Alvin Konner, dealer principal of Konner’s Chevrolet, Inc. in
, assumed the NJCAR Chairmanship on November 1, 2008. He succeeds Eric Nielsen. Al is a third generation owner-operator of Konner Chevrolet, which was first established by his grandfather, Jacob, in 1919 and also operated by his father, Mitchell, for 50 years.A 30-year veteran of the retail automotive industry in West Caldwell, NewJersey , Al joined the NJCAR Executive Committee in February 2003 as Regional Vice President–Northern Region I. He has since served in the positions of Treasurer, Secretary and Vice Chairman.Al started his career working in the Parts Department of the dealership while in high school and college, where he earned a degree in Business Administration from NewJersey . He also attended the General Motors School of Merchandising in Rider University prior to assuming a management role at Konner Chevrolet.Al has also served as a Director of T-Ink, LLC, a technology company based in Detroit . He has served as President of the Essex County Auto Trade Association for the past seven years and has been a member of the Caldwell Rotary for 37 years. Al Lives in New York City .Other Senior Officers for the 2008-2009 Association year are: Vice Chairman Wayne Hileman ( Livingston, New Jersey Burlington Volkswagen KIA, Burlington), Secretary Michael McGuire (McGuire Chevrolet Cadillac, ) and Treasurer William Kundert, Newton Jr. (Kundert Motors, Inc.).