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News Release: GCADA Names New Executive Committee for 2016
December 09, 2015

News Release: GCADA Names New Executive Committee for 2016



Sara Panza
Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association


GCADA Names New Executive Committee for 2016

Cleveland, OH (December 9, 2015)
– The Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association (GCADA) has named a new Executive Committee for 2016. The announcement was made by Louis A. Vitantonio, Jr., President of the GCADA, at the organization’s recent board meeting.

As a part of the new committee for 2016, Chuck Gile, president of Motorcars Honda and Motorcars Toyota in Cleveland Heights, steps down as 2015 Chairman of the GCADA and becomes Chairman of the 2016 Cleveland Auto Show. Ken Ganley, President of the Ganley Auto Group, becomes the new Chairman of the GCADA for 2016. Vitantonio, who was named President of the GCADA in 2010 and has served with the organization for more than 20 years, will continue to serve as President.

“I would especially like to thank Chuck Gile for his commitment and hard work this past year,” Vitantonio said. “I also want to applaud the hard work in the past year of both the GCADA Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. They have made our association stronger than it has ever been in our 100 year history.”

In August, the GCADA celebrated its 100th Anniversary. The organization, which provides support and acts as an advocate for its member dealers, is also a pivotal point for dealer charitable efforts. Last year, the GCADA contributed more than $175,000 for scholarships, post secondary education and apprenticeship programs. The GCADA also supports many businesses and organizations that provide valuable services to its member dealers.

Robert Morris, Dealer Principal of Morris Cadillac Buick GMC steps up from 2nd Vice Chairman to 1st Vice Chairman of the GCADA. David Waikem of the Waikem Auto Group moves up from Treasurer to 2nd Vice Chairman. Kevin Joyce of Joyce Buick GMC, the GCADA Executive Committee’s newest member, begins his duties as Treasurer of the organization.

The GCADA’s 2016 Executive Committee includes (from left): Lou Vitantonio, President; David Waikem, 2nd Vice Chairman; Ken Ganley, Chairman; Robert Morris, 1st Vice Chairman, and Chuck Gile, Chairman of the 2016 Cleveland Auto Show. Kevin Joyce, Treasurer is not pictured.
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About the GCADA

The Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers' Association (GCADA) has served the retail-automobile industry and community with integrity and distinction since 1915. Today, located in Brecksville, Ohio, GCADA represents over 250 franchised motor vehicle dealers, which include 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. Contact us at 440-746-1500. 

About the Cleveland Auto Show 

The Cleveland Auto Show marks the start of the spring selling season in Northern 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, and more. The Cleveland Auto Show is a consumer show and a favorite family tradition since 1903. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/TheClevelandAutoShow.

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