American Honda Vice President visits Honda North in Butler, Pa

Honda North in Butler, Pa was recently honored by a visit from Dick Szamborski, Vice President of National Sales of American Honda Automobile Division.  Mr. Szamborski spent the afternoon with the Partners at Honda North to recognize their recent achievements of new Honda sales, and to take a first hand look at the construction of their new facility on Evans City Rd. in Butler, Pa.  Honda North is the one of the first dealerships in the country to be building a second new facility, due to outgrowing the existing facility in 4 short years.  When Honda North purchased Country Motors Honda in May, 2005, existing Honda new car sales volume in Butler was approximately 500 units.  In 2008, Honda North fell just short of 1000 new Hondas.  Preowned sales have increased over 400% in these 4 years as well.  Honda North is now ranked as one of the two highest volume Honda Certified Preowned dealers in the Pittsburgh Region, which includes all Honda dealers from Erie, Pa to northern West Virginia.

Mr. Szamborski toured the dealerships existing facility and examined the architectural drawings for Honda North's new facility, which will be approximately 29,500 square feet and will have both new and used vehicle showrooms, an indoor vehicle delivery area, as well as climate controlled indoor service drive.  Honda North Partners were honored by the visit by Dick Szambo, as he's known within American Honda.  He is the 2nd in command in the United States with American Honda Automotive Division; for him to take the time to travel to Butler, Pa to recognize our achievements is a visit that will be remembered for some time. 

Honda North Sales and Service can be reached at 800-786-2756 or through their website at

Pictured from left to right are: Joe Palmiero – Honda North President, Jon Palmiero – Honda North Vice President, Dick Szamborski – Vice President of National Sales – American Honda, Howard Neff – Honda North Vice President, and Michael Oberschelp – American Honda District Sales Manager, Pittsburgh Region.