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Thomas Richards Joins NCM Associates as VP of NCM Labs

NCM® Associates brings Thomas Richards on board to be Vice President of NCM Labs™ effective May 15, 2017. In this capacity, Richards will lead NCM’s newest and much anticipated Labs division as well as its Software Solutions team.

Richards brings nearly 25 years of executive experience in developing and implementing sales strategies for such industry titans as Cox Automotive, vAuto, and DealerTrack. He also has experience in retail automotive, holding such dealership positions as finance director and general sales manager.

NCM Associates and The Rawls Group Announce New Leadership and Succession Program

A collaboration between two leading automotive service providers, the NCM-Rawls Dealer Executive Program offers an exclusive 10-month leadership development curriculum specifically designed with an emphasis on succession planning for current and future dealers to gain the critical knowledge, tools, and resources necessary for long-term success.

NCM Associates Awards Scholarship at 2016 Women in Automotive Conference

Kansas City, Mo., July 11, 2016 – NCM® Associates selected Shannon Kominowski, General Manager at Holler Hyundai in Winter Park, Fla., as the first recipient of the NCM Associates GMEP Scholarship at the Women in Automotive Conference held in late June. 

NCM® Associates to Offer Presale of Next Auto Game-Changer, NCM LiveAudit®, at NADA 2016

Kansas City, Mo., March 21, 2016 — NCM® Associates ( announces the launch of NCM LiveAudit®, the latest software solution to be added the organization’s thriving business intelligence division.NCM Associates, Inc., a 100% employee-owned company, is the originator of the automotive 20 Group peer collaboration model and provides automotive retail consulting, management training and travel assistance to dealers throughout North America. Its business intelligence division includes software solutions, operational Benchmark® analysis services, data management and forecasting tools.

NCM® Associates Announces NCM axcessa® Integration with Dominion Dealer Solutions DMS

NCM® Associates (, announced today the integration of NCM® axcessa with Dominion Dealer Solutions. The collaboration is part of the company’s efforts to provide broad-based instant access to dealership operational analytics so dealers and managers can make timely decisions based on data intelligence contained in the dealerships’ various operating systems.

NCM® Associates Recognizes Newest NCMi® GMEP Graduates

The NCM Institute completed its eighth General Management Executive Program (GMEP) curriculum and awarded 11 managers and future executives with certificates of completion for its industry-recognized dealer development program. GMEP’s comprehensive curriculum emphasizes financial and operational best practices, along with a solid leadership foundation that will strengthen and prepare the dealerships for long-term sustainability. At the completion of this rigorous program, GMEP students will have honed and developed the leadership skills and data analysis experience to maximize profitability and drive success. 

NCM® Associates Congratulates NCM Institute General Management Executive Program Graduates

The NCM Institute completed its seventh General Management Executive Program (GMEP) curriculum and awarded 13 managers and future executives with certificates of completion for its industry-recognized dealer development program. The GMEP sessions provide current and upcoming automotive dealership executives with leadership skills and data to maximize profitability and success. 

NCM@ Associates Moves Headquarters Back to Kansas City, Mo., After Nearly 35 Years

After nearly 35 years in Overland Park, Kan., NCM recently signed a 10-year lease and will move its headquarters back to the Country Club Plaza area in Kansas City, Mo., in the fall of 2015. NCM will lease more than 36,000 square feet, which will accommodate its 84 locally-based associates with room to meet the growing company’s future needs.

NCM® Associates Awarded Audi Canada’s 2015 Most Attractive Dealership Brand Consulting Contract

NCM participated in Audi Canada’s 2015 Most Attractive Dealership Brand RFP and was awarded the contract in May 2015 to provide in-dealership consulting services to a select number of Audi dealerships across Canada over a 2-year period. NCM will provide consulting and coaching services with performance metrics aimed at improving dealer profitability. NCM retail automotive coaches will utilize their experience and NCM-industry leading benchmarks to evaluate the performance of each store while working with Audi Canada and their retail management teams to identify opportunities and outline an action plan for improvement. 

NCM® Associates Welcomes Its Newest Chrysler Dealer 20 Group

NCM® Associates is excited to welcome a new group of Chrysler dealers to its 20 Group clientele with the launch of the Chrysler Performance 20 Group, which held its inaugural meeting in May 2015. The efforts to establish this group began when some Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram dealer principals approached NCM about their desire to build an NCM group. NCM then went to work preparing its systems and staff and communicating the opportunity to the CDJR dealer audience. On May 18-19, member dealers and GMs attended their first NCM Chrysler Performance 20 Group meeting led by Kevin Cunningham and Robert Neuman, NCM executive conference moderators.