Awards presented for diversity in auto industry

Urban Wheel Awards recognize minorities in auto industry

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DETROIT - The 18th Annual Urban Wheel Awards, celebrating diversity in the auto industry, have been announced.

Leon Richardson of the National Association of Black Suppliers has been named 2014 Pioneer of the Year.

Top cars:
The Mercedes-Benz CLA was named 2014 Urban Car of the Year
BMW i3 was awarded the 2014 Urban Green Vehicle of the Year

Top Dealers:
Dorian Boyland, Boyland Auto Group CEO, received the 2014 African-American Dealer of the Year award.
Rahim Hassanally, president of Momentum Auto Group, was the 2014 Asian Dealer of the Year.
Manuel Gonzalez of Sterling Auto Group was the 2014 Hispanic Dealer of the Year.

Top Suppliers:
Sarah Bates, chairman and CEO of Nu Tek Steel, was named 2014 African-American Supplier of the Year
Chain Sandu, CEO of NYX Inc., is 2014 Asian Supplier of the Year
Frank Venegas is the 2014 Hispanic Supplier of the Year.

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