In February 2017, The Cannata Report will celebrate its 35th Anniversary. One of the main features in our 35th Anniversary issue will highlight 35 icons from the independent dealer community””one representing each year of publication as selected by our readers and a panel of past and present industry leaders.
We invite you to suggest dealers you consider industry icons. The criteria for consideration is as follows:
• Any dealer, formerly or currently in operation, with a minimum of 20 years in the industry and 10 or more years operating a successful dealership or dealerships.
• A commitment to excellence through innovative business practices and a willingness to embrace new technologies.
• Industry involvement in dealer groups and associations such as BTA and/or participation with his or her OEM’s Dealer Advisory Board.
• An individual who commands respect from his or her peers across the industry, among employees, and across business partners.
Please email your suggestions (with no limit to the number of icons you suggest) to Scott Cullen, managing editor, at email@example.com, along with a line or two as to why you consider that person an industry icon. A personal memory about your selection(s) would also be appreciated. Deadline for suggestions is December 1, 2016.