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Stacey Gillman Wimbish- President of The Gillman Companies.
As President of the Gillman Companies, Stacey Gillman Wimbish is responsible for overseeing all phases of the business, improving organization profits, refining operational systems, employee satisfaction, and achieving the highest levels of customer satisfaction. The Gillman Companies are proud recipients of the Houston Chronicle's Top Work Place Award in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.
As the daughter and granddaughter of highly successful automobile dealers, Stacey was raised in the business. Stacey began her retail automobile career at age 22 and has personally worked in every position in every department.
Stacey attended school in Houston and completed her education at the University of Texas in Austin. She then attended the M.E.S. Dealer Management Development course for in-depth study of the General Motors accounting system and financial statements. She is a graduate of the National Automobile Dealers Association Dealer Candidate Academy. She is a certified member of the Association of Finance and Insurance Professionals.
Starting in 1992, Stacey served as a Director of the Houston Automobile Dealer Association (HADA). In 1999, she was the first woman and youngest person to be named Chairman of HADA. In 2010, Stacey was designated by Automotive News as one of the "100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry". Stacey is currently on the National Dealer Council for Subaru of America. She was Chairman of the Texas Automobile Dealers Association (TADA) in 2012 representing all 1100 dealers in Texas. Stacey is active in legislative efforts for the automobile industry in both Texas and our National associations. She served as South Texas DEAC chairman for the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA). In 2012 Stacey was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to join his Economic Development Committee promoting ways to further enhance business growth for all of Texas.
Stacey is also admired for her community contributions, including an annual fund-raising effort for the Fort Bend Women's Center with the Gillman Companies, which is dedicated to assisting women and children of abuse and supporting them in getting back on their feet. Most importantly Stacey is the proud mother of two children. She enjoys volunteering at school and participating in the children's activities. She is actively involved with St. Luke's United Methodist Church.
Chris Gillman- Executive Vice President of the Gillman Companies
Chris Gillman, a third generation retail automobile dealer, was born in Houston, Texas. After majoring in Automotive Marketing at Northwood University, he completed his advanced formal education by graduating from the National Automobile Dealers Association Dealership Management Academy.
He began his automotive career at the age of 14, working in the Parts Department of a Honda dealership. He has been both a new and used vehicle sales manager, a service advisor, and is skilled in parts warehouse as well as wholesale parts operations. Chris also has a depth of experience in dealership accounting, billing, vehicle titles, finance, and insurance.
In addition to his corporate duties, Chris is the General Manager of the Gillman Acura store in Houston, Texas. He previously served as General Manager of Gillman Honda in the dynamic Fort Bend County area south of Houston. Under his direction, the dealership was a three time winner of the coveted Honda President's Award.
Active in both his profession and community, Chris served on the Board of Directors of the Houston Automobile Dealers Association. He is an Area Director of the Texas Automobile Dealers Association. He has also served on the Texas Advisory Board for Houston Area Honda Dealers, the Texas Automobile Dealers Association Young Professionals Board, and was the Vice President of the Houston Area Honda Advertising Association. He currently is the President of the Houston Area Acura Advertising Association.
He is a strong supporter of Texas Adaptive Aquatics, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the Fort Bend County Fair, the Fort Bend County Women's Center, and the Cattle Barron's Ball, which benefits the American Cancer Society, Fort Bend FFA, Montgomery County FFA and MD Anderson Cancer Center.
On the personal side, Chris is a highly accomplished skier and enjoys golf, hunting, and fishing. He currently resides in Houston.
Jason Gillman- Executive Vice President of the Gillman Companies
Jason Gillman was born in Houston, Texas. He is an Executive Vice President of The Gillman Companies and member of the Gillman Companies Board of Directors.
Jason is the third generation of a family that has been deeply involved in the retail automobile business for more than six decades. At 14, he began working in the Gillman Pontiac dealership during summer vacation. After starting at the wash rack, he spent the next few years gaining experience in various departments before moving into sales.
He then attended Texas Tech University and earned a degree in Automotive Marketing from Northwood University, where he was named a Dean's List student. Additional academic and hands-on experience was gained by graduating from the General Motors Dealer Academy and successfully completing the NADA Dealer Candidate Academy. In 1992, he assumed his first managerial role in a dealership.
