Ford Motor Co. has honored six dealers for exceptional service to their communities.
The group, honored Thursday as part of Ford's 17th annual Salute to Dealers event, were part of a dealer network that donated more than $100 million to nonprofits in 2016. Ford dealers also volunteered a combined 800,000 hours last year.
"Time and time again our dealers find ways to truly go further in their communities," Edsel Ford II, chairman of the Salute to Dealers awards program and a member of the Ford board of directors, said in a statement. "I am continually amazed by the selfless efforts of our honorees and nominees who choose to make a difference in people's lives every day."
As part of the awards, the Ford Motor Company Fund will donate $10,000 to a charity of each honoree's choice.
Here are this year's honorees.
- Ken Crowley of Crowley Ford-Lincoln in Plainville, Conn.
- Natalie Tindol of Tindol Ford in Gastonia, N.C.
- Alan Jay Wildstein of Alan Jay Ford-Lincoln Inc. in Sebring, Fla.
- Vaughn Wyant of Jubilee Ford Sales in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
- Paul Brown of John Andrew Ford in Auckland, New Zealand.
- Turgay Mersin of Sadikoglu in Usak, Turkey.