7 Holden dealers named GM International Grandmasters

AutoTrader NZ
Published 3 September 2020

They were among the 167 dealers in the region that received GM’s highest honor for its dealerships.

Now in its 12th year, the GM International Grandmasters program was created to reward GM’s best of the best dealers in the region for their excellence. Winners are selected based on vehicle and parts sales, service, customer satisfaction and facility standards. They are also judged on both the quantity and the quality of their operations.

“We appreciate the outstanding work that our dealers and their teams are doing every day selling and servicing our Holden vehicles,” said GM executive vice president and president of GM International Stefan Jacoby.

“As the interface between our company and our customers, they are contributing to GM’s record global sales.”

“Our dealers are key members of our team in New Zealand,” said Holden New Zealand managing director, Kristian Aquilina. “Like GM, our dealers are putting the customer at the centre of everything they do to create customers for life. This 2015 group have truly earned the right to be called Grandmasters.”

During this year’s four-day Grandmasters program, participants received an update on GM’s business, brands and product plans. They also had the opportunity to get behind the wheel of several GM vehicles. The program concludes today with a gala dinner for all participants.

General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world’s largest and fastest-growing automotive markets.

NZ Holden/Isuzu dealers named 2015 GM International Grandmasters

Richard Evans – Mark Cromie Holden (Whangarei)

David Howarth – Giltrap Holden (North Shore)

Michael McCready – Robertson Holden (Palmerston North)

Jared Morris – Wadsco Motors (Blenheim)

Ashok Parbhu – CAL Isuzu (Hamilton)

Hadleigh Van den Engel – Ebbett Holden (Taupo)

Gary Clement – Smallbone Isuzu (Ashburton)