Alex Perdikis of Koons makes AN 40 Under 40ê list
WANADA member Alex Perdikis, managing partner of Koons of Silver Spring, is on Automotive Newsês 40 Under 40 list of up-and-coming young dealership executives. The dealerships on the list are leading cultural change in dealerships driven, they say, by tech-savvy consumers who want a fast, transparent buying experience, the editors write.
Perdikis took over the Koons store in 2011, a year after Jim Koons Automotive bought it as a struggling operation. Before Koons acquired it, the dealership was selling 56 Fords, 39 Mazdas and 52 used cars a month, according to Automotive News. Perdikis has boosted monthly sales to 100 Fords, 60 Mazdas and 120 used cars. Last year, the store saw its best-ever profit.
It was a situation where I saw such a great opportunity that was slipping through our fingers, Perdikis told AN. I felt personally responsible for it.
Continuing the good work habits he picked up as a linebacker at the University of Richmond, Perdikis rises at 4 a.m. to study the previous dayês lead reports, then works out and helps his children prepare for school before heading in to work, the newspaper reports.Download Bulletin PDF