AUSTIN, Texas — Service Group announced today that F&I trainer and automotive expert Tony Dupaquier will lead the company’s national training center, called The Academy. He will teach classes and develop the school’s curriculum and marketing outreach.

“We are very excited to add Tony D to our training team,” says Matt Woods, director of training solutions for Service Group. “He brings an additional level of experience and expertise to an already top-notch team. His desire to help others maximize their own performance aligns with Service Group’s objective of giving people the power to perform.”

Dupaquier brings a wealth of training experience to Service Group. He recently celebrated his 25th year in the car business. He’s held nearly every position in variable operations, from salesperson to general manager, and is a former Nissan National Walk-Around Champion. Dupaquier most recently served as director of American Financial and Automotive Services’ F&I school, where he was responsible for content, direction and marketing.

The F&I trainer has also been a featured workshop presenter at the National Automobile Dealers Association’s annual convention and has spoken at numerous 20 Groups and state dealer associations.