John Pena is the Corporate Director of Sales for the Cardinale Automotive Group and the General Manager of CardinaleWay Bakersfield Dealerships which includes Audi, VW and Porsche. John has an impressive track record of dealership performance, and building professional sales departments. He is renowned for improving dealerships and bringing a store to new sales levels. This track record has been demonstrated with multiple brands including CJDR, Nissan, Mazda, VW, Audi, Maserati, Alfa, Dodge, Chevrolet, Honda and Kia.
John is a NADA graduate and a true car guy. He has a solid 20+ year career and has never lost his passion for the automotive business. He is a performance-driven team builder. His career has achieved numerous manufacturer performance awards, territory top producer lists, and most improved sales for the region and manufacturer. He is hands on and leads by example. He builds teams and leads them to new levels. John has a thorough understanding of the automotive marketplace, the customer and the dealership operation, and how to measure performance by KPI's.
John implements standard operational procedures and deploys technology into the team. His emphasis is on the customer experience, accountability, exceptional CSI as the ingredient for a loyal customer base and key relationships.
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