Alex Perdikis has become a driving force in the automotive industry and his contributions to both business and charity have not gone unnoticed. The 39-year-old dealership owner has just been honored with the accolade of being named one of Automotive News “40 Under 40” best young managers within the industry.
The “40 Under 40” is an annual recognition program that honors America and Canada’s 40 top achievers in the new car dealership sphere who are under the age of 40. Nominations from both regions are evaluated and the top performers are identified from a selection of those who have enjoyed major success in the automotive industry. The dynamic team of 40 chosen to receive the prestigious accolade are then profiled in the July issue of Automotive News, a leading weekly publication that covers all happenings in the automotive industry.
Alex Perdikis Koons history goes back more than two decades, and since he took over the struggling Silver Spring dealership, he has successfully created a thriving business that continues to grow. Alex is credited with taking the beleaguered Mazda-Ford dealership and turning it into Jim Koons Automotive’s second most successful franchise in the entire 16 store nationwide network, and he continues to promote his store via his charitable work and sporting involvement.
Since Alex took over the Silver Spring dealership, he has grown sales from the approximately 39 Mazdas and 56 Fords sold back in 2010 to an average of 60 Mazdas and 100 Fords a month. He has also pushed up the sales of pre-owned vehicles and sells more than 120 month, in comparison to the 52 previously sold. Employing over 100 people, Alex Perdikis Koons dealership doesn’t just focus on sales of new and pre-owned vehicles: it also stocks parts and offers a full in-house service.
His Silver Spring dealership is also renowned for treating its vast employee base extremely well and in 2014, for the fourth year in a row it was voted “Best Place to Work” by the Washington Business Journal. Alex’s commitment to service is evident in everything he does and his contribution to both the motor industry and a selection of charities has been astounding.
In just under four decades, he has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for those less fortunate and was recently elected as candidate for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Man and Woman of the year program. His public profile has helped him not only grow his extensive automotive business and to boost Koons sales figures, it’s also been put to good use in a philanthropic way and it seems that Alex is no stranger to accolades that are very well deserved.
Alex now joins the “40 Under 40” hall of fame and is definitely one of the industry’s top performers in every sphere, and his passion for the motor industry is evident in everything he does.