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2010 Speeches

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Date   Title

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October 21, 2010  

Proposed Fuel Economy Label Revisions
Testimony by FORREST McCONNELL
2010 NADA Regulatory Affairs Committee Chairman
Environmental Protection Agency/National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Los Angeles

We are for labels that won’t confuse the buying public, won’t make new-vehicle purchasing decisions more difficult, and won’t treat automakers or fuel types unfairly."
October 21, 2010  

The Consumer Always Prevails
Remarks by ED TONKIN
2010 NADA Chairman
Automotive Press Association, Detroit

The most important person in the auto industry is the consumer. And consumer preference always prevails."

October 18, 2010  

The Realities of Vehicle Financing
Remarks by STEPHEN WADE
2010 NADA Vice Chairman
American Financial Services Association Vehicle Finance Advisory Board, Irving, Texas

Dealers cannot be successful when our finance sources are being harmed, and vice versa."

September 14, 2010  

Keeping Credit Available and Affordable
Remarks by STEPHEN WADE
2010 NADA Vice Chairman
2010 F&I Conference, Las Vegas

TALF was absolutely critical to restoring credit on both sides of the equation, and was an unqualified success. Oh, and it didn’t cost the government a penny."
September 10, 2010  

How U.S. Dealers Survived the Economic Crisis
Remarks by ED TONKIN
2010 NADA Chairman
Congress FENABRAVE, Sao Paulo, Brazil

As dealers, we must constantly remind the politicians and policy makers that drastic actions have severe consequences. In the midst of the great recession, the closing of dealerships added further pain to our economy and our country."
June 30, 2010  

Moving Forward ... Together
Remarks by ED TONKIN
2010 NADA Chairman
Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association, Universal City, California

Automotive News said it best: “The conference agreement represents a hard-fought victory for NADA over a powerful coalition that included President Barack Obama, the Pentagon, senior Democratic lawmakers, military families, consumer advocates and civil-rights activists.”

June 29, 2010   How American Dealers Survived
Remarks by STEPHEN WADE
NADA 2010 Vice Chairman
Automotive Fellowship International, London, England

We were able to communicate the dealer message to the public, the media and, more than ever, to government – policy makers, politicians and regulators."

June 4, 2010   Comments on May Employment Figures
Remarks by PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA
K Neal International Trucks, Inc., Hyattsville, Maryland

This company employs workers from all over the greater Washington area. After two years of recession that caused so much pain in so many communities, this is also an example of a company that is starting to see business pick up again."

June 4, 2010  

Moving Forward ... Together
Remarks by ED TONKIN
2010 NADA Chairman
South Dakota Automobile Dealers Association

The recent successes we’ve seen on Capitol Hill were only possible because of the collective efforts of NADA leaders, board members and staff, along with state and metro dealer associations, and working closely with … you."
May 25, 2010  

The Dealer/Manufacturer Partnership
Remarks by ED TONKIN
2010 NADA Chairman
Automotive Dealer Day, Verona, Italy

 ... The basic relationship has not changed, and there are ground rules that must be followed to work together successfully."

April 24, 2010

 

Fuel the Fire Within
Remarks by KYLE TREADWAY
Chairman, American Truck Dealers
American Truck Dealers 2010 Convention and Exposition, Orlando

Remember, it’s our incredible entrepreneurial spirit as truck dealers that has seen us through this time. It did so before and will do so again. Our job is to Fuel that Fire Within all our employees, suppliers and customers."
March 30, 2010  

A Year of Transformation
Remarks by SERGIO MARCHIONNE
CEO, Chrysler Group LLC
NADA/IHS Global Insight Automotive Forum, New York, New York

We have the will and the means to embark on a course of transformation and creative reconstruction."
March 28, 2010  

Moving Forward ... Together
Remarks by ED TONKIN
2010 NADA Chairman
Illinois Automobile Dealers Assn. and Chicago Automobile Trade Assn., Marco Island, Florida

The strength we have lies in our association; not the institution or the building, but the coming together of great hearts and minds in this industry to work for the betterment of all."
March 12, 2010  

Stay Engaged
Remarks by ED TONKIN
2010 NADA Chairman
NADA University Academy Class 161 Graduates, McLean, Virginia

The future for our industry is so bright. And you’ll not only be a part of it … you’ll help create it."
March 9, 2010   A Bright Future Ahead
Remarks by STEPHEN WADE
2011 NADA Chairman
Conference of Auto Remarketing, Las Vegas
Manufacturers are producing great product. Sales are picking up. And consumer credit is improving. Today I want to give you NADA’s version of a top-ten list … ten reasons why we are so optimistic for the coming years."
March 4, 2010  

New-car Dealer: an Auto Remarketer’s Best Customer
Remarks by ED TONKIN
2010 NADA Chairman
Conference of Auto Remarketing, Las Vegas 

No matter what you read in the trade press, no matter what you hear on the news about OEMs closing dealerships, we are not going anywhere!"
Feb. 15, 2010
 

NADA and Dealers: Why Associations Matter
Remarks by ED TONKIN
2010 NADA Chairman
2010 NADA Convention, Orlando 

NADA stands for the National Automobile Dealers Association. The key word here is “association.” It means “together.” It means we all come together in a united front to face the challenges of our industry."
Feb. 13, 2010
 

Lessons Learned from the Crisis
Remarks by JOHN McELENEY
2009 NADA Chairman
2010 NADA Convention, Orlando 

If there is one thing that I have learned from my experience this past year, it’s that NADA is well equipped to represent dealer interests in Washington."
Feb. 12, 2010
 

What's Ahead for the Auto Industry
Remarks by JOHN McELENEY
2009 NADA Chairman
J.D. Power Roundtable, Orlando 

While most economists say the recession ended over this past summer, I believe that we will continue to see a soft recovery in the auto sector over the next few months."

 

 

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