Mike Shaw, dealer principal of Mike Shaw Chevrolet Saab in Denver, was named 2012 Time Dealer of the Year, according to a news release. Shaw was recognized at the 95th annual National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention & Exposition in Las Vegas on Feb. 4.
"My mantra in business is that quality comes first, customers are always the focus and integrity is never compromised," Shaw said in a statement.
Shaw launched the Mike Shaw-branded stores in 1994 with Mike Shaw Chevrolet Saab in Denver. He now has six other dealerships in Colorado, Louisiana and Texas.
"My actions and ethics as a dealer have helped me become one of the largest minority-owned car dealers in the nation," Shaw said. "Family, ethical behavior and education are values that have guided me to success."
The announcement was made by Kim Kelleher, worldwide publisher of Time, and Tim Russi, executive vice president of North American Operations-Auto at Ally Financial.
"Auto dealers have a tremendous impact on the vitality and strength of communities across the U.S.," Russi said. "Ally is proud to support these extraordinary dealers who are truly making their communities better places to live and work."
The 2012 national Time Dealer of the Year winner receives a $10,000 contribution for a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of his or her choice, according to the release.
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