Lexus' Mark Templin to Serve as Keynote Speaker at AIADA's 42nd Annual Meeting and Luncheon

Sep 14, 2011, 12:00 ET from American International Automobile Dealers Association

International Auto Dealers will Gather in Las Vegas

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American International Automobile Dealers Association (AIADA) announced today that Mark Templin, Group Vice President and General Manager at Lexus, will provide keynote remarks at AIADA's 42nd Annual Meeting and Luncheon on February 6, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The meeting's theme – A Legacy of Leadership – will examine how today's international nameplate dealers are defining the future of the U.S. auto industry.

"Lexus has proven itself a leader in the U.S. auto market, and Mark Templin has played a central role in making it one of today's most popular luxury brands," said AIADA President Cody Lusk. "His remarks will provide invaluable perspective for dealers considering how our industry can continue to lead in the U.S."

As Group Vice President and General Manager of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A.'s Lexus Division, Templin oversees all activities of the brand's operations, including sales and marketing, retail development, customer satisfaction, and product planning.

Templin joined Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. in 1990. Since then, he has served in a variety of roles including General Manager, Lexus Southern Area; Sales Administration Manager and Retail Operations Manager at the brand's national headquarters in Torrance, Calif.; Vice President of Lexus Customer Service; and Vice President of Lexus Marketing. Prior to his current position he served as Vice President of Scion, where he was responsible for all of the brand's activities. Prior to joining Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., he held positions at General Motors' Oldsmobile Division.

In addition to Templin's remarks, AIADA's 42nd 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 Chairman, Jim Smail of Pennsylvania, to Chairman Elect Ray Mungenast of Missouri.

Registration for the meeting is available online at or call 1-800-GO-AIADA.

About AIADA: Established in 1970, AIADA is and continues to be the only association whose sole purpose is to represent America's 10,000 international nameplate automobile franchises. These retailers have a positive economic impact both nationally and in the local communities they serve, providing more than 500,000 American jobs. Visit AIADA online at

SOURCE American International Automobile Dealers Association