Northwood University names this year’s Dealer’s Education Award recipients
MIDLAND, Mich. — Northwood University is announcing this year’s Dealer Education Award recipients, who will be honored March 12 at the National Automobile Dealers Association Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Annually, Northwood recognizes exceptional owners and dealer principals in the automotive industry who have made noteworthy contributions to education and to their communities.
“Northwood University is proud to continue the tradition of recognizing dealers from around the world with the Dealer Education Award since 1972,” said Northwood President Kent MacDonald. “This newest class of influential honorees are today’s role models for tomorrow’s automotive industry leaders.”
Ralph Shaheen, president of Shaheen Chevrolet, Shaheen Cadillac
John Altman, CEO of Beyer Auto Group
Joseph Lunghamer, owner of Joe Lunghamer Chevrolet
John Dionas, president and owner of Peninsula Subaru (Bremerton, WA)
Joseph J. Perillo, president and CEO of Perillo Auto Group
Joseph J. Perillo II, vice president of Perillo Auto Group
Northwood offers two distinct automotive business majors for students seeking careers in progressive and innovative automotive industries. These include automotive marketing and management and aftermarket management.
Elgie Bright, an associate professor who chairs the Northwood automotive marketing and management program, noted the Dealer Education Awards recognize each honoree’s dedication to education and professional development in the industry.
“We can think of no better way to provide that example to our students,” Bright added. “Students will gain hands-on experience and exposure to some of the most successful dealers in the industry, while networking and exploring internships and career opportunities as they attend the National Automobile Dealers Association Convention.”
The awards will be presented at a breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 12, at the National Automobile Dealers Association Annual Convention at the Wynn Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Northwood students enrolled in the automotive marketing and management program will present the awards to the honorees.
To learn more, please visit: https://www.northwood.edu/dea.