Week In Review: Wes Lutz Reflects on a Successful Year | 2019 NADA Chairman Charlie Gilchrist on Threats to the Industry and His Plan for the Year Ahead | The Most Effective Way to Reduce Margin Compression – Dale Pollak

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CBT News Week In Review for Friday, February 8th, 2019:

newscast2018 NADA Chairman Wes Lutz Reflects on a Successful Year
The 2019 NADA Convention is officially in the history books, but before it ended we had a chance to catch up with Wes Lutz, the 2018 NADA chairman just before he turned over the gavel to incoming chairman, Charlie Gilchrist. We talked to Wes about his time as chairman, the high points of his tenure, and some of the challenges NADA faced over the last year. Watch Now

newscastCharlie Gilchrist, 2019 NADA Chairman on Vehicle Affordability, Threats to the Industry, and His Plan for the Year Ahead
Thousands of franchise dealers descended on San Francisco for the 2019 NADA Convention. One of the high points of the event is the installation of the Association’s new Chairman; Texas dealer Charlie Gilchrist. We had the chance to sit down with Charlie just before taking the reigns as the new Chairman of the NADA for 2019. We asked Charlie about the future of the industry, the year ahead for NADA and what he wants to get accomplished. Watch Now

The Most Effective Way to Reduce Margin Compression at Your Dealership – Dale Pollak, vAuto
At this year’s NADA Show in San Francisco, CBT News had the pleasure of sitting down with several prolific dealers, vendors, and industry specialists. One of those specialists was Dale Pollak, executive vice president at Cox Automotive and founder of vAuto. In today’s segment, Jim and Dale discussed how dealers can minimize margin compression by better managing and marketing their used car inventory. Watch Now

newscastCDK Global and ELEADONE: The Integration of Companies and Exciting Product Releases Ahead – Scott Mathews and Bill Wittenmyer
The retail auto industry saw some big vendor mergers and acquisitions last year that took center stage at this year’s NADA show in San Francisco. Scott Mathews, executive vice president of sales and marketing for CDK Global, and Bill Wittenmyer, vice president of sales and operations at ELEADONE, stopped by the CBT stage to discuss the integration of their two companies, and the exciting products ahead. Watch Now

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