TIADA CONFERENCE & EXPO
2021 TIADA Expo Speaker
Dealer Panel Discussion
Nelsen Simonsen (Stop N’ Drive), Cesar Torres (Lofi Motors), Shawn Ramon (Superior Auto Sales)
Tuesday, July 26th, 9:00 a.m.
Nelsen Simonsen (Stop N’ Drive – San Antonio)
Nelsen entered the BHPH business in the summer of 1985 as a summer job after his first year of college. Somehow, that became a career and he never looked back. The first dealership he worked for had salespeople collect the notes they sold, so he learned how to collect at a very early age. Fast forward 20 years to 2005 and He opened Stop N’ Drive Motors with business partner Robert Beck and together the two of them have managed every aspect of the dealership. They’ve been blessed to have long term collectors over the past 17 years as sales cycles have pad their peaks and valleys.
Cesar Torres (Lofi Motors – Corpus Christi)
Cesar is the owner of Lofi Motors which consists of two sales locations and a service department with 12 bays. The dealership has been in business for 15 years and has 1,200 accounts and 27 employees.
Shawn Ramon (Superior Auto Sales – Beeville)
Shawn began his career as a pre-owned salesperson while finishing his bachelor’s degree. In 2001 he made the transition to Sales and Finance at Superior Auto Sales where he’s learned all the ins and outs of the automotive industry from the back of the office to the front and became the General Manager in 2019. Shawn has been instrumental in the expansion of the BHPH part of their business which leading up to the beginning of the pandemic had expanded their BHPH portfolio to almost 250 accounts.