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Meet the new Owner of Car People

Meet the new Owner of Car People

As a dedicated Placement Counselor with Car People Agency for over 20 years, Dave DeMontigny is now the proud owner of the company effective September 1, 2017. The retirement of founder and previous owner Brad Engelbrecht provided Dave with a tremendous opportunity – to take over management and ownership of a company he has worked with for two decades.

Dave has a depth of experience as a businessman in the automotive field. He was co-owner of eight automotive tune-up franchise facilities in the San Francisco Bay Area for almost a decade before moving to the Seattle area in 1987. His diverse work experiences as a Snap-On tool dealer and as Operations Manager for Thrifty Car Rental/Seattle retail repair division lead to his 20 years as a successful Placement Counselor for Car People Agency.

For the past 15 years, Dave also conducted the Service Advisor Training program at Puget Sound Auto Dealers Association (PSADA) as well as presentations to a number of Automotive Associations and Technical Colleges in the Pacific Northwest.

As the new owner, Dave manages the day-to-day operations of the company as well as continuing his duties as a Placement Counselor. He specializes in filling the following positions: General Manager, Dealership Service Manager, Office Manager, Fixed Ops Director, CFO and Controller.

During this exciting period, Dave has many new ideas for the company. First and foremost, he plans to continue working with the fantastic team at Car People to expand their outstanding services. He also understands the importance of improving marketing efforts by updating the website, optimizing the company’s social media presence, and increasing in-field visits with current and potential employers in need of their assistance in finding qualified employees. But the ultimate goal is to carry on the traditions and values set by Brad Engelbrecht, the founder of the company.

Dave DeMontigny and the Car People team are dedicated to providing qualified candidates for employers in the automotive field in the Pacific Northwest.