David W. Hult – President and Chief Executive Officer of Asbury Automotive Group – Email Address

Mr. David W. Hult serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, and member of the board of directors. Mr. Hult joined Asbury as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in November 2014. He is responsible for Asbury’s overall strategy and resources. David also is the senior liaison to Asbury’s board, investors and manufacturing relationships. In his role as CEO, he will remain hands-on working with operations leadership in developing strategic policies and programs to drive profitable stable-growth across the company. After serving our country in the US Army, David started his career as a retail sales associate and his success led to rapid advances within the industry. He has been an operator at the General Manager level as well as the regional level for a number of large dealership groups. In addition to his most recent position as Chief Operating Officer at RLJ McLarty Landers, David has extensive experience in multiple aspects of the industry including fixed operations, marketing and all levels of variable operations. His experience includes time with both large private organizations as well as a number of years with public automotive retail companies including Group 1 Automotive and Penske Automotive Group.

Asbury Automotive Group is a Fortune 500 company based in Atlanta and was founded in 1995. The company operates auto dealerships in various parts of the United States. Its current rank is 450 out of 500 [2]

As of December 2014, it is one of the largest automobile retailers in the United States, operating 104 franchises (83 dealership locations) in 18 metropolitan markets within 10 states.[1] As of December 2011, its dealerships represent 30 American, European and Asian brands. In 2014, the company reported its revenues of approximately $5.9 billion and sold 95,564 new vehicles.[1]

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