Toyota's Bob Carter to Headline AIADA's 44th Annual Meeting
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 17, 2013
International Nameplate Auto Dealers Will Gather in New Orleans
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American
International Automobile Dealers Association (AIADA) announced today that Bob
Carter, senior vice president of automotive operations at Toyota Motor Sales
(TMS), U.S.A., Inc., will provide keynote remarks at AIADA's 44^th Annual
Meeting and Luncheon on January 27, 2014. During the meeting, AIADA's dealer
members and other industry leaders will gather to consider the road ahead for
the U.S. international nameplate auto industry.
"Bob Carter has played a key role in steering Toyota to a position of
leadership in the U.S. auto market," said AIADA President Cody Lusk.
"Recognized for its commitment to creating vehicles that provide quality and
value for the customer, Toyota is a standard-bearer for the international
nameplate auto industry. Our dealers look forward to hearing Bob's perspective
on what our industry can expect in the months and years ahead."
As TMS senior vice president of automotive operations, Carter oversees the
Toyota division, the Lexus division, sales administration, Toyota Logistics
Services, Toyota Motor Sales de Mexico and Toyota de Puerto Rico. Leading up
to his current role, he served as group vice president and general manager of
the Toyota division, and before that, held the same title at the Lexus
Over the course of his career, Carter has held a number of executive
positions, including Toyota division vice president of sales, where he managed
dealer and field operations, private-distributor interface coordination,
corporate retail dealer development and public companies. He also served as
Lexus division vice president of sales and dealer development.
Carter spent time in the field as general manager of TMS' Denver regional
sales office and manager of Lexus eastern area office. He was also Lexus
national market representation manager. Additionally, he was general manager
and part owner of Hyannis Toyota in Hyannis, Mass.
Carter joined TMS in 1981 as a warranty processor.He holds a bachelor's
degree in business from Shippensburg State College in Shippensburg, Pa.
In addition to Carter's remarks, AIADA's 44^th Annual Meeting and Luncheon
will include the presentation of the David F. Mungenast Lifetime Achievement
Award and the passing of AIADA's chairman's gavel from the current chairwoman,
Jenell Ross of Ohio, to the chairman-elect, Larry Kull of New Jersey.
Registration for the meeting is available online at www.AIADA.org or call
SOURCE American International Automobile Dealers Association
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