Findlay Automotive Group brings Mazda back to the Valley Automall
Veteran automobile sales executive Allen Montalvo is now at the helm of Findlay Mazda in the Valley Automall, and the former Marine is happy to be with Findlay Automotive Group’s newest addition in a fast-growing umbrella of dealerships.
“Mazda has loyal brand enthusiasts and its bread and butter is a driver’s vehicle,” explained Montalvo, who is now the general manager of the all-new Findlay Mazda. “We are now in Phase One of turning the product into a premium brand. The brand has been in existence since the 1960s, so it certainly has strong following.”
Interestingly, the Mazda brand disappeared from its Henderson roots in the Valley Automall about 2 and a half years ago.
“The Findlay family and CFO Tyler Corder all saw the need to have this Mazda dealership, and the group made the move to bring the highly-respected brand into the Findlay Automotive Group,” explained Montalvo. “The Findlay organization has an uncanny ability to identify opportunity and secure automotive brands, and Mazda is an example of that.”
The team at Findlay Mazda sold two vehicles only hours after the dealership was opened. Montalvo says he feels that word about the new dealership is spreading quickly.
Proof of the fact is that one Kingman, Ariz., customer traveled to Las Vegas for service on his 2015 Mazda3.
“We’re the first Mazda dealership in Southern Nevada to have Mazda’s new state-of-the-art look dubbed the Mazda Evolution Facility. Montalvo added, “I’ve been in the car business for 14 years and this is honestly the nicest facility I’ve ever seen.”
Montalvo said the Mazda name has a strong inventory of popular models with some exciting new models coming soon.
“The CX5 and the Mazda3 are currently the top selling models,” said Montalvo. “There are customers who bought Mazdas more than 40 years ago and love the product line. They’re very loyal. The styling and the performance is what is attracting the new buyers.”
Findlay Automotive Group CFO Tyler Corder praised Montalvo.
“Allen Montalvo has been with Findlay Automotive for quite a few years as general sales manager at Findlay Acura,” explained Corder. “He’s done an outstanding job and is a great leader. We’re really proud to be able to give him the opportunity to be our general manager at Findlay Mazda. We’re looking for him to do great things in his new position.
“One of our strengths at Findlay Automotive is our outstanding people. We have great talent which allows us to promote from within when we open a new dealership. Of our 17 dealerships in Southern Nevada, every one of the general managers was promoted from within our organization. We’re proud to continue this tradition by elevating Allen to be the general manager of Findlay Mazda.”
Further information regarding Findlay Mazda can be found by visiting the dealership at 7760 Eastgate Rd., by calling 702-955-5555 or by visiting www.findlaymazda.com,
Findlay Automotive Group was founded in 1961 by Pete Findlay and now includes 33 dealerships in Nevada, Utah, Oregon, Idaho, California and Arizona.