SOURCE: Open Road Auto Group

April 16, 2014 08:58 ET

Michael Morais Promoted to President, Open Road Auto Group

BRIDGEWATER, NJ--(Marketwired - Apr 16, 2014) - Rod Ryan, Founder and Chief Executive officer of Open Road Auto Group today announced the promotion of Michael Morais to President.

According to Mr. Ryan, "From his most recent position as Chief Operations Officer and Executive Vice President of Open Road Auto Group, Michael has displayed exemplary leadership for our more than our 1,200 employees, dedication to providing our thousands of customers the best automotive experience possible, and is ready to continue growing our more than 42 years of automotive excellence.

Mr. Morais attended CUNY Staten Island majoring in accounting. In 1997, he joined Open Road Honda as a sales associate. Quickly adapting to automobile retailing, and almost immediately setting sales records for Honda and Acura, he devoted full time to car sales. Within a year, he was named Sales Manager at Open Road Acura of East Brunswick, NJ," Mr. Ryan added.

In January of 2001, Mr. Morais became the General Manager for Open Road Acura of Wayne, leading the dealership to a number three (3) national ranking in new vehicle sales, delivering over 1,500 new Acura's in 2003. Open Road Acura of Wayne was awarded the Precision Team Dealership of Distinction Award in 2002 and 2003.

In December of 2003, Michael was promoted to Vice President of Operations for the Open Road Auto Group. After completing a multi-million dollar facility upgrade at Open Road Honda in June of 2005, Michael led the dealership to the first ever number one (1) national ranking in sales.

Since then, Open Road Honda has claimed this distinct honor over seven times, and finished 2009 ranking second in the Nation for year-to-date new Honda sales.

In 2006, he facilitated the acquisition of property for newly-named Open Road Mazda of East Brunswick and oversaw the renovation and opening of Open Road Mazda of Morristown's state-of-the-art Retail Revolution Center. In 2008 Michael was nominated to the Mazda National Dealer Advisory Council and in 2009 was named National Chairman of the Council.

In early 2010, Michael spearheaded the acquisition and opening of Open Road Mercedes-Benz in Bridgewater, and has been an integral part of the completion of the Open Road Volkswagen and Audi Manhattan project in New York City.

About Open Road Auto Group

Open Road currently owns and operates over twenty five (25) automotive facilities including sixteen (16) dealerships throughout the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area representing Acura, Audi, BMW, Honda, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Smart and Volkswagen. The company's totally customer-centric approach, along with commitment to excellence, has earned Open Road the ranking of 15th largest automotive group in the nation by the Automotive News. Headquarters are in Bridgewater, NJ, 732-650-1550 or visit http://www.openroad.com/staff-news-promotions.htm

Contact Information

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    Missi Calafiore
    732-650-1550