Tony joined NCM in 2007. Prior to that, he was a national trainer for Mercedes-Benz certified pre-owned efforts and a contributing columnist for Ward’s Dealer Business magazine. As an automotive consultant, Tony has worked with various manufacturers including Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Ford, and General Motors dealer development.
Tony began his retail automotive career in southern California in 1972 and brings more than 36 years of retail experience in traditional private cap and public owned “big box” auto retailers. Throughout those 36 years, he has held every position from salesperson to vice president and general manager of multi-franchise operations. Product lines he’s worked with include: Ford, Lincoln-Mercury, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep, General Motors, Nissan, Honda, Subaru, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Jaguar, and a nationally known used car superstore.
Tony is a Chrysler/Jeep Pacesetter/Eagles club winner and the recipient of countless manufacturer awards in sales volume, customer satisfaction, service, parts, and business management.
- Recognized expert in pre-owned operations
- All facets of retail automotive
- Strategic planning
- Dealership groups
- Organizational structure
- Retail process
Client profitability is a measure of Tony's success.
Tony worked with 20 Group member Mike Terry, general manager at Peltier Subaru in Tyler, Texas. Peltier is a smaller volume Sunbelt Subaru dealer. Mike came to Tony's 20 Group hoping to address his overall dealership operations, with an intense focus on his used vehicle department. After some exploration into the issue by Tony and the other 20 Group members, problems were found in used vehicle stocking practices, daily management, and overall focus in the used vehicle department. Tony, Mike, and the group made action plans to address stocking levels, daily management processes, pricing, marketing, and expense controls as soon as Mike returned to his dealership from that first 20 Group meeting. After only two months, Mike's year over year departmental profitably increased by 204.3%. The dealership went from a negative ($97,459) to a positive $101,624 for that same time period year over year. Their total used vehicle gross improved 250.9% year over year, their retail GPU improved 21.5% year over year, and their volume improved 78.6% year over year. Mike continues to be a part of Tony's 20 Group and focuses on improving other areas of his operation with Tony's and the group's help.