Eight New Zealand Holden and Isuzu Truck dealers were recently named GM International (GMI) Grandmasters at an awards programme in New York City’s Gotham Hall.
The GMI Grandmasters honours the best GM dealers in their region for overall excellence, with 116 dealers across the world awarded this year. Selection is based on vehicle and parts sales, customer satisfaction, facility standards, and quality and quantity of operations.
“Over the past year, our dealers have done an outstanding job and are a critical part of our team,” said GM executive vice president and president of GM international Stefan Jacoby.
GMI Grandmasters were selected from the highest-performing dealers from New Zealand, Australia, the Middle East, Korea, Israel, Japan and Southeast Asia.
“Congratulations to all of our winning dealers. You have been instrumental in the growth of Holden in New Zealand and you have set a great example for your fellow dealers,” said managing director of Holden New Zealand, Kristian Aquilina, at the awards dinner.
“We are proud to have each of you as a partner.”
New Zealand winners of the GMI Grandmaster programme for 2016 are:
Holden Grandmaster Chairman’s Award
Dave Howarth, Dealer Principal, Giltrap Holden, Glenfield
Richard Evans, Dealer Principal, Mark Cromie Holden, Whangarei
Jared Morris, Dealer Principal, Wadsco Motorworld, Blenheim
Tony Shorland, Dealer Principal, Shorland Holden, Rotorua
Phil Dixon, Dealer Principal, Schofields Holden, Newmarket
Mike McCready, Dealer Principal, Robertson Holden, Palmerston North
Terry Kurvink, Dealer Principal, Robertson Isuzu, Palmerston North
Ralph Blackburn, Dealer Principal, CAL Isuzu, Hamilton