Dave Gardner, currently the president and CEO of Honda Canada, Inc., will join American Honda Motor Co., Inc. as executive vice-president and business unit head of automobile sales.
Gardner will also serve as executive vice-president of the parts, service and technical business unit. Gardner’s appointment is effective May 1, 2020, with American Honda president and CEO Shinji Aoyama continuing to serve as interim head of auto sales until that time.
“Dave is a strong Honda leader who brings years of broad-based experience to this key position in our U.S. operations,” said Aoyama. “He has extensive knowledge of the auto industry and is highly respected by our Honda and Acura dealers in Canada and by the leadership of our North American operations. I have great confidence in both his character and his abilities.”