Martin NeSmith of NeSmith Chevrolet-Buick-Pontiac-GMC in Claxton was named a General Motors Dealer Of The Year today in New York City and presented with the prestigious Jack Smith Leadership Award. NeSmith is one of only 115 GM dealers out of 6,700 in the U.S. who were recognized for their exceptional sales performance and superior customer service.
The Jack Smith Leadership Award is named after the retired GM chairman and chief executive officer who founded the Dealer Of The Year program. The award, a Steuben crystal obelisk, represents excellence and high achievement, and was presented to each of the winners. On hand to congratulate NeSmith were senior General Motors leaders, including Rick Wagoner, GM chairman and chief executive officer.
"GM Dealer Of The Year recipients represent our company's commitment to excellence in this, our centennial year," said Wagoner. "Dealers are the face of General Motors to our customers, and this year's winners are truly the best of the best. We applaud their dedication, and value their contributions that help to ensure our mutual success."
"In honoring NeSmith, we recognize that he has reached the pinnacle of success in our dealer network, and we are grateful to have the opportunity to celebrate this achievement. NeSmith Chevrolet has successfully blended extraordinary sales and customer service," said Mark LaNeve, group vice president of vehicle sales, service and marketing, GM North America.