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Stunning cars unveiled, Porsche opens new showroom



Porsche of Nashville unveiled a new showroom last night in Brentwood’s Mallory Park to an audience of civic and business leaders, as well as representatives from the international automotive company’s North American offices in Dallas and Atlanta.





Longtime Franklin businesswoman and educator Inge Smith welcomed Rolf Seiferheld to Williamson County last night. Smith, a native of Dresden, Germany shared her story of coming to the United States in 1938 with Seiferheld, who is a native of Stuttgart, Germany and a longtime executive with Porsche Cars.



Rolf Seiferheld, of Porsche Cars North America, left, presents Porsche of Nashville Service Technician Mike Cremonini with a Swiss handmade watch to mark his gold level certification with the international company. His colleague Nick Gwozdz, who achieved the same accreditation, was presented a similar watch by Archie Van Schoonhoven, of Porsche Cars North America.



Porsche of Nashville unveiled a new showroom last night in Brentwood’s Mallory Park to an audience of civic and business leaders, as well as representatives from the international automotive company’s North American offices in Dallas and Atlanta.

Robert Hartman, a graduate of Montgomery Bell Academy, is Porsche’s new general manager.

After a ribbon cutting with Williamson County Chamber of Commerce President Matt Largen, Hartman welcomed visiting guests from throughout the country.

Among those in attendance was Rolf Seiferheld, Area Sales Manager South, of Porsche Cars North America; Archie Van Schoonhoven, of Porsche Cars, North America in Dallas; and J. David Kurtz, Vice President, Area South, of Porsche Cars North America in Atlanta.

Sonic Automotive owns Porsche of Nashville, as well as several other luxury car dealerships in Middle Tennessee, including Crest Cadillac, Mercedes-Benz of Nashville, and BMW of Nashville.

Sonic will soon be opening two additional dealerships in Williamson County. Both Audi and MINI of Nashville will be moving from Nashville.  Sonic, headquartered in Charlotte, owns more than 100 dealerships in 15 states.

“Sonic has a large presence in North America,” noted General Manager Robert Hartman.

Sonic purchased Thoroughbred Motors in 2008 with the intent to build a new Porsche dealership in the Nashville region.
Hartman told the audience to expect the customer and technician service of the luxury automobile dealership “to be commiserate with the experience you have driving the car.”

“One of the key elements in our build is the fact that we have a viewing window,” Hartman told guests.
This feature inside the dealership allows owners to “be interacting and a part of the service experience.”

He noted that in order to provide extraordinaire service, Porsche offers its service technicians a gold standard training program.

“The best technicians in the world will be working on your cars.”

Before introducing a team of Porsche employees, Hartman invited Van Schoonhoven to present exclusively crafted Swiss watches to two individuals who have recently attained a gold-level status held by only 225 technicians in the United States.
Mike Cremonini and Nick Gwozdz received the honors by Porsche as part of the opening celebration.





Posted on: 8/16/2013

 
 

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