Individuals recognized as Laureates join an elite club of the industry's finest dealers. In addition to receiving mementos of their tremendous achievement, Laureates are also invited to convene from time to time for member functions.

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Ambassadorship Laureate Silvy Niquet, Automobiles Niquet Inc., Saint-Bruno, QC
Innovator Laureate Mike Trotman, Trotman Auto Group, Langley, BC
Retailer Laureate Paul Valentine, Valentine Volvo, Calgary, AB


Ambassadorship Laureate Bob Bentley, Heartland Ford Sales, Fort Saskatchewan, AB
Innovator Laureate Michael Norris, Volvo of Edmonton, Edmonton, AB
Retailer Laureate Bert Hickman, Hickman Auto Group, St. John's, NL


Ambassadorship Laureate Patrick O?Regan, O?Regan's Auto Group, Halifax/Dartmouth, NS
Innovator Laureate Jonathan Hickman, Hickman Auto Group, St. John's, NL
Retailer Laureate Taylor (Ty) Newbigging, Sherwood Nissan, Sherwood Park, AB


Ambassadorship Laureate Al MacPhee, MacPhee Ford, Dartmouth, NS
Innovator Laureate Sean O?Regan, O?Regan's Auto Group, Halifax, NS
Retailer Laureate Joe Medina, Crosstown Auto Centre, Edmonton, AB


Ambassadorship Laureate Norman Hébert Jr., Groupe Park Avenue, Montréal, QC
Innovator Laureate Christian Chia, OpenRoad Auto Group, Richmond, BC
Retailer Laureate Trevor Boquist, Bennett-Dunlop Ford Sales Limited, Regina, SK


Ambassadorship Laureate Paul Shaw, Ken Shaw Lexus Toyota, Toronto, ON
Innovator Laureate Emain Kadrie, Phaeton Automotive Group, London, ON
Retailer Laureate Mary Nurse, Nurse Chevrolet Cadillac, Whitby, ON


Ambassadorship Laureate Larry Vickar, Vickar Community Chevrolet, Winnipeg, MB
Innovator Laureate Steve Chipman, Birchwood Automotive Group, Winnipeg, MB
Retailer Laureate Dan McKenna, Donnelly Ford Lincoln, Ottawa, ON


Ambassadorship Laureate Alex Baum, Cochrane Dodge Chrysler Jeep, Cochrane, AB
Innovator Laureate Bob Redinger, Ready Honda, Mississauga, ON
Retailer Laureate Dan Murray, Murray Chevrolet Hummer, Winnipeg, MB


Ambassadorship Laureate Harry Mertin, Mertin Auto Group, Chilliwack, BC
Innovator Laureate Patrick Priestner, AutoCanada Income Fund, Edmonton, AB
Retailer Laureate Vaughn Wyant, Jubilee Ford Sales, Saskatoon, SK


Ambassadorship Laureate Ross Ulmer, Ulmer Automotive Group, Lloydminster, AB
Innovator Laureate Brian Jessel, Brian Jessel BMW, Vancouver, BC
Retailer Laureate Izzie Manji, T&T Honda, Calgary, AB


Ambassadorship Laureate Paul O'Regan, O'Regan's Automotive Group, Halifax, NS
Innovator Laureate Kim Sorensen, Sorensen Pontiac Buick GMC, Medicine Hat, AB
Retailer Laureate Dave LaLonde, Don Valley North Lexus Toyota, Markham, ON

In recognition of our past and as a bridge to the future, the national winners of CADA's previous Dealer of Excellence Award are recognized below. They are:

Canada's National Dealers of Excellence

2001 Harold Cunningham
2000 Peter Norris
1999 Bill Matthews
1998 Jim Gauthier
1997 Moray Keith
1996 Henning Brasso
1995 Myron MacKay
1994 Don Folk
1993 Pierre Léveillé
1992 Dan Donnelly
1991 Larry Shaw
1990 Lefty Hendrickson
1989 John Trudeau
1988 Roger Gareau
1987 Bill Casey
1986 Ike Vickar
1985 Terry Yates
1984 Doug MacDonald
1983 W.J. Jack Matthews
1982 Marcel Castonguay
1981 Fern Turpin
1980 Don M. Bumstead
1979 Gerry Huber
1978 Bryan Rowntree
1977 Lloyd Gilbart
1976 R.J. MacDonald
1975 Grant Brown
1974 Maurice C. Carter
1973 Merrill E. Wolfe
1972 Bill Hill