Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
Mitsubishi Motors’ Distinguished Dealer Program is an initiative designed to recognise the achievements of top performing dealers and is the highest accolade for excellence in all-round dealership performance and customer satisfaction.

The following Mitsubishi Motors Dealer Principals received the award:

New South Wales
Debbie Clark, Penrith Mitsubishi
Craig Sutton, Suttons Mitsubishi
Allen Thomas, Thomas Bros Mitsubishi
John McGuigan, John Oxley Mitsubishi

Marc Caton, Eagers Mitsubishi
Shane Beach, Nundah Mitsubishi
Glen Stallard, Blue Ribbon Mitsubishi
Jason Wiegmink, Wide Bay Mitsubishi
David Cassels, Graeme Collins Mitsubishi
David Mete, Mareeba Mitsubishi

Victoria and Tasmania
Stephen Heron, Preston Motors Epping Mitsubishi
Grant Jenkins, Launceston Mitsubishi
Tony Jowett, Heidelberg Mitsubishi
Steve Callaghan, Callaghan Mitsubishi

Western Australia
Gary Fitch, John Hughes Mitsubishi
David Di Virgilio, Wanneroo Mitsubishi

South Australia
Carmine Papillo, North East Mitsubishi
Derek Mcilroy, Mcilroy Mitsubishi

Awards were also presented for the most outstanding Metropolitan, Provincial and Rural dealerships nationally for 2011 to the following:

Metropolitan Dealer of the Year: Gary Fitch, John Hughes Mitsubishi
Provincial Dealer of the Year: Steve Callaghan, Callaghan Mitsubishi
Rural Dealer of the Year: Derek Mcilroy, Mcilroy Mitsubishi

The awards were presented at a recent business symposium by MMAL’s outgoing CEO Genichiro Nishina, who applauded the hard work and expertise of the Mitsubishi Motors National Dealer Network.

“Excellence is at the core of operations at Mitsubishi Motors and we believe this is reflected across our entire Dealer Network. We are extremely pleased to congratulate these 18 dealers who have shown commitment to the vision of the Mitsubishi Motors brand,” Nishina said.

Incoming MMAL CEO Mutsuhiro Oshikiri echoed Nishina’s sentiments saying: “The Distinguished Dealer Award is the ultimate accolade and only presented to Dealer Principals who enthusiastically embrace and promote the Mitsubishi Motors brand and dynamic product range such as new cars, small cars, 4x4 and electric cars.”

All of Mitsubishi’s 200-plus dealerships across regional and metropolitan Australia were eligible to compete in the 2011 program, which recognises those representing the pinnacle of excellence in customer satisfaction, sales performance, service and facility standards.

To experience the outstanding knowledge and performance of the Mitsubishi Dealer Network, call the Mitsubishi Customer Assistance Centre on 1300 13 12 11, or drop into one of Mitsubishi’s 200-plus dealerships across the nation.

For further information contact
Caitlin Beale
Corporate Communications Manager
Phone: 08 8275 7250
Mobile: 0417 243 719
[email protected]

Shona Connolly
Corporate Communications Coordinator
Phone: 08 8275 2676
[email protected]

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About Mitsubishi Motors Australia

Mitsubishi Motors Australia is part of the global Mitsubishi Motors organisation and is fully owned by Mitsubishi, one of the world's largest companies.

The company's history dates back to 1870, when Mitsubishi's Japanese founder, Yataro Iwasaki, started a shipping company with three steamships. The company grew from strength to strength and, in 1914, registered the Mitsubishi three-diamond trademark. This symbol embodies more than 130 years of tradition, and has earned the confidence and trust of customers all over the world.

Mitsubishi takes great pride from knowing that more than 11 million people from around the world have chosen to drive a Mitsubishi vehicle. There are Mitsubishi dealers in more than 200 sites across Australia. These professional and knowledgeable dealers help owners ensure their Mitsubishi car is always looked after by fully-trained Mitsubishi technicians, using genuine Mitsubishi parts that meet stringent global standards.

Mitsubishi Motors works hard to develop cars that provide comfort, space, flexibility and safety; Outlander is one of them, including a range of advanced technologies such as Super All Wheel Control, Smart Keu and Bluetooth hands-free.

Caitlin Beale
P: 08 8275 7250
M: +61 0417 243 719


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