Ford Motor Company honored six of its dealers at the 15th annual Salute to Dealers awards at the 2015 National Automobile Dealers Association Convention in San Francisco.
Ford’s Salute to Dealers awards recognizes dealers who go above and beyond when it comes to giving back to the communities in which they live and work. Six dealers were selected from among more than 8,500 Ford Motor Company dealers worldwide. They are being recognized for exhibiting unparalleled giving, dedication and leadership to their communities.
Andre Rafael Borromeo, one of Ford’s dealer principals in the Philippines and his Ford Tacloban dealership, are one of just six Ford dealers globally to be honored with this year’s Salute to Dealers. Borromeo is the only dealer in the Asia region, and to the first-ever Filipino dealer to be recognized with this prestigious award.
Through the years, Borromeo has positively affected countless lives through his humanitarian and charitable efforts and his active participation in community development projects.
When Typhoon Yolanda hit Tacloban in 2013 and destroyed his dealership, Borromeo and his dealership team were able to reach out and help others by providing transportation, food, clothing and shelter to those who had lost their homes. He also secured vehicles to transport victims to safe locations and supported a group of foreign volunteers by sending additional manpower to assist in their medical mission.
Other Salute to Dealers honorees this year include:
- Robert Elder, Elder Ford of Tampa; Tampa, Florida, United States
- Nas Khan, Jennings Ford Middlesbrough; Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
- Ronald F. Kody, Richmond Ford Lincoln; Richmond, Virginia, United States
- Gary L. Uftring, Uftring Ford; East Peoria, Illinois, United States
- Miguel Zapata, Ford Zapata; Tlalnepantla, Mexico