MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Mount Kisco resident Robert Vail, president of the Vail Auto Group in Bedford Hills, N.Y., has been named chairman of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA).
GNYADA represents more than 400 franchised automobile dealerships in the New York metro area, selling more than 429,000 new and used cars each year. Collectively, GNYADA members inject $27.1 billion into the economy and generate $1.83 billion in tax revenue for New York while helping to sustain a workforce of nearly 58,000.
GNYADA also operates the Center for Automotive Education & Training and organizes the New York International Automobile Show — the largest and oldest auto show in North America. An active GNYADA member, Vail has been a member of its board of directors since 1993.
He also served as secretary, treasurer and vice chairman on the Executive Committee and as chairman of the Finance Committee.
Vail’s family-owned franchised new car dealership Vail Buick GMC is at 606 N. Bedford Road, Bedford Hills.
For more than 20 years, the Vail family has worked in the Bedford Hills community. Last year, Vail completed a $1.5 renovation of his facility.
“Our philosophy in business has always been that personal involvement and customer service are key to our business. As chairman of the Association, I hope to engage our members and encourage them to get involved in our industry in the same way,” said Vail.