This excerpt taken from the LAD 8-K filed Aug 25, 2008.
MEDFORD, OR. August 25, 2008 (For Immediate Release) Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE: LAD) today announced the appointment of William L. Glick to its Board of Directors. Mr. Glick comes to the Company with thirty-four years of service to Ford Motor Company. During his tenure at Ford, Mr. Glick held a wide variety of management positions in Sales & Marketing, including: Field Organization Transition Manager, Public Company Franchising Manager, Truck and Dealer Advertising Managers, Field Operations Manager, and Regional Sales Manager. Mr. Glick directed the largest reorganization of Fords Sales and Service organization, where he helped consolidate the Ford and Lincoln-Mercury Divisions. As Public Company Franchising Manager, he managed the relationship with Public Companies owning Ford and Lincoln-Mercury dealerships. While Truck Advertising Manager, Mr. Glick developed numerous impactful campaigns, and was recognized with a prestigious Gold EFFIE award from the American Marketing Association. He also worked as a Senior Accountant/Auditor for the New York City office of Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Company. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Accounting from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut, and completed the Strategic Marketing Program of Duke University in North Carolina. Mr. Glick is a Certified Public Accountant, and a member of the AICPA. Currently, he is the Founder and President of William L. Glick & Associates, LLC, a business consulting firm located in Farmington Hills, Michigan.
Lithias Chairman and CEO, Sid DeBoer commented, Mr. Glick is a valuable resource for Lithia, and his years of experience in the auto industry will no doubt help to provide rewarding direction to our company. Over the past six weeks, we have taken steps to reshape our Board of Directors by adding three new members. With the addition of Mr. Glick, our independent board members have a collective total of 144 years of experience and contacts within the auto industry.