ARI’s Roy W. Olivier, Sam Dantzler named 2013 Industry Leaders by Powersports Business
June 4, 2013
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In its latest issue, Powersports Business named ARI’s president and CEO, Roy W. Olivier, and industry consultant, Sam Dantzler, 2013 Industry Leaders. Powersports Business is a sister publication of Boating Industry.
“I’m excited to have been recognized as one of the four 2013 Industry Leaders by Powersports Business,” said Roy W. Olivier, President and CEO of ARI. “It’s an honor to be included with this group of individuals that have such a commitment, drive and passion for what they do and this industry,” added Olivier. “Helping powersports dealers, distributors and manufacturers Sell More Stuff!™ drives our business. The progress and growth that ARI has accomplished during my time as President and CEO is a direct reflection of the hard work and support of ARI’s customers, employees and shareholders.”
“Under Olivier’s guidance, ARI’s acquisition of 50 Below doubled the company’s website business and maintained the viability of an industry brand that dealershipsrely on for growth every day,” said Dave McMahon, Powersports Business editor in chief. “These executives have made selling powersports a better business proposition now than it was a year ago,” added McMahon. “They represent a broad base of the industry, and their drive has dealerships looking forward to the 2013 selling season.”
Sam Dantzler is the owner and face of Sam Dantzler Consulting and online training website Sam’s Powersports Garage, which offers a range of training outlets to all aspects of a dealerships. Dantzler is also a frequent speaker at 20-groups, OEM events and powersports and marine industry events, such as the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo.
According to the story, “With Dantzler exhibiting a passion that literally drives dealers into action, his contributions to the industry combine to make him a 2013 Powersports Business Industry Leader.”
Awarded annually, nominees are considered throughout the year, with the Powersports Business editorial staff selecting the winners. In addition to Olivier and Dantzler, awardees included Cristiano Silei, CEO of Ducati North America, and Sam Yourd, Vice President of Marketing, Motorsports Division of GE Capital, Commercial Distribution Finance. All of the winners will be recognized at the Powersports Business Institute at the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo), October 16-20, 2013 inOrlando, Fla. The May 27, 2013 edition of Powersports Business includes more than four pages of coverage devoted to the winners.