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40 Under 40 Honoree: Jeff Salier | Puente Hills Subaru

Jeff Salier, general manager of Puente Hills Subaru, is a seasoned automotive professional with a prosperous 18-year career in the car industry. Joining the sector just prior to the 2008 recession, he has not only witnessed the many ups and downs the car business has faced over the last two decades but has helped guide multiple dealership teams through adversity to success. His expertise and leadership have earned him many accolades, not the least of which is his inclusion in the inaugural CBT News 40 Under 40 honorees list. To take a look back at his impressive career and learn his insights into the dealer profession, CBT News anchor Jim Fitzpatrick joins Salier for an exclusive interview.

Key Takeaways

1. While Salier has been honored with numerous awards from different roles in his retail automotive career, he notes that his proudest moments have been when his team surpassed their goals and achieved success for themselves and their store.

2. Salier notes that a career in the dealership sector is both very lucrative and incredibly rewarding. He urges aspiring automotive professionals to prioritize their personal interactions with customers, noting that those who take their client’s needs seriously tend to be more successful in the car industry.

3. Salier loves the opportunities available to him in his current position and intends to continue furthering his automotive knowledge and skillsets. In the long term, Salier hopes to eventually run his own successful dealership.

Read Jeff Salier’s complete CBT News 40 Under 40 profile here.

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Colin Velez
Colin Velez
Colin Velez is a staff writer/reporter for CBT News. After obtaining his bachelor’s in Communication from Kennesaw State University in 2018, he kicked off his writing career by developing marketing and public relations material for various industries, including travel and fashion. Throughout the next four years, he developed a love for working with journalists and other content creators, and his passion eventually led him to his current position. Today, Colin writes news content and coordinates stories with auto-industry insiders and entrepreneurs throughout the U.S.

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