Mercedes-Benz Canada announces nine Star Dealers for 2008



    TORONTO, Jan. 7 /CNW/ - In recognition of their exceptional performance
and contribution to the success of the company in 2007, Mercedes-Benz today
announced the Star Dealers for 2008.

    
    The award-winning dealers (from East to West) are as follows:

    Maurice Parent     Chatel Automobiles               Québec, QC
    Daniel Beaucage    Mercedes-Benz Sherbrooke         Rock Forest, QC
    Arnie Mierins Jr.  Ogilvie Motors                   Ottawa, ON
    Tom Hiscox         Mercedes-Benz Thornhill          Thornhill, ON
    Peter Fuller       Mercedes-Benz Mississauga        Mississauga, ON
    Fleming Wong &     Lone Star Calgary                Calgary, AB
     Arnold Smith
    David Morris       David Morris Fine Cars Ltd.      Edmonton, AB
    Rick Sentes        Kelowna Auto Gallery             Kelowna, BC
    Vaughan Urquhart   Mercedes-Benz North Vancouver    North Vancouver, BC
    

    The coveted "Star Dealer" designation is based on a combination of points
earned in the Dealer Award Program and new vehicle sales performance in four
volume categories. The Dealer Award Program is a comprehensive measure of
dealer performance in new and pre-owned sales, service and parts, and customer
satisfaction.
    Mercedes-Benz Canada encourages Star Dealers to promote their status in
their local marketing and promotional activities in 2008 to distinguish
themselves as recognized achievers within the Mercedes-Benz Canada dealer
group.
    President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada, Marcus Breitschwerdt, said,
"My sincerest congratulations and thanks go to these nine Star Dealers for
their outstanding performance and achievement in 2007. This year's selection
was very challenging as so many of our dealers excelled in sales and customer
care. The 2008 Star Dealers perfectly exemplify the commitment of
Mercedes-Benz to providing its customers with the best possible automotive
experience. These nine dealers stand out by having demonstrated an unwavering
focus on this mission throughout 2007."
    He added, "I want to express my sincerest appreciation to all our
dealers, and congratulate them on a great year. Mercedes-Benz Canada set a new
sales record in 2007 with 18,547 units, and this would not have been possible
without our dealers' passion and dedication to the brand. We look forward to
another successful year in 2008, and it is very gratifying to know that our
efforts will be supported by a group of such competent and professional
individuals."

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For further information:

For further information: JoAnne Caza, tel: (416) 847-7550, Email:
caza@mercedes-benz.ca; Arden Nerling, tel: (416) 847-7556, Email:
nerling@mercedes-benz.ca; For further information about Mercedes-Benz Canada,
please visit: www.media.mercedes-benz.ca

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