DealerSocket is proud to announce that Tom Brewer, former senior executive at Ford Motor Company, will be a guest speaker at our NADA booth. Tom will lead three sessions, titled The Future of Digital Retailing, on Friday, April 1,Â at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 2 p.m. Tomâ€™s wide scope and depth of experience with Ford proved highly effective overseeing key international posts in emerging markets and environments with constant change. Heâ€™s worked vigorously with dealers throughout the years and is often referred to as â€śa dealerâ€™s friend.â€ť Tomâ€™s extensive knowledge, experience, and relationships give him a unique, holistic view of the digital landscape and how it is changing the way dealers do business.Â
Tom Brewer amassed a wealth of marketing, sales, and service experience over the past three decades with Ford Motor Company. He held a range of positions in marketing and sales, with responsibilities covering marketing strategies, retail campaigns, customer service, distribution network, and dealer development.
His key positions includedÂ Director of Sales, Marketing and Service Ford of Brazil; National General Marketing Manager of Lincoln Mercury; President of Ford Operations Thailand; Vice President Marketing, Sales and Service with Ford Asia Pacific & Africa; and most recently, prior to retirement, General Manager for Ford Motor Company in the Western United States (WMA). In his final position, he managed and was accountable for business results related to profit and loss. The WMA was consistently the No. 1 performing market and contributed profits of over $1 billion on a net revenue of nearly $10 billion and nearly 700,000 retail and fleet vehicle sales annually. He was responsible for 165 employees and 450 dealerships.
Tom drove change through compassionate leadership and got results through team building, partnership development, strong business acumen, process improvement, disciplined follow-up, and an extreme competitiveness. He was highly regarded for rescuing and motivating stalled teams and organizations, recapturing their â€śhearts and mindsâ€ť to drive performance and increase revenue. Tom has a gift for identifying talented employees, developing them into outstanding leaders, and leading the ordinary to the extraordinary.