program, I am confident these men and women are well prepared to not only be more effective in their management roles today, they will be instrumental their dealerships’ growth and future success.”
Sam Asaad, general sales manager and one of the graduates who received his certificate this month, told NCM that after years of experience in the car business, he thought knew all he needed to know about running a dealership. “Coming to this class has opened my eyes to understand and use the information that I learned to run a better operation and be able to measure success. I now understand how to better our day-to-day business and increase profit,” he said.
Text Box: GMEP graduates and faculty celebrated in Kansas City.Kyle Dudgeon, another graduate and the general manager at Evans Toyota (Ft. Wayne, IN), had this to say about the program: “The information is invaluable when implemented and used correctly, so for that I am thankful. I will miss coming back every two months and having the pleasure of surrounding myself with so many smart and talented people. If anyone is ever questioning taking this class I urge you to move forward.”
The General Management Executive Program, through a comprehensive and intensive curriculum taught by successful industry veteran instructors, is designed to equip current and future automotive dealership executives for long-term success in retail automotive management. With emphasis in dealership financial and operational best practices, the program’s objective is to build a solid executive leadership foundation in order to strengthen dealership operating performance today and sustain the long-term viability of the retail automotive industry.
The NCM Institute is a well-established training partner to retail automotive dealers, having trained thousands of dealership managers, executives and dealer principals since its inception just three years ago. NCMi® is unique in that it uses a combination of dedicated instructors and visiting faculty from its Retail Operations Consulting and 20 Groups divisions to teach the management and leadership best practices used in some of the nation’s leading automotive dealerships.
Below are the names of the 21 GMEP graduates who received their certificates of completion last month:
- Marcus DeAngelis, Burlington KIA
- Josh Bentley, Man O’ War Harley Davidson
- Tom Ebenreck, Plaza Lexus of Creve Coeur
- Nick Green, Harry Green Chevrolet Nissan
- Jim Schlabach, Plaza Infiniti of Creve Coeur
- Ben Nusinow, Lexus of Highland Park
- Chris Scatterday, Lexus of Mt. Kisco
- Kyle Dudgeon, Evans Toyota
- Mark Rodrigues, Evans Toyota
- Frank Geary, Sunset Porsche Audi
- Pete Van Horn, Sawicki Motors
- Josh Goldfarb, Subaru of America – Western Region
- Shanna McGrath, McGrath Audi of Glenview
- David McGrath, McGrath Honda of Elgin
- Eric Clark, Glenn Toyota
- Jason Horack, Hare Chevrolet
- Michael Mitchell, Coastal Chevrolet
- Brandon Rodgers, Vaden Nissan of Hinesville
- Brian Limbaugh, Limbaugh Toyota
- Dick Strong, Van Horn Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
- Sam Asaad
For information about the General Management Executive Program or the NCM Institute and its complete suite of traditional, Web-based, and private management training options, call 866.756.2620 or stop by the NCM booth #4355 at the NADA 2014 Expo January 25-27, 2014 in New Orleans.
About NCM Associates, Inc.
NCM Associates, Inc. is the originator of the automotive industry 20 Group peer collaboration process and has been providing dealership Benchmark analytics, Education and Retail Operations Consulting services to the industry since 1947. Located in Overland Park, KS, NCM provides a robust suite of services designed to drive dealership profitability using its proven, operations-focused Benchmark® for Success program with new and pre-owned U.S. automotive dealerships, as well as with dealerships in more than 20 other industries. NCM Associates is proud to be 100% employee-owned. For more information about NCM Associates, visit www.ncm20.com or call 800.756.2620.