National Automobile Dealers Association (sponsor), Braley, Buzz (speaker), Wagoner, Rick, 1953- (speaker), McCarthy, Frank E. (speaker), Wells, Harold B. (speaker)
First day of NADA convention 2001 General Session in Las Vegas, Nevada. Begins with opening ceremony, marching band and Green Valley High School Cheerleaders and Miss Nevada Tiffanie Story singing the National Anthem. Hosted by Convention Chairman Buzz Braley. 2000 NADA Chairman Harold B. Wells interview and convention speech. Tribute and presentation of the International Freedom of Mobility Award to outgoing NADA president Frank McCarthy. Time Magazine Quality Dealer Award presentation to Martin NeSmith of Georgia. Featured speaker is G. Richard Wagoner, President & CEO of General Motors. Wagoner identifies two major areas of recent change in the automobile industry, global consolidation and the Internet, and he outlines improved communications and innovation as two vital components to ensure the continuing success of both manufacturers and dealers in a rapidly changing world.
National Automobile Dealers Association (sponsor), Barnett, Carl (speaker), Press, Bill, 1940- (interviewer), Starling, Alan C. (speaker), Zetsche, Dieter (speaker)
First day of NADA convention 2004 General Session in Las Vegas, Nevada. Begins with entertainment, acapella singing group the Knudson Brothers. Opening ceremony and host Carl Barnett. Bill Press interviews Chairman Alan Starling. Alan Starling addresses attendees. Time Magazine Dealer of the Year Award to Paul J. Holloway. Featured speaker is Daimler Chrysler Chairman and CEO, Dieter Zetsche. Zetsche notes the importance of measuring customer satisfaction but also of the need for caution to not misuse the information collected from customer surveys. He further remarks on the strength of the dealership franchise model in selling and servicing automobiles. Zetsche lists and describes the following attributes that he believes vehicles will need to win future product wars: styling, innovation, safety, quality, concern for the environment, and value.
National Automobile Dealers Association (sponsor), Ally Financial (sponsor), Carpenter, Michael (speaker), Bertsch, Donovan (speaker)
At the 2015 NADA Convention, NADA Board of Directors member Donovan Bertsch introduces CEO of ALLY Financial, Mike Carpenter, who gives an overview of the sponsor's role in the award. This is followed by the presentation of Time Magazine Dealer of the Year Award nominees and finalists. Andy Crews of Manchester, New Hampshire, is announced to be the winner of the 2015 Time Dealer of the Year.
National Automobile Dealers Association (sponsor), Rondinaro, Steve (reporter)
Highlights from NADA-TV coverage of the 2008 San Francisco NADA convention featuring dealer franchise meetings, major speeches, workshops, awards, discussions, year round initiatives, dealer issues at the Detroit Auto Show, legislative issues, and commercial advertisers.
Glenn, John, 1921- (spk), National Automobile Dealers Association (sponsor), Willingham, James A. (speaker), Fitzpatrick, Dennis (speaker)
Opening session for NADA 2000 convention in Orlando. Includes opening entertainment. Hosted by NADA Convention Chairman Dennis Fitzpatrick. Speech by 1999 NADA Chairman James Willingham. Introduction of 1999 NADA Executive Committee. Announcement of Time Magazine Quality Dealer of the Year Award-Charles Donald Williamson of Jacksonville, North Carolina. Featured speaker Sen. John Glenn discusses his 1998 space flight on the space shuttle Discovery, emphasizing the importance of fundamental scientific research conducted in space. Glenn walks the audience through extended video footage from his flight. He ends his speech discussing the importance of political participation, cautioning against the increasing apathy and cynicism toward government and politics that he has observed amongst American citizens.
Ford, Bill, 1957- (spk), National Automobile Dealers Association (sponsor), Myers, H. Carter (speaker)
Part 2 of First day of NADA convention 2003 General Session in San Francisco, California. Continuation of speech by H. Carter Myers, 2002 NADA Chairman, speaks on the accomplishments of NADA during 2002 and the challenges for the upcoming year. Myers details the following as the three major goals NADA had for 2002: improve dealer-manufacturer relations and strengthen franchise system, increase NADA visibility in Washington, and improve dealer image in the public and media. Speech followed by Time Magazine Quality Dealer Award presented to John Berkstrom. Featured speaker is Ford Chairman and CEO, William Clay Ford, Jr. Ford speaks of the key lessons Ford Motor Company has learned from the past and how they are applying them to the future. These lessons include: success begins with great products, success of independent dealers as retail distribution network, and corporate citizenship and social responsibility as a crucial component of the automobile industry.
