Steve Powers: Creating Reasonable Industry Expectations

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In this episode, we discuss creating reasonable industry expectations during these unprecedented times with Steve Powers.

Steve has spent more than 24 years in the Auto industry. The spark happened when he started his career at McDonald Automotive in 1998 as an Audi Brand Specialist. Since then, Powers couldn’t get enough and yearned to learn more and something different. At that point, Steve recognized the importance of diverse experiences and perspectives to drive innovation in the auto industry, and that’s when he became an Audi Sales Manager in 1999. In 2010, Powers became an Audi General Sales Manager and a couple of years later graduated from NADA’s General Dealership Management Academy and was promoted to Audi Denver General Manager.

He was recognized in 2019 as VP of Operations for the McDonald Automotive Group. In 2021, he became a partner of Polestar Denver and a partner with Toyota Greeley, Toyota Ft. Morgan, CDJR Ft. Morgan, and McDonald Mazda North (located in Longmont, CO). He is currently on the board of CADA (Colorado Automobile Dealers Association), a Chairperson of Audi NCM 20 Group, and a member of Audi of America Product.

00:00:00 Introduction
00:02:30 Automotive News
00:30:00 Blog Post of the Week
00:37:00 Steve Powers Introduction
00:41:00 For the Love of ICE
00:43:00 Reasonable Benchmarks
00:48:00 Inflation Reduction Act Expectations
00:57:00 Time Frame for Full Roll Out?
01:03:00:00 Trying to Predict Q4
01:11:00 It Is What It Is
01:20:00 Next Five Years

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