5738 Lithia Motors hires Adam Chamberlain, former Aston Martin Americas president

Lithia Motors hires Adam Chamberlain, former Aston Martin Americas president

Lithia Motors Inc. has hired former Aston Martin Americas and Mercedes-Benz USA executive Adam Chamberlain as regional president of operations for the growing auto retailer’s East region.

Chamberlain’s arrival at Lithia comes just weeks after his departure as president of Aston Martin’s Americas region was announced. Chamberlain had joined the British ultraluxury brand in mid-November 2021.

Chamberlain was previously vice president of sales and product management at Mercedes-Benz USA. He was named an Automotive News Rising Star in 2017.

Lithia on Tuesday said Chamberlain is responsible for overseeing its operations teams in its East region,plus supporting network development.

“Adam has over 25 years in the automotive world and brings a deep understanding of national and international markets,” Lithia CEO Bryan DeBoer said in a statement. “Adam’s proactive and collaborative leadership combined with an acute love for store operations will fit well alongside our regional presidents. His passion and understanding of our industry and the full customer vehicle lifecycle will be a key driver of our organization’s omnichannel global growth and in reaching our 2025 plan.”

Chamberlain, based in Atlanta, will report to Lithia COO Chris Holzshu, the company said.

Lithia, of Medford, Ore., ranked No. 2 on Automotive News‘ most recent list of the top 150 dealership groups, retailing 260,738 new vehicles in 2021. But Lithia is on pace to take the No. 1 spot long held by AutoNation Inc. Through the first nine months of 2022, Lithia has a 33,540 lead in new-vehicle sales over AutoNation, though a small number of Lithia’s figures include Canadian sales.

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