Montreal Automobile Dealers Corporation introduces new President

MONTREAL, June 8 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, the Montreal Automobile Dealers Corporation (MADC) held its Annual General Meeting at Hotel de l'Institut and appointed its new President for a one-year mandate.

Pascal Dandurand becomes new MADC President

Mr. Pascal Dandurand, from Champlain Dodge Chrysler in Verdun, will act as the new President of the MADC for the next year. "All the efforts will be maintained to provide professional support to our members so they can properly meet their consumers' expectations". Mr. Jacques Tardif, from Longueuil Suzuki, will take over as Vice-President.

Mr. Carmine D'Argenio, of BMW & MINI Laval and outgoing President of the MADC, becomes President of the 2011 Montreal International Auto Show (MIAS).

The other members of the Board of Directors are:

    Diane Bélair           Executive        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
    Benoît Fichault        Director         Fichault Kia
    Bernard Gravel         Director         Centre du Camion UTR (Hino)
    Stéphane Guilbault     Director         Action Chevrolet Buick GMC Inc.
    Carole Leblanc         Director         Mercedes-Benz et Smart de Laval
    Bernard Leclerc        Director         Automobiles Fairview Inc. (Volvo)
    Pierre Mamarbachi      Director         Audi Prestige
    John Turnbull          Director         Mazda Président
    Marc Bourassa          Ex-officio       Bourassa Chevrolet Buick GMC Ltée

MADC members involved in their community

The MADC, representing close to 215 new-car and heavy truck dealerships in the Montreal area, is mandated to provide all the appropriate 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, 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 43rd Edition will be held from January 14 to 23, 2011 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.

SOURCE Montreal Automobile Dealers Corporation

For further information: For further information: Renée Cardinal, Communications Manager, Montreal Automobile Dealers Corporation, (514) 331-6571 (234),; Source: Karine Gélinas, Project Manager, Communications, Montreal Automobile Dealers Corporation, (514) 331-6571 (324),

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