OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Three new associates were chosen to join the NCM Associates team as the company embarks upon several new consulting projects and expands its training programs.
Larry Beasley and Richard Ackman have joined the company as retail coaches for the Retail Operations Consulting division. Alvin Dvorak has joined the faculty of the NCM Institute Center for Automotive Retail Excellence as an instructor reporting to Garry House.
With more than 25 years of successful sales and general management experience with dealerships in Kansas, Colorado and North Dakota, Dvorak will lend his management and leadership skills in the classroom as NCM Institute’s newest full-time faculty member. In his new position, he will work side-by-side with Robin Cunningham and Garry House to develop the management competencies of the next generation of dealership leaders through the NCM Institute Center for Automotive Retail Excellence.
Beasley leaves Asbury Automotive Group where he served as the group’s pre-owned process director since 2009. Before that, he served in a number of capacities at Sonic Automotive Group. He will bolster NCM Retail Operations Consulting’s capacity as it prepares to launch a new used-vehicle operations improvement program this month.
Ackman comes to NCM from Borcherding Buick GMC in Cincinnati where he served as general manager. Prior to that, Ackman was with Germain Motor Company. In both organizations, Ackman was a strategic and tactical executive who was an effective turnaround manager. He will bring those same competencies to many more retail auto dealerships as an NCM Retail Operations Consulting coach.
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