At Buick and GMC, we have a renewed focus on our customers. And we’re here to listen to you. On March 26, you’re invited to meet with key Buick and GMC executives for an open discussion on any questions or suggestions you might have. We want to know what’s on your mind. We’re here to listen, not sell. This is a chance for us to get feedback from the people who matter most, our customers. We look forward to seeing you soon. More importantly, we look forward to listening. Join us Saturday March 26th from 10 AM to 6PM.
T. Scott Jordan
Carl Black Chevrolet
Scott got his start at Carl Black in March 2001 as a sales manager in the fleet/commercial operation and has progressed his way through the ranks as GMC sales manager, general sales manager, general manager and executive manager as of July 2006.
Buick GMC Zone Manager
Scott has worked for GM for over 23 years, starting while still a college student. His first real job after college with GM was working in the Buick Customer Assistance Center taking calls serving our customers. “Listening to and helping customers all day long was a great foundation for all the work I’ve done since then,” says Scott. “We make one sale to one customer, one day at a time. We know how important it is to retain our customers for life.” Scott’s travels for GM have had him in seven different assignments, mostly in the Southeast and Southwest. “Buick and GMC both have fantastic products today. Buick, in fact, is the fastestgrowing brand in the U.S.“
North America Quality
Matthew has worked in the auto industry since 1991 in a variety of functions within General Motors including purchasing, supplier quality, warranty cost recovery and quality. His current assignment within quality is to provide the warranty and external survey performance data and reporting and the global business systems to support. This supports Team GM’s World’s Best Vehicles objective and our goal to be a quality leader in every segment in every market where we compete. Additional assignments in supplier quality in support of launch products both overseas and here in the U.S. made Matthew realize how critical initial product quality is to our customers and how it drives overall customer perception.
Executive Technical Assistant
Global Chassis Organization
Gena started working for GM as a college intern in 1995. Gena has spent the majority of her career working within the chassis organization. Her design engineer assignments have been in driveline, brakes and suspension. She also worked on the 2007 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra launch team. Her responsibilities were to lead a crossfunctional team in the design issue resolution process at five manufacturing facilities located in three countries (Canada, USA, Mexico). Gena earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University and a Master of Science degree in engineering science management of technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Barbara J. Leising
Manager, Electrical/Electronic Partition
Global Aftersales Diagnostics and Electrical Engineering
Barbara joined General Motors as an intern with Delco Electronics (now Delphi) as an electrical engineer working on engine control modules. She transferred to Saturn and was in the first group to locate in Spring Hill, TN. She worked with the electronic component suppliers to ensure quality. Now, as a member of Customer Care and Aftersales, she supports all of the electrical systems globally to provide the GM dealers with what they need to properly diagnose and repair the electrical systems. Barbara has a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and also her Master of Business Administration from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.
The Service Parts Assistance Center is the group that works to expedite getting parts to dealerships. Dennis grew up in Flint, Mich., in a GM family—his father, two brothers and a sister all worked (or currently work) for GM. He joined the company right out of high school, just three weeks past his 18th birthday, and started on the assembly line building Buick bodies. That was 37 years ago. Since then he’s spent 14 years in manufacturing, and went on to other assignments in GM’s Parts Technical Assistance, Powertrain, Global Security and Technical Assistance Training activities. He took a short break during the oil embargo to serve in active duty in the U.S. Navy in Italy and Hawaii, and also spent six years in the reserves.
Carl Black Kennesaw has teamed up with Cadillac Jack and Kicks 101.5 Crew to host Live on the Lot on Saturday March 26. The Carl Black Stage goes Live at Five with a truckload of Nashville’s newest talent performing their future hits. Check them all out here.
Big Kenny is our Host
Big Kenny of Big and Rich will host our Live on the Lot event. Don’t miss a chance to hear Big Kenny talk about how Carl Black was there in the beginning and helped Big and Rich make it to The Big Time! Catch up with Big Kenny and the upcoming Big and Rich tour right here at www.bigandrich.com.
The Dirt Drifters
Five guys, one dream and rocking first single called Something Better. After several years together, road tested, club polished, they signed to Warner Brothers Records in Nashville. Their first single is just now making its way on to Country radio and up the charts. The Dirt Drifters are a Country band that writes and lives their own songs. Check them out on www.thedirtdrifters.com.
Growing up in rural Arizona, Troy Olsen has lived the life of an American cowboy. There he honed his songwriting skills and made a good living playing clubs and opening for national acts. In 2002 he moved to Nashville and started the long haul of landing a record label deal at EMI Capitol Records in 2009. Troy’s current single is Good Hands and you can find out more about it at www.troyolsen.com.
You don’t know his name yet, but you will not forget his voice as he launches into his first single Mr. Bartender. A resident of Duck Springs, AL, Bradley caught the attention of John Rich on the Get Rich Talent Search as he won the completion and then landed a record deal at Columbia Nashville. Bradley had his record deal a mere 9 days when he stole the thunder at the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville. Bradley is so new that there currently is not a web site, photo’s, bio, etc. But trust us, you don’t want to miss this kid steal the show in Atlanta.
Local talent Corbette Jackson has scored a home run with his heart felt single Heart of a Champion. The song was penned for Coweta County Firefighter Chris Landrea as he began treatment for stage four lung cancer. The song debuted on WKHX radio with Cadillac and Dallas and has now brought a community together to help this family in need. Downloads of Heart of a Champion are available on ITunes and 100% of the proceeds go to help the Landrea family.