Automotive News - December 18, 2017 - Best Practices Supplement - A14

Samuel Roberts
president

Ted Serbousek
president

Roberts Motors; Alton, Ill.

Ritchey Cadillac-Buick-GMC; Daytona Beach, Fla.

■ Nominated by Peter Sander, Illinois Automobile

■ Nominated by Ted L. Smith, Florida

Dealers Association

In 2017, Samuel Roberts celebrated 50 years
as a Ford dealer in his hometown of Alton.
He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1961 and retired from the Marine
Corps Forces Reserve in 1991. He is the immediate past chairman
and an avid member of the Illinois Automobile Dealers Association
and also is president of the Alton-Wood River New Car Dealers
Association. A big supporter of Lewis and Clark Community College
in nearby Godfrey, Roberts just secured Ford Motor Co.'s approval to
install its Automotive Career Exploration program at the college to
help future auto technicians gain certifications while at school.

Ted Serbousek worked for nine years as
a CPA before moving to the automotive
industry. Today he and his partner operate dealerships in Florida
and Georgia. Serbousek is a board member for Halifax Urban
Ministries and helped plan and build a homeless shelter in Daytona
Beach. The group is currently converting a vacant elementary school
into an even larger family shelter. Serbousek also is a board member
and treasurer for Food Brings Hope, which offers after-school
programs and meals for students in need. He has served on the
boards of Stewart-Marchman-Act Behavioral Healthcare, the Halifax
Humane Society and Halifax Health.

Harry G. Robinson Jr.
dealer principal

Sam Slaughter
president

Harry Robinson Buick-GMC; Fort Smith, Ark.

Sellers Buick-GMC; Farmington Hills, Mich.

■ Nominated by Greg Kirkpatrick, Arkansas

■ Nominated by Rod Alberts, Detroit Auto

Automobile Dealers Association

Harry G. Robinson Jr. is fond of saying, "I
believe you don't get into the car business;
the car business gets into you." He has been selling cars since
1970, purchasing his first dealership in 1984. Robinson has
served on the legislative committee of the Arkansas Automobile
Dealers Association since 1988. A champion of local causes, he
organized an annual dictionary donation to area third-graders and
supports Sierra Full of Joy, a holiday gift drive for foster children;
Harry's Heart to Heart Diaper Drive; and local police and sheriff's
departments. Robinson was named 2017 Rotarian of the Year by his
Rotary Club.

Dealers Association

Sam Slaughter fell in love with the car
business during a summer job washing
cars at Sellers Pontiac. After graduating from the University of
Michigan, he went to work at the Pontiac division of General
Motors. When he called his old boss for advice on acquiring his
own dealership, Bob Sellers invited him back to work at the store-
and Slaughter eventually bought the business. Slaughter sits on the
board of the Farmington/Farmington Hills Foundation for Youth
and Families, whose initiatives include providing backpacks with
food for students in need. He is working on a spinoff foundation to
ensure the organization's future.

Jack Salzman
owner

Wally Sommer
president

Lake Norman Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram; Cornelius, N.C.

Sommer's Subaru; Mequon, Wis.

■ Nominated by Robert Glaser, North Carolina

■ Nominated by William A. Sepic, Wisconsin

Automobile Dealers Association

After college, Jack Salzman opened his own
cell phone company-but was recruited
into the retail auto industry by a business contact. When he
purchased his dealership in 2003, he and his wife decided to focus
their philanthropy on animals, children and women in need.
Salzman is a founding board member of Lake Norman Humane
and supports the Humane Society of Charlotte and Lake Norman
Lucky Cats. He contributes to several child advocacy centers
and shelters for battered women and children. Salzman's hiring
practices earned his dealership the 2012 Champions of Diversity
award from the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce.

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Automobile Dealers Association

Automobile & Truck Dealers Association

Wally Sommer is a second-generation auto
dealer who, with his brother, owns three
franchises in the Mequon area-where his family's roots date back
to the 1880s. To help improve the quality of life for children, he
contributes to schools and organizations including the MequonThiensville Education Foundation, Lumen Christi Catholic School,
St. Marcus Lutheran School in Milwaukee, Journey House and the
Whitefish Bay Education Foundation. Sommer's Automotive was
the lead sponsor for the upgraded athletic complex and pavilion
at Sommer's alma mater, Homestead High School, donating
$250,000. He received the 2012 Pillars of the Community award
from the Mequon Community Foundation.



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Automotive News - December 18, 2017 - Best Practices Supplement

Lincoln store in California aims for new experience, buyers
Cox files antitrust suit against CDK
Partner sues megadealer Taylor for fraud
Retiring Lear CEO sees bets pay off
Honda will have partners, not tie-ups
EV startups try to avoid auto giant footsteps
AMG up to nearly 10% of Mercedes U.S. sales
Pay us for recalled used cars, dealers say
Nissan design boss ushers in high-tech era that honors Japan's past
A-class sedan right for U.S., Mercedes says
GTS versions expected to lift Boxster, Cayman
New variants a boost for Porsche 911
Buick tries to make Regal stand out
Fusion's future unclear
Fuel cells: Scaling up is hard to do
Used-car disrupters tip hands on future
Treating new cars like a works of art
Kuhnt's efforts to fix relations need Munich's support
It is finally happening, sort of
VW is right -- take it from forklifts
Lincoln missed an opportunity
Honda took the appropriate action
Nissan applies EV learning in new Leaf
Takata recalls are improving, industry notes
Aptiv, Valens working to slash car wiring
VW rethinks parts units' competitive potential
Toyoda Gosei stalks a new world of products
Honeywell's turbocharger business goes it alone in '18
For EV startups, China looms large
How China plans to create giant state-owned carmaker
Dealer anniversaries
'Nobody knows' the extent of Taylor's empire
Stylist sticks by Chris Bangle in sickness, in health
Think Lennon would've liked a trip in this baby?
Global pullback confounds ex-GM exec
EPA a fan of Toyota's leanness
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