Mercedes-Benz Canada honours nine Star Dealers for 2010

TORONTO, Jan. 15 /CNW/ - Mercedes-Benz Canada recognized the outstanding achievements of its top-performing dealers today by announcing the 2010 Star Dealers list. This highly coveted designation identifies the top nine authorized Mercedes-Benz dealers, and acknowledges the important contributions they have made in 2009 to the overall success of the brand within Canada.

The prestigious Star Dealers are selected from the company's entire national dealer network, and the winners are determined based on overall performance in five separate categories: new and pre-owned sales, service and parts, and customer satisfaction.

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

    
    Lorne Brett        Tri Star Fine Cars            Saint John, NB
    Maurice Parent     Chatel Automobiles            Québec, QC
    Luc Duval          Duval Mercedes-Benz           Boucherville, QC
    Danny Champagne    Mercedes-Benz Montreal        Montréal, QC
    Sam Eltes          Automobiles Silver Star       Montréal, QC
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    Gilles Leblanc     Mercedes-Benz Laval           Laval, QC
    Mark Dube          Mercedes-Benz Downtown        Toronto, ON
    Jonathan Pushka    Mercedes-Benz Midtown         Toronto, ON
    John Angelucci     Mercedes-Benz Barrie          Barrie, ON
    

"This year's Star Dealers list recognizes a truly exceptional group of dealers," said Marcus Breitschwerdt, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada. "I congratulate each one of them for their significant accomplishments, and thank them for their respective contributions to our record-breaking success in 2009."

He added, "While the annual Star Dealers program only recognizes nine dealers, it is very important to note that last year's records could not have been achieved without the combined efforts of the remainder of our dealers and all Mercedes-Benz Canada employees. With significant sales growth and high levels of customer satisfaction, we surpassed previously established benchmarks and recorded many milestones throughout the year. Our hard-working team shares an unwavering dedication to the three pointed star, and collectively we will remain clearly focused on providing an unsurpassed ownership experience for customers."

About Mercedes-Benz Canada

Mercedes-Benz Canada is responsible for the sales, marketing and service of the four brands within the Mercedes-Benz Group in Canada: Mercedes-Benz, smart, AMG, and Maybach. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc. employs approximately 1,250 people in 19 locations across Canada. Through a nationwide network of 14 Mercedes-Benz owned retail operations and 39 authorized dealerships, Mercedes-Benz Canada sold 26,942 vehicles in 2009, the best year ever reported for Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.

SOURCE Mercedes-Benz Canada

For further information: For further information: JoAnne Caza, (416) 847-7550, joanne.caza@mercedes-benz.ca; Michael Minielly, (416) 847-7509, michael.minielly@mercedes-benz.ca; Further information from Mercedes-Benz is available on the internet at: www.media.mercedes-benz.ca

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