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April 8, 2019

Top Industry Awards

For immediate release
April 8, 2019

Vancouver, BC – The New Car Dealers Association of B.C. (NCDA) recently held a night of DISTINCTION during which the industry celebrated its best and brightest, those who are going above and beyond to give back to their communities, while also recognizing the next generation of leaders in the sector.

During the evening of DISTINCTION, award winners were honoured in several categories, including: The Community Driver Award for outstanding community involvement; Salespeople of the Year; Green Star Dealer Awards for outstanding work in the sale of clean energy vehicles, and; also honoured, were Automotive Dealership Management Graduates from the Automotive Business School of Canada.

“Our Association represents more than 390-car and truck dealers across this province, who in turn employ more than 30,000 individuals. Each year, I am amazed by the level of excellence of the men and women in our sector, right across this province. To those who have been recognized, the NCDA offers its deepest appreciation and congratulations,” said Blair Qualey, President and CEO of the New Car Dealers Association of BC. “What also stands out is the number of people in our sector, across all age brackets, who are demonstrating a remarkable level of commitment to our industry and the communities in which they work and live – and that certainly bodes well for the future.”

Community Driver Awards:
Presented for outstanding community involvement and achievement of new car dealers throughout British Columbia. Recipients of the Community Driver Award exemplify business strength and community excellence with a focus on making a tangible contribution to the growth and livability of their community and/or region.

• BPL Auto Group, Metro Vancouver Region
• MacCarthy Motors, Northern BC Region
• AM Ford, Kootenays Region
• Kot Auto Group, Okanagan/Interior Region
• Campus Auto Group, Vancouver Island Region
• Wolfe Auto Group, Fraser Valley Region
Green Star Dealer Awards:

Based on the Clean Energy Vehicles for B.C. Point-of-Sale Purchase Incentive Program (CEVforBC™), this award recognizes new car dealerships for selling the highest number of Clean Energy Eligible Vehicles (Battery Electric Vehicle Sales (BEV) and Plug-in Electric Hybrid Sales (PHEV) for 2018 annually across all brands, by provincial region, and including the most Improved Dealership Award (Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, Interior and Northern B.C.).

• Top BEV Sales – Vancouver Island – Campus Nissan
• Top PHEV Sales – Vancouver Island – Victoria Mitsubishi
• Top BEV Sales – Lower Mainland – Applewood Nissan Richmond
• Top PHEV Sales – Lower Mainland – Metrotown Mitsubishi
• Top BEV Sales – Interior BC – Kelowna Nissan
• Top PHEV Sales – Interior BC – Kelowna Chevrolet
• Top PHEV Sales – Northern BC – MacCarthy Motors
• Top PHEV Sales – Northern BC – Prince George Toyota
• Top PHEV Sales – Northern BC – Terrace Toyota
• Most Improved Dealership Award (Battery Electric Vehicle Sales): Southside Nissan Vancouver
• Most Improved Dealership Award (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Sales): OpenRoad Hyundai Richmond

Top Salespeople Awards:

Presented to dealer-member salespeople across all brands who have excelled in the front-line position of sales:
Sunny Gill – Burrard Acura
Gurp Mangat – Lougheed Acura
Andy Tsai – Aston Martin, Vancouver
Maggie Zou – Audi Boundary
Jonathan Wang – Bentley Vancouver
Valentino Almeida – Brian Jessel BMW
Borko Nikolcic – Maple Ridge Chrysler
Mark Harrison – Ferrari Maserati of Vancouver
George MacDonald – MSA Ford Sales
Harry Dhaliwal – Burns Wheaton GM North Surrey
Daniel Tung – Open Road Honda, Burnaby
Brent Miscisco – Maple Ridge Hyundai
David Chung – Morrey Infiniti, Burnaby
Adam Smith – JLR Vancouver (MCL Motors)
Zohreh Layegh – Applewood Kia, Surrey
Nathan Chu – Lamborghini Vancouver
Andy Ho – OpenRoad Lexus, Richmond
Robert Willoughby – Steve Marshall Ford Lincoln
Eric Chan – Ferrari Maserati of Vancouver
Kelly Wei – Signature Mazda
Patrick Ng – Mercedes Benz, Richmond
Katie Chan – MINI Richmond
Jason Zhen – Metrotown Mitsubishi
Adam Davies – Morrey Nissan of Coquitlam
Brian Yeung – Porsche Center Vancouver
Steven Wu – Rolls Royce Motor Cars Vancouver
Tom Yeung – Don Docksteader Subaru
Kalim Mohiuddin – West Coast Toyota
Nicholas Yan – Cowell Volkswagen
Jayson Wadud – Jim Pattison Volvo of Surrey

Automotive Dealership Management Graduates from the Automotive Business School of Canada:
• Griffin Jarvis – Heartland Ford
• Terry Kirby – Prince George Toyota
• Jordan Koch – DK Ford Sales Ltd
• Reilly Kuski – Taylor Auto Group
• Wayne McIntyre – Bannister Ford
• Jamie Moffat – Southgate Audi
• Cole O’Connell – Heartland Ford
• Sarra Othman – Jaguar Landrover Edmonton
• Cassidy Palmer-Ruben – Don Wheaton Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac Ltd.
• Daniel Peterson – Cam Clark Ford Red Deer
• Bryan Railton – Country Hills Volkswagen
• Dean Rideout – Mercedes-Benz Langley
• Derek Roulston – Nelson Toyota
• Michael Thomas – Valley Toyota
• Andrew Wheaton – Wheaton Auto Group

About the New Car Dealers Association of BC
The NCDA is the provincial industry association that represents more than 390-new car and truck dealers throughout British Columbia. Members of the Association directly employ over 30,000 British Columbians and are responsible for over $16 billion in retail sales in the province. The Association speaks on behalf of the retail new automotive industry to the public, media, and government, and deals primarily with the legal, environmental, and consumer issues relating to vehicle sales in British Columbia.


Kelly Gleeson

Dealer Members with New Car Dealers Association

We represent more than 375 New Car Dealers throughout British Columbia.