Honda, Mercedes, Audi, Peugeot, Ferrari salesman. duPont Registry, Boulevard Customs, Tampa Bay Car Museum
After graduating from Northrop High School in 1979, a brief but intense relationship with the US Navy provided much needed maturity and focus. College and banking courses targeting finance and business law would prove to be invaluable in future management roles. 10 years of restaurant management and operations experience were followed by 10 years of automotive sales experience, the last 8 years of which were at Crown Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Jaguar and Ferrari as a certified brand specialist in all of our authorized marques. In this very competitive environment I was honored to achieve salesperson of the year 3 of the last 5 years and salesperson of the month 42 times in the last 5 years of my adventure. Between service, F&I and sales management, we had a powerful team that made this possible.
The last 10 years has been the most professionally rewarding in my relationship with duPont Publishing. Beginning in 2000 my primary responsibility was to provide needs-based solutions to luxury and exotic automobile dealers worldwide who were looking to grow their businesses through creative and aggressive print, web and event marketing. In 2005, Boulevard Customs, a local customizer, was acquired by a group of our executives and I assumed the day to day operations, marketing and management responsibilities. Upon completion of the facility buildout, the process to implement and train cost controls systems, PC hardware/software, outlook email, website, CSM, inventory management, e-commerce, web/print/event marketing and execution occurred over the next 2 1/2 years.
At this point I transitioned to the role of Editor-in-Chief of duPont REGISTRY, A Buyer's Gallery of Fine Boats with lessening involvement in the day to day activities at Blvd Customs.