RAYNHAM, MA - Rick Mastria, President and CEO of the Mastria Auto Group in Raynham, MA, was recently awarded Time Magazine's Dealer of the Year Award for the state of Massachusetts. During a presentation at the Massachusetts State Automotive Dealers Association (MSADA) annual meeting, Rick was honored amongst his peers with this distinguished award.

TIME Magazine's Dealer of the Year Award is one of the most prestigious awards a new car dealer can receive. TIME Magazine, in association with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and in cooperation with the National Automobile Dealers Association, proudly names the Dealer of the Year at NADA's annual Convention & Exposition. The 2010 awards will be presented at the opening business session of the NADA annual convention in Orlando on February 13, 2010. Mr. Mastria and the other 49 state winners will convene to be honored for their achievements. The National winner will be announced at that time. The Dealer of the Year award calls attention to new car dealers in America who exhibit exceptional performance in their dealerships, combined with distinguished community service and exceptional customer service. Dealers are nominated by members of the ATAE (Automotive Trade Association Executives). "We received nominations for the TIME Dealer of the Year Award from across the Commonwealth. When it came time to narrow the field to one candidate, no one was more deserving than Rick. Especially now, many are realizing the important role that dealers play in the areas they serve. Through Rick's work with the YMCA and Chamber of Commerce, he's shown himself to be among our best examples of Massachusetts dealers giving back to their communities." said MSADA President James Boyle.

Rick Mastria started as a Buick dealer in Raynham more than 25 years ago. He added Pontiac and GMC Truck to his first dealership before being selected as a Saturn dealer in 1993. Just over four years ago, Rick was awarded a Nissan and a Subaru franchise which has added a new dimension to his business with his first entries into the import market.

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