GNYADA July 2014 Newsletter

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Bob Vail Named GNYADA Chairman 1

JULY 2014 Volume 24, Issue 5

automobile retailer. His grandfather opened a Chevrolet dealership in Ossining, N.Y., in 1918. Vail entered the family business in the '60s as a mechanic at the Ossining Studebaker dealership owned by his father and brother, John and Peter Vail. “Bob has been a dedicated advocate for dealers for many years,” said GNYADA president Mark Schienberg. He has been an active GNYADA member for more than three decades and has served the Board of Directors since 1993. During that time, he also served on the Executive Committee and as Chairman of the Finance Committee. Last year, Vail completed a $1.5 million renovation of his facility – a major investment in his community. “Our philosophy in business has always been that personal involvement and cus- tomer service are key to our business,” said Vail. At his installation, he recognized outgoing chairman Neale Kuperman’s contributions and achievements and pledged to build on those efforts.


2014 Annual Meeting Review page 2

Dealers Win With Franchise Law Amendments page 3

Annual Payday Notice Eliminated page 4 EPA Auditing MVAC Certificates page 7

Robert Vail, Chairman, Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association

Robert Vail, of the Vail Auto Group became Chairman of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA) at its Annual Convention, held at the Old Westbury Golf and Country Club in conjunction with GNYADA’s Charity Golf Outing, on June 16, 2014. This year’s Outing raised more than $115,000 for scholarships for automotive technology students.

Factories Change Provisions page 9

Automotive Education & Training Summer Seminars page 10

Vail’s family has been in the auto industry since 1918, and Vail is a third generation

New Cobra Notice page 11

Governor Signs Franchise Bill on Day of GNYADA Annual Meeting Even as Bob Vail was being sworn in as GNYADA’s Chairman, we received a call from Albany that Governor Cuomo was signing GNYADA’s top legislative priority into law. A comprehensive bill, updating the New York State Franchised Motor Vehicle Dealer Act, which had passed both houses of the state legislature overwhelmingly, became effective immediately upon the Governor’s signing it into law. (See page 3 for more info)

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