ATD will crown its top truck dealer Saturday
The 2014 Truck Dealer of the Year and runner-up will be announced Saturday, Jan. 25, during the 51st annual ATD Convention and Expo, which runs concurrently with the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention and Expo in New Orleans from Jan. 24-27.
This year’s nominees, in no particular order, are:
• R. Kyle Treadway, president, dealer principal and legal counsel of Kenworth Sales Co. with locations in Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Nevada and Wyoming.
Treadway has been part of Kenworth Sales Company, which was founded by his grandparents in 1945, his entire life.
• Donald L. Sherwood, dealer principal of Sherwood Freightliner, Sterling and Western Star, in Dunmore, Pa.
Sherwood, a former Congressman, grew up in the automotive industry working at his father’s dealership. Following a stint as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army – where he managed a staff of 400 in a maintenance shop at an Army base – he founded Sherwood Chevrolet, which sold mid- and heavy-duty trucks.
• William K. Reilley, Sr., CEO of Lakeside International Trucks, with eight locations in Wisconsin and Illinois.
Reilley began his career in the truck industry in the mid 1960’s with International Harvester Co. in Chicago, progressing through a number of sales positions before becoming Fleet Sales Manager in 1981. Three years later he was approved to become the medium- and heavy-duty truck dealer in the Milwaukee, Wisc. market.