TROY, MI – NextGear Capital and Cox Automotive donated a Chevy Malibu to Troy, Michigan’s local American Red Cross chapter on behalf of Otto Hahne of City of Cars. Otto was recognized as the 2019 National Quality Dealer at the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA) Convention this past June in Las Vegas. The award honors dealer nominees representing their state associations from across the country. The National Quality Dealer has come to embody all that it means to be a dealer who is committed to quality, excellence, outstanding customer service, and committed to making their community a better place for everyone.
“One thing I love about being a part of NextGear Capital and the broader Cox Automotive family is that, even after 120 years, it’s still a family-owned private company, that continues to dedicate time and resources to causes and organizations that its team members believe in. Otto and his dealership exemplify what it means to be a dedicated community partner and their values align with those of Cox Automotive. It brings me great joy to present Otto and his team at City of Cars with the National Quality Dealer Award and celebrate them today,” said Bob Earle, senior director of performance management.
Otto accredited the honor to the hard work, dedication and passion his team puts forth every day. “I wouldn’t be here today without my wife Jerrianne and our incredible team. They have embraced the way I wanted the business to operate and have trusted myself and each other throughout the years. I am truly grateful to have such a supportive and customer-focused group of people with me every day.”
Bob Blumenfeld, COO of the Michigan Region for the American Red Cross and Dee Dixon, the chief development officer for the National Office in Atlanta were both in attendance. The Chevy Malibu will be the ninth emergency vehicle donated to the American Red Cross through a Cox Automotive company. By early next year, Cox Automotive will have donated 12 emergency vehicles to the American Red Cross. Since 2015, Cox Automotive has donated more than $1M to the American Red Cross in support of disaster relief. Each year, the American Red Cross responds to nearly 62,000 disasters around the country— from home fires and tornadoes to severe winter weather, hurricanes and floods.
About NextGear Capital
NextGear Capital, a Cox Automotive company, is the industry’s leading comprehensive provider of lending products, providing flexible lines of credit for dealers to purchase New and Used inventory at over 1,000 auto and specialty auctions and other inventory sources throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Ireland. Follow NextGear Capital on social media at @nextgearcapital.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.