In this episode of the Used Car Dealer podcast, Zach Klempf interviews Bob Voltmann the CEO of the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA). Since joining NIADA, Voltmann has led new initiatives to bring even more value to associate members and partners. Bob discusses what it was like to join NIADA during the pandemic and upcoming in-person NIADA conference in Texas. This is an episode you will not want to miss!
Some of the questions asked include:
Q) Talk to me about what it was like to start at the NIADA in October 2020 working with used car dealers as the pandemic was ongoing; what was the experience like?
Q) 2021 has been a roller coaster of a year for the auto industry, talk to me about what you observed from your lens at the NIADA?
Q) What are your biggest initiatives this year (as an association) when it comes to issues that directly impact used car dealerships?
Q) For dealers listening, discuss the importance of joining an association, and how it can help them become successful?
Q) What are your thoughts on online dealers like Carvana or Vroom and their model?
Q) Futures question, what are your thoughts on EV vehicles and their impact on the traditional dealer model?
Q) What are your predictions for the rest of 2021 and what’s coming down the pipeline?
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Read the transcribe of this episode - https://blog.sellyautomotive.com/blog/interview-with-bob-voltmann-the-ceo-of-the-niada
NIADA Conference - https://www.niadaconvention.com/