IRVING, TEXAS AND POLAND, OHIO (January 30, 2023) – National Independent Automobile Dealers Association and Buckeye Dealership Consulting have announced an integration of the NIADA 20 Groups with Buckeye’s Dealer Performance Groups.
All existing Dealer Performance Groups, including those focusing on retail, buy here-pay here, service and finance, will move under the leadership of NIADA’s Dealer 20 Group program.
“This is a significant step in executing a vision shared by both NIADA and Buckeye of a unified industry in support of the independent used car dealer. We’re very excited about thestrength the Dealer Performance Groups’ portfolio adds to our Dealer 20 Group program,” said Melanie Wilson, NIADA interim CEO. “This is the first of many steps in expanding our 20 Groups to better serve our dealers.”
Buckeye’s owner and CEO, Robert Fox, Sr., agreed the move will benefit all independent dealers and the industry as a whole.
“Buckeye invested significant effort and resources into building a strong Dealer Performance Group program based on feedback dealers provided,” Fox said. “With a strong program, combining DPG with the NIADA 20 Group program makes both stronger, for we are truly better together.”
Fox worked closely with NIADA President Scott Allen to come to the opportunity announced today.
“This is really great news for the industry to bring everyone together. I couldn’t agree with my good friend Rob more, ‘We are truly better together,’” Allen said.
NIADA 20 Groups brings dealers of all sizes and business models together with other like-minded dealers to exchange ideas, identify best practices, resolve challenges and discover hidden opportunities. Buckeye will continue to support those efforts.
NIADA is a nonprofit association representing nearly 15,000 independent auto dealers throughout the nation. Along with its education program, including 20 Groups, it lobbies for the industry in Washington, D.C. and at the state level.
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