WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) has elected William P. Underriner as chairman for 2012.
Underriner, 59, president and co-owner of Underriner Motors in Billings, Mont., operates Honda, Hyundai, Buick and Volvo franchises. Underriner, NADA's current vice chairman, has served three terms as NADA treasurer and represents Montana's new-car dealers on the association's board of directors.
"I'm honored that my peers have elected me for this position," said Underriner, who's been in the automobile business since 1984. "I'm looking forward to the challenges ahead and the unknown because you never know what can happen in the auto industry."
The election was held at the Sept. 20 meeting of NADA's board of directors in Washington, D.C. Underriner will take office at the 2012 NADA-ATD (American Truck Dealers) Convention and Expo in Las Vegas, which runs Feb. 3-6.
Underriner is a past member of the association's Executive, Industry Relations, Dealership Operations and Membership committees. He's also served as chairman of NADA's Finance and Convention committees.
David W. Westcott, a new-car dealer from North Carolina, was elected as NADA vice chairman for 2012.
NADA, founded in 1917, represents nearly 16,000 new-car and -truck dealerships operating about 32,500 franchises, both domestic and international. For more information, visit www.nada.org.
SOURCE National Automobile Dealers Association