NJ CAR is proud to announce that Rick DeSilva, Jr., Dealer Principal of Liberty Hyundai, was recently selected as New Jersey’s 2021 TIME Dealer of the Year (TDOY) Award winner. The TDOY recognizes the best our industry has to offer, both as business leaders and civic leaders, and Rick more than qualifies on both accounts.
Nominations for the TDOY are submitted by NJ CAR members, and a winner is chosen by the NJ CAR Awards Nominating Committee, made up of the sitting NJ CAR Chairman and all past winners of this prestigious honor. A nominee must be a member of the National Automobile Dealer Association (NADA) and NJ CAR for at least five years. In addition, the individual should spend at least 60% of his or her time involved in dealership affairs. Rick will represent New Jersey in the National competition, which takes place at the NADA Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana, January 21-24, 2021.
Rick has previously served as NJ CAR Chairman in 2016-2017 and is a 23-year veteran of the retail automotive industry. In 2003, along with his brother Mike and his father Rick, Sr., he started Liberty Hyundai, where he was responsible for the Parts & Service business. Rick has grown the business and has become a highly respected leader in the auto retailing industry.
Please join NJ CAR in congratulating Rick on this great honor and wish him luck as he represents New Jersey on the national stage.