Montreal Automobile Dealers Corporation introduces new President

MONTREAL, June 7, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, the Montreal Automobile Dealers Corporation (MADC) held its Annual General Meeting at Hotel Omni Mont-Royal and appointed its new President for a one-year mandate.

Jacques Tardif becomes new MADC President

Mr. Jacques Tardif, from Longueuil Suzuki, will act as the President of the MADC for the next year. "We will continue to provide professional support and numerous services to our members so they can properly meet consumers' expectations". Mr. Stéphane Guilbault from Action Chevrolet Buick GMC inc., in St- Hubert, will take over as Vice-President.

Mr. Pascal Dandurand, of Champlain Dodge Chrysler in Verdun and outgoing President of the MADC, becomes President of the 2012 Montreal International Auto Show (MIAS).

The other members of the Board of Directors are:

Denis Dessureault   Executive Vice-President    MADC and MIAS
Yves Allard     Director       Île-Perrot Nissan
Pierre Bélair  Director     Honda de Laval
Maxime Chassé  Director     Chassé Toyota
Roger Desautels III     Director     Saint-Laurent Hyundai
Jean-Luc Desjardins     Director      Desjardins Ford Ltée
Sonia Drolet  Director     Vaudreuil Volkswagen
Benoît Fichault  Director     Fichault Kia
Bernard Gravel  Director     Centre du Camion UTR (Hino)
Bernard Leclerc  Director     Automobiles Fairview Inc. (Volvo)
Dany Lemelin  Director     Boucherville Mitsubishi
Joel Levac  Director     BMW Canbec
John Turnbull  Director     Mazda Président
David Webber  Director     Park Avenue Audi
Carmine D'Argenio  Ex-officio Director   BMW & MINI Laval

MADC members involved in their community

The MADC, representing close to 215 new vehicle and heavy truck dealerships in the Greater Montreal Area, is mandated to provide assistance to its members so they can always better serve the consumer. Dealerships associated with the MADC employ more than 13,000 professionals who are trained to satisfy today's market needs.

Since 1987, the MADC's members from Montreal, South Shore of Montreal, and Laval actively participate to improve the quality of life of their community. Each year, particularly through the MADC Foundation and the Montreal International Auto Show Charity Preview evening, up to 100 local organizations share close to half a million dollars ($500,000) in financial contributions.

The Montreal Automobile Dealers Corporation is a non-profit organization founded in 1913. It manages the MADC Foundation and organizes the Montreal International Auto Show, whose 44th Edition will be held from January 13 to 22, 2012 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.


For further information:

Karine Gélinas
Project Manager, Communications
Montreal Automobile Dealers Corporation
514 331-6571 (324)

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