New NADA Chairman Expresses Auto Industry Optimism


NADA Front Page - February 11, 2013

David Westcott, the new chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association, said he remains confident about the future of the auto retailing.

Find out what Westcott told NADA Convention attendees.

“The issues posed by stair-step incentive programs and by mandatory facility upgrades are just two of the most recent examples of manufacturers intruding into dealers’ businesses,” said Westcott, in remarks today at the NADA Convention and Expo.

With diverse markets, some larger or more affluent than others and often located in the same geographic area, Westcott urged dealers to press manufacturers for ways to make sure that all dealers, from the largest to the smallest, are treated fairly and equitably.

Westcott urged dealers to become part of an effort to remove government mandates by providing feedback on how “useless and obsolete policies” are affecting their stores, so that NADA could look into getting rid of them.