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David Ruggles
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40 years in the auto business. Created, with partners, the world's first system to identify pre-owned leasing opportunities. Have conducted seminars and workshops in the USA and Japan. Recently completed 18th seminar in Nagano Japan.
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Henry Ford, a documentary

Posted on January 23, 2013 at 12:41pm 0 Comments

Henry Ford – A Documentary


Public Broadcasting Service PBS Premiere of American Experience Presents Henry Ford Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 9:00 – 11:00 PM on PBS – A Review


By David Ruggles

Henry Ford changed the world with his assembly line method of auto assembly, patterned after processes he observed in the meat packing industry.  One might think there is nothing new to be learned…


Book Review: "Car Guys versus Bean Counters"

Posted on August 22, 2011 at 1:51pm 1 Comment

Book Review of:  "Car Guys vs Bean Counters. The Battle for the Soul of American Business," by Bob Lutz

Review by David Ruggles


The automotive world has been waiting for this book for months.  Lutz gave a preview to a group at a fleet conference I attended in Las Vegas last summer, where he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Automotive Fleet and Leasing Association (AFLA).   His… Continue

I Was Wrong! But Don't Tell My Wife I Admitted It!

Posted on July 8, 2009 at 4:39pm 0 Comments

I predicted that Chapter 11 bankruptcy for Chrysler and GM would cause chaos and linger for years. Well, I was right about the chaos part. Little did I know what can happen when the government is the driving force behind a Section 363 sale in a Chapter 11, and how much influence the provider of Debtor in Possession financing has - especially when they also happen to be the government.

I do, however, remain dead set against the arbitrary termination of Dealers. Let’s hope there is a… Continue

Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics!

Posted on June 4, 2009 at 10:02am 0 Comments

As I watched the Senate hearings today on CSPAN my blood boiled. When asked about the money they would save by cutting their dealer count these guys, Henderson and Press, engaged in some serious obfuscation. They asserted that by swapping an "under performing" dealer for a "performing dealer" they would pick up the gross profit of the additional sales of the new "performing" dealer. These calculations of the difference between what they got and what they felt they were entitled to makes up the… Continue

The “Throughput” Myth

Posted on June 1, 2009 at 5:57pm 0 Comments

Much has been written and spoken by the administration and in the media about the bankrupt Chrysler and GM Dealers lack of “throughput” as if it is a big drag on Manufacturer viability. This is used to justify the rejection of “deficient” and “extraneous” Dealers. It was pointed out in the Wall Street Journal recently that Toyota Dealers average 1613 new units per year while Chevrolet averages 643 and Dodge 408. The piece used the word “disastrous” to describe Buick Dealers’ 102 unit per year… Continue

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At 3:21pm on January 14, 2009,
Brad Doenges
Hi David...Or as Buddy says another Bartoulian
At 8:37am on July 30, 2008, Mike Warwick said…
Hi David,

Do you know of a bank or leasing company that is leasing pre-owned vehicles in Massachusetts? My dealer wants to get into this market but we can't find a lender doing this in MA.

Thanks for your help!
Mike Warwick
Stoneham Ford
At 11:01am on June 15, 2008, Ralph Paglia said…

It is great to see you here... I am back in my home office after returning from last week's Phoenix-Chicago-Dallas road trip. I am working on preparing next week's materials.

Despite the fact that I should be doing something else, I just had to go online to see if there were any new Automotive Digital Marketing Group members for me to welcome. I found out that I am way behind in my greeting new members.... Toil, Toil, Trouble and Boil!

I am happy to see you have joined our professional community.

Please take a moment to share some more information about yourself and your professional role. Links, blog postings, photos and videos are all appreciated.

Please note that you can upload documents into any blog post or forum discussion for ADM members to download. There are already hundreds of PowerPoints, Excel Spreadsheets, Word Doc's, PDF files and more... We would be thrilled to get you to upload a few of yours to share with the community.

It was very nice of you to take the time to upload a profile photo so our ADM members can put a face with your name... Thank you!

I love seeing yet another automotive professional and industry colleague like yourself join the ADM community... When I checked the membership section a moment ago, I was pleasantly surprised to see that we are now up to over 900 automotive sales and marketing professionals who have joined the ADM Community!

Amazing support from an amazing industry... Makes the aggravation of flying around the country with a guy sitting next to me who keeps sticking his elbow into my ribs, somehow worth it!

Thanks for helping us get to this critical mass of over 900 members. I am thrilled and delighted to see that you have joined our community... Welcome and THANK YOU!

We are looking forward to any best practices, guidance, tactics, files, photos and videos you are willing to share with us.

Also, you have full access to your very own blog web site within this community, so feel free to get into the swing of things and use this community as a means of sharing with associates, customers, clients and friends!

Ralph Paglia
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