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Salt Lake City,
UT, May 5, 2008 Auto industry research and production company
Accelerate Automotive announced that company president Jared Hamilton
has been awarded the 2008 Association of Automotive Internet Sales Professionals'
(AAISP) Distinguished Service Award. The award was presented during
a ceremony at the 4th annual Digital Dealer Conference at the Gaylord
Palms Resort in Orlando, FL. AAISP recognizes industry leaders
and outstanding contributions annually.
Mike Roscoe, AAISP Chairman commented,
"Jared really goes above and beyond. He is well known and
respected in the industry because of his significant contributions to
improve dealership performance and adaptability to the changes created
by the Internet. He is a pioneer whose research and innovation
has helped countless dealers. Recently, he has been instrumental
in developing the forthcoming AAISP Certification Program."
Hamilton has an extensive background
in retail auto sales, which began with odd jobs at his father's dealership.
He came up through the ranks working in sales for a number of dealership
groups. He is a graduate of NADA's Dealer Candidate Academy
and was most recently the General Sales Manager for a large Ford store.
Hamilton has devoted his career to making dealerships more profitable
by emphasizing effective leadership through proper financial statement
management, and leveraging technology and e-commerce opportunities.
He is President of Accelerate Automotive, Inc., which recently completed
a two-year research project, "The Masters Series: Automotive eCommerce,"
a ground-breaking documentary that explores the impact the Internet
has had on the car business and how the most successful dealers are
leveraging the web for growth.
"It is a great honor to receive
this award. I am happy to be a part of the industry and work with
such great individuals and organizations. Moving forward, I will
continue my work to help dealers improve their operations and leverage
technology," stated Hamilton.
Hamilton is currently focusing on DrivingSales.com,
an industry-specific network and online best practice sharing community
that connects auto industry professionals with the people and information
they need to take the industry to new levels. The site began as
a way for a group of dealer academy classmates to keep in contact with
each other.DrivingSales.com is the original dealer online network,
and as dealers increasingly see the value of social networking sites,
it is growing into one of the industry's most valuable resources.
Visit www.DrivingSales.com for more information.
About Accelerate Automotive:
Accelerate Automotive was founded to
research the issues facing dealers today and to produce unbiased educational
media on the opportunities and proven practices that are moving the
industry to the next level. The company leverages the collective
genius of the entire industry in a way that has never been done before,
all to the benefit of the local car dealer. Accelerate Automotive creates
truly non-biased dealer reports and information that drive results and
profitability. Visit www.AccelerateAutomotive.com for more information.