Tauber faculty select 2020 TIME Dealer of the Year Finalists

January 29, 2020

ANN ARBOR, MI  — Fifty new car dealers - out of more than 16,000 dealers nationwide - are nominated for the prestigious 2020 TIME Dealer of the Year Award. A panel of Tauber Institute business and engineering faculty have selected finalists from each of the four National Automobile Dealers Association regions, as well as the national award winner for the 51st annual presentation of the award. The nominees will be honored - and the national winner announced - on February 15 at the 103rd annual National Automobile Dealers Association Show in Las Vegas. In appreciation of the Tauber Institute's expertise, TIME and Ally have established an annual scholarship for Tauber Institute students.

Meet the 2020 TIME Dealer of the Year Nominees.

Read Automotive News' special supplement where they honor the men and women selected as nominees for the 2020 TIME Dealer of the Year award. To read the supplement and learn more about the nominees, visit > 

The TIME Dealer of the Year program honors new-car dealers in America who exhibit exceptional performance in their dealerships and perform distinguished community service. Dealers are nominated for the award by members of the Automotive Trade Association Executives. The Tauber Institute faculty panel then evaluates the competitors both on the business practices in their dealerships and on their contribution to their community. Judging criteria for the business component include customer satisfaction; personnel competence, training, attitude and record of service; financial status; ethics; new-car sales record; used-car sales record; service sales record; share of the market; customer satisfaction; physical plant and facilities; and dealer association participation. Judging criteria for the community component are service to community and humanity; civic, political and educational activities; and additional contributions to benefit others.

About Tauber Institute for Global Operations

The Tauber Institute for Global Operations is a joint venture between the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business and the College of Engineering, and 30 industry partners to facilitate cross-disciplinary education in global operations management. In addition to a broad array of core and elective courses, the innovative LeadershipAdvantage Program provides students with the tools to ascend to major operations leadership roles. Well-designed and managed team projects form the cornerstone of the Tauber Institute experience and allow students to apply their knowledge to real-world settings. The students, with faculty support, work at a company site to address substantive operations, supply chain and/or manufacturing challenges. These teams are exceptionally successful at solving problems that benefit company sponsors - operationally and strategically. Visit www.tauber.umich.edu to learn more.

Theresa Ceccarelli, 734-647-0308, tceccare@umich.edu