Monday, May 14, 2018
Philippines' Top Dealers Named GM Southeast Asia Grandmasters
Three Chevrolet dealers from the Philippines were among the twenty-three Chevrolet dealers recently named GM Southeast Asia Grandmasters during a ceremony held in Dubai last week.
GM Grandmasters rewards GM’s ‘best of the best’ dealers in Southeast Asia for their excellence in serving Chevrolet customers across sales, service and aftersales.
The winners from the Philippines were Chevrolet Pasig, named Metro Manila Dealer of the Year and was represented by Mr. Rene K. Limcaoco and Mr. Tey Sornet (their sister branch, Chevrolet Alabang was bestowed the same honor in 2017), Chevrolet Cebu, awarded with Regional Dealer of the Year and was represented by Ms. Emily S. Ong, Ms. Elvie Alcala, and Mr. Deney Rojonan, and Chevrolet Ilocos Norte, named Rookie of the Year and was represented by Ms. Carisa Laus and Ms. Shiela Salita. The Covenant Car Company, Inc. (TCCCI), the exclusive distributor of Chevrolet automobiles and parts in the country, was represented by Atty. Alberto B. Arcilla, President and Managing Director of TCCCI, and Ms. Leah R. Avante, Vice President and Director for National Sales Services of TCCCI.
Participants included the highest-performing dealers from Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. They were selected based on vehicle and parts sales, service, customer satisfaction and facility standards. In short, these Grandmasters embody the Chevrolet ‘Complete Care’ philosophy at every level, going above and beyond to regularly exceed customer’s expectations.
GM Southeast Asia President, Ian Nicholls, said “Our dealer partners are critical to our success. Thanks to their outstanding contributions and hard work, we grew our sales in Southeast Asia by 16 percent in 2017 compared to 2016. In the Philippines, our sales grew by 11 percent in 2017, thanks to great new vehicle launches. This is an achievement we should all be proud of and I want to thank all of our dealers for their hard work and commitment.”
During the GM SEA Grandmasters event, dealers engaged in a series of business meetings and team-building activities and had the opportunity to test drive some of GM’s award-winning products, including the Chevrolet Trailblazer and Silverado through the desert of Dubai.
Guest speaker Gary West, Head of Future Mobility at GM Middle East also outlined GM’s leadership in next-generation mobility and GM’s vision of a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion. West said “GM is defining the future of personal mobility in the areas of connectivity, alternative propulsion, autonomous driving and ridesharing. We are determined to be the leader in tomorrow’s technologies.”
Sumito Ishii, Vice President for Vehicle Sales, Service and Marketing for GM Southeast Asia added: “With great new products incorporating GM’s most advanced global technologies and our continuous focus on delivering the best customer experience possible, together with our dealer partners we will continue to serve our customers better and drive the Chevrolet brand further.
Speaking at the awards ceremony, GM Southeast Asia President Ian Nicholls said: “Congratulations to all of our award-winning dealers. You have been instrumental in the growth of GM and Chevrolet across Southeast Asia. We are proud to have each of you as a partner.”