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News Release: GCADA Announces New Executive Committee for 2014
December 16, 2013

News Release: GCADA Announces New Executive Committee for 2014



Sara Panza
Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association

GCADA Announces New Executive Committee for 2014

Cleveland, OH (December 16, 2013) — The Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association (GCADA) has named a new Executive Committee for 2014. The announcement was made by Louis A. Vitantonio, Jr., President of the GCADA, at the organization’s recent 47th Annual Reception.

As a part of the new Executive Committee for 2014, Ed Babcock, fourth generation owner of the Junction Auto Family in Chardon, steps down as 2013 Chairman of the GCADA and becomes Chairman of the 2014 Cleveland Auto Show. Colin MacLean, president of Elyria Hyundai, becomes the new Chairman of the GCADA for 2014. Vitantonio, who was named President of the GCADA in 2010 and has served with the organization for 17 years, will continue to serve as President.

“As I turn over the gavel to Colin MacLean, our new Chairman, I’d like to say that it’s been an honor to serve this Association as its chairman,” said Babcock. “I also look forward to my new role as the incoming chairman of the upcoming Cleveland Auto Show.”

“There are some challenges ahead, but the industry has built up a lot of momentum over the past year,” said Colin MacLean, the GCADA’s new chairman. “We need to maintain this pace, while still addressing those issues that may impede our present progress.”

Lou Vitantonio, Jr. (l-r), Chuck Gile, Colin MacLean, and Ken Ganley
(not pictured: Robert Morris)

Chuck Gile of Motorcars Honda and Toyota in Cleveland Heights steps up from 2nd vice chairman to 1st vice chairman. Ken Ganley, president of the Ganley Auto Group steps up from Treasurer to 2nd vice chairman. Robert Morris of Morris Cadillac Buick GMC, the GCADA’s newest executive committee member, begins his duties as Treasurer of the organization.

About the Cleveland Auto Show 
The Cleveland Auto Show, presented by AutoTrader.com, marks the start of the spring selling season in Northeast Ohio. Featuring concept, pre- production and production vehicles from the world’s auto manufacturers, the show is held annually at the I-X Center with nearly 1.2 million square feet of exhibits. The Show also features an array of entertainment including sports celebrity appearances from the Browns, Cavs, OSU, and NASCAR. The Cleveland Auto Show is a consumer show and a favorite family tradition since 1903.  

About the GCADA  
The Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers' Association (GCADA) has served the retail-automobile industry and community with integrity and distinction since 1903. Today, located in Brecksville, Ohio, GCADA represents 240 franchised motor vehicle dealers, which includes new-car, truck, motorcycle and RV dealers in a 21-county region of northern Ohio along the Lake Erie shore and beyond.  More information on the GCADA can be found at www.gcada.org.

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