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Park Auto Mall COO Wins Prestigious Award

Posted By LocalShops1, Monday, January 13, 2014


LocalShops1 member Paul Matton, chief operating officer of Park Auto Mall, received the Florida Independent Automobile Dealer's Association's 2013 Quality Dealer Award. The award honors dealers who conduct business in an ethical manner and give back to their community. Paul now compete with other state quality dealers for the national quality dealer award, which will be presented at NIADA's Convention in June in Las Vegas.


Paul’s career in the auto industry spans more than three decades. He joined Park Auto Mall in the early 2000s and as COO, he handles most of the day-to-day operations at the dealership.

"I do whatever needs to be done from making coffee, to finding inventory to locking up at night,” Paul tells NIADA. publication. That above-and-beyond attitude, he says, is shared by all 34 employees at Park Auto Mall. "There is no 'I' in team. We strive for teamwork in everything we do.”


Past Quality Dealers:

1977 Paul Dowd
1978 Roy Simpson
1979 Bob Galloway*
1980 Oscar Houchins
1981 Gary Kees
1982 Duke T-Man
1983 Don Swerdlin
1984 Bill Ray
1985 Mike Dowd
1986 John Mercurio
1987 Ed Batson
1988 Ellis Warren*
1989 Glenn Harris
1990 Gary Smith*
1991 Bob Snider
1992 Deacon Jones*
1993 Ed Tillman
1994 Terry Cramer
1995 Pete Mercurio
1996 George Hickey*
1997 Tommy Kay
1998 Jim Wilson
1999 Glenn McNeill
2000 Jim Winterick
2001 Larry Noegel
2002 Don Scott
2003 Steve Marbais
2004 Dino Mercurio
2005 Ray Morrison
2006 Frank Fuzy
2007 Ed Fernandez
2008 George Baker
2009 John Cousins
2010 Jim Kagiliery
2011 Michelle Graudins
2012 Brandi Noegel


* Designates that the recipient went on to win the national award.



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