DSP Announces Kingman Appointment
Lake in the Hills, Ill.—July 17, 2017. Dealer Strategic Planning, Inc. (DSP) today announced the hiring of George Kingman as the 20 Group’s associate director. Kingman brings extensive experience in sales and store management, productivity improvement and team building to DSP.
Prior to joining DSP, Kingman held various positions at Bridgestone Americas Inc., including store manager, area manager and most recently, lab stores area manager. In these capacities, he helped drive innovation; foster a culture of over-achievement; and build employee, peer and partner relationships. His experience as lab stores area manager allowed him the opportunity to test new and innovative ways to increase productivity from the front counter to the service shop areas.
“With his experience in store innovation, we will be able to assist our 20 Group members with the latest in technological improvements as well as state-of-the-art management practices,” says Dennis McCarron, executive director of DSP.
Kingman says the decision to join DSP was the right choice for him. “After collecting my industry experiences, the DSP model allows me to help dealers in all areas of store operations: technical processes, marketing, advertising and employee motivation. I hope to drive customer service to a new level.”
About DSP 20 Group
Formed in 2007, Dealer Strategic Planning, Inc. launched the first 20 Group established specifically for the retail tire and service industry.
From its initial startup with one group and 20 members, DSP has grown to seven groups and more than 100 members. Each group, made up of not more than 20 members, meets three times a year. Bobit Business Media Inc. acquired DSP in 2016.
DSP 20 Groups offer independent tire and automotive service dealers the opportunity to share best practices, benchmark their financial data against the industry and dramatically improve their bottom lines.
For more information, contact McCarron at 310-533-2428 or [email protected]. Or visit DSP’s website at https://www.dsp-20group.com.