Listen: Bmw Group, Vice President Of Business Development, Michael Dunlap discussed on KOA Q and A with Ed Greene
"Group and with us today is Michael Dunlap who's the vice president of business development for shop automotive group Michael thanks for. Being with us first of all pleasure to be with you Having a lot going on out there first of all before we. Start let's hear a little bit about you. How did you get interested in the automotive business how do you get, working for shop you know my my my my grandfather was one of the the first Ford dealers back in Virginia where I grew up and I don't know I guess it's always been in my in my veins are in my DNA and when I came out, of school I went to work for BMW group. And was with BMW for about eight and a half years and fell in love with the Colorado lifestyle like so many other people in Jordan had. An. Opportunity to to join the shop family? And and about. Four years ago and it's been the best decision I've ever made we've. Got a great group, and a. Group that's really involved in the community which I'm proud of or good for you vice president of business development exactly what does that person do some days I don't, know, I think. I think it means that you pick up all the hats they're handed to you. You go but I look after our marketing and a lot of our community partnerships and and some. Of, our growth aspirated with new. Businesses and anything that I'm handed and Michael I understand shop automotive roof, started way back in nineteen forty one in a Pueblo gas station is that right. That's right Wallace is he's the fourth generation. Of our our ownership now he's Lisa shops son and Ralph shops grandson, but the family started in Colorado actually started out of a gas station in a livery stable and prep blow and ultimately migrated up here was part of the Weaver bady automotive group which sold Oldsmobiles in over the years we've migrated to some other brands and we've, continued to grow and now we have shot BMW. Honda in many down in highlands ranch off of c. four seventy and Lucent and we just acquired three more stores three of the short."