National Automobile Dealers Association (sponsor), Bradshaw, William Colliver, Richard E. (speaker), Leonard, Sugar Ray, 1956- (speaker)
Entertainers perform (Rat Pack & Elvis impersonators). 2006 NADA Chairman William Bradshaw introduces Executive Committee of NADA Board of Directors before giving a short speech. A video summary of upcoming convention events follow. Dick Colliver, executive vice president of sales at American Honda Motor Co., then speaks on the importance of maintaining a healthy relationship between manufacturers and dealers as well as developing trust with customers. The Time Magazine Quality Dealer Award presentation follow. The session ends with former professional boxer and motivational speaker Sugar Ray Leonard, who addresses the importance of determination, confidence and self-esteem, composure, communication, taking risks, and having a plan for success.
National Automobile Dealers Association (sponsor), Cain, Herman (speaker), Peterson, John P. (speaker), Gillman, Ramsay H. (speaker)
Shane Wilson, Executive Director for Metro, Atlanta NADA introduces featured speaker Herman Cain, who speaks on leadership. Speech is followed by convention video montage. The session following is hosted by 1997 NADA Convention Chairman, W. John [Dahl?] and features a dealer advertising awards presentation and NADA Charitable Foundation video. 1996 NADA President John P. Peterson introduces video on new 1997 president Ramsey Gillman. Gillman introduces NADA executive committee and begins speech.
Edited program of highlights from the 1990 Lavoisier Award Ceremony from 1990. Includes segment from Chairman of DuPont Ed Woolard's speech. Also shows Al McGlauchlin, Senior VP of Technology handing out awards for recipients and family members. Recipients included Max J. Becktold, Elmer Kaiser Bolton, Wallace H. Carothers, William H. Church, Thomas H. Chilton, Abraham B. Cohen, Lawrence B. Curtis, Ralph Kingsley Iler, Louis Plambeck Jr., Charles W. Todd and N.C. Wyeth.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (spn), Woolard, Edgar S., 1934- (speaker)
Program begins with segment on Lavoisier Medal recipients Herman Schroeder and Jake Jacobson. Interview subjects are unidentified. Announces 1993 Lavoisier Awards recipients: Ronald H. Halliwell, Donald R. Johnson and Gerald L. Litt. Includes speaker DuPont President and Chief Operating Officer, Edgar S. Woolard Jr. Presentation of medals by Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Alexander Maclachlan.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (sponsor), Carson, Ben (speaker), Xstream Interactive Communications (producer)
Program begins with selections from the Bethel AME's Children's Choir. Opening statement from Mark Wagman. Sandra Bowe, Director of Diversity and Work life, DuPont. Rodrick Moore presents the 2004 Dr. Martin Luther King art contest winners. Kashana Roberts, Cab Calloway School of the Arts performs. Michelle Marshall, Dupont Polymers, presents the 2004 Dr. Martin Luther King Essay Contest winners. Robert Ford, DuPont Public Affairs, introduces Dr. Benjamin Carson, Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Medical Institution. Nanticoke Indian Dance Troupe performs. Sandra Lewis, Finance organization, and Senior Vice President and Chief Science Officer, Dr. Tom Connelly present Dr. Martin Luther King Science Awards. Deborah Grubbe, Safety, Health and Environmental Excellence Center, gives thanks to participants of event. Program close with benediction by Alexander Kopatsis and a performance by the DuPont Diversity Choir.
DuPont Marketing Excellence Awards for Jim Holt, Account Manager, Sontara and Paul Langston, Account Manager, Aircraft-Composites Division. Interviews include Frank Coulter, Area Supervisor, Old Hickory; Ken Harrison, Technical and Research, Sontara; Fran Madeiros, Technical and Research, Sontara; James Baird, Process Supervisor, Sontara; Roger Sisterman, Purchasing Manager, American Hospital Supply; Walt Jones, Merchandising Manager, Burlington; Don Patterson, Quality Supervisor, American Hospital Supply; Mike Donnelly, Business Manager, Sontara ; Bob Adiches, CEO, Avtek Corporation; Len John, de Havilland Aircraft Company; Bob Hammer, Chief Project Engineer, Boeing 757, Boeing and Joe Jackson, Executive Director, SACMA.