It was a working day of gratitude for West Palm Seaside, Florida and Colorado auto dealer Michael E. Maroone when he obtained the 2022 David F. Mungenast Life span Achievement Award from the American Intercontinental Automobile Sellers Affiliation (AIADA). The award was just lately offered in Las Vegas in the course of AIADA’s 52nd Yearly Assembly and Luncheon. The prestigious award is given by AIADA’s board of directors per year to an industry chief who possesses a equivalent group spirit and devotion to the automobile business as its namesake with an “unrivaled commitment” to his/her dealership and employees, community and spouse and children.
Proven in 1970, the AIADA is the only national trade association symbolizing America’s 9,500 intercontinental nameplate auto franchises in Washington, D.C. AIADA serves as an advocate for these dealers in advance of Congress, the White Property, and federal companies.
“I am deeply humbled to have been honored by AIADA with the David F. Mungenast Life time Accomplishment Award” claimed Maroone. “This recognition also serves as a tribute to the hundreds of valued teammates that I have been privileged to get the job done with and my father, Al Maroone, who was our founder and mentor.”
Maroone obtained his get started in vehicle retailing in 1975, exactly where he joined his father, Al Maroone, with the New York and Florida-centered Maroone Vehicle Group. Less than their management the group grew to 9 franchises in six areas with 900 associates. In 1997 Maroone began an 18-12 months vocation as president, COO, and director of AutoNation, Inc., a Fortune 500 automotive retailer. In 2017 he returned to vehicle retailing, founding Maroone United states of america, the place he now serves as CEO, working automotive franchises in West Palm Beach front, Florida Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Longmont, Colorado. Nowadays his manufacturers include things like Chevrolet, Honda, Ford and Volkswagen.
Supporting the community has generally been a cornerstone for Maroone. He is a member of a variety of boards and businesses, which include the Cleveland Clinic business board of directors and the board of Cleveland Clinic Florida exactly where he serves as chairman. The Maroone Most cancers Heart is positioned at Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Florida.
In addition to the David F. Mungenast Life span Accomplishment Award, recognition of his contributions to the automotive industry features remaining honored by Automotive News as an All-Star and one particular of the industry’s 50 Visionary Sellers of all time, receiving Time Magazine’s Top quality Seller Award, and the Lifetime Accomplishment Award from the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance. Florida Atlantic University honored Maroone as Entrepreneur of the Calendar year and he is a member of the Nova Southeastern College Entrepreneur Corridor of Fame.