Since that time, he has been General Manager of a Gillman Honda facility. Under his leadership, that location attained the prestigious Honda President's Award as one of the top 50 Honda dealerships in the nation in terms of sales and customer satisfaction. In another role, Jason assumed full control of the organization's total used vehicle inventory. Today, utilizing his broad base of retail automobile experience, he holds executive responsibility as a member of The Gillman Companies' upper management team.
Jason serves and is part of the Board of Directors of the San Antonio Area Automobile Dealers Association for 2011. Jason has also been active in retail automobile dealership public affairs, serving as Chairman of the Texas Automobile Dealers Association TEAM Committee. He has also been a member of the Dealer Election Action Committee, a member of the Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America Dealer Advisory Board, and is recognized for his community service.
Married, Jason resides in San Antonio with his wife and sons.
Patrick York is Chief Operating Officer of the Gillman Companies.
As Chief Operating Officer of the Gillman Companies, Patrick York is responsible for the overall performance of all Gillman Dealerships. He also oversees operations of the various ancillary business service functions.
He is the son of an automobile dealer who once was a new vehicle sales manager at Frank Gillman Pontiac. Patrick grew up working in various dealership departments and for the Texas Automobile Dealers Association. He completed his formal scholastic education by earning a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Texas in San Antonio. A graduate of the National Automobile Dealers Association Dealer Academy, he is also a member with the Association of Finance and Insurance Professionals.
Prior to joining The Gillman Companies, Patrick served as Vice President of Marketing for Service Group, an organization providing training and profit programs to automobile dealerships. In this role, he was actively involved with the Gillman Companies for over nine years.
Under his leadership, Gillman has continued to be named a Top 125 Dealership Group by Automotive News. Most recently the firm was credited with being the 40th largest retail automobile dealer group in the nation. The company has reported increased volume and profitability year over year. Multiple dealerships have earned their prestigious manufacturer award for superior customer service and sales including Honda President's Award, Subaru Stellar Care Award, Mitsubishi Diamond Circle of Excellence and Acura Precision Team Award. The organization is most proud to have received both the Houston Chronicle Top Work Place and the Rio Grande Valley Morning Star Reader's Choice awards multiple times.
Patrick's work involves him with several manufacturers. He serves on the True Car National Dealer Council and the Customer Advisory Board for Reynolds and Reynolds. He is a member of the Houston Automobile Dealers Association and an active supporter of the Fort Bend Women's Center.
Married, he resides in Katy, Texas, with his wife and two children.
The Directors and Officers of the Gillman Companies announced Friday, June 3, 2011 the death of their Board Chairman, Ramsay Gillman.
According to his family, Ramsay Gillman was extremely proud to be a sixth generation Texan and loved his Houston heritage. He will be sorely missed by the Gillman companies' employees and friends and family.
For those desiring, in lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions in Ramsay's name may be directed to the Fort Bend Women's Center, P.O. Box 183, Richmond, Texas 77406; Houston Automobile Dealers Association Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 16550, Sugar Land, Texas 77496-6550; the National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation, P.O. Box 9133, Tacoma, WA 98490-0133.
The son of a pioneer automobile dealer, he began his automotive career working in the parts department of his father's Pontiac dealership in downtown Houston. After attending the General Motors Dealer Management Institute and other specialized schools, he became an authorized dealer in 1967.
Gillman served as the Director of South Texas for the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) from 1989 through 1999 and was elected as President of NADA in 1997. During his years as a Director, Gillman was a member of the NADA Industry Relations Committee, the NADA Regulatory Affairs Committee and was Chairman of the NADA Government Relations Committee in 1993 and in 1999. Currently, Gillman serves as a Trustee for the NADA Charitable Foundation and for the NADA Dealers Election Action Committee.
He has also served as President of the Houston Automobile Dealers Association, Vice President of the Texas Automobile Dealers Association, and was appointed Vice Chairman of the Texas Motor Vehicle Commission from 1984 through 1987 by the Governor of Texas. He currently serves as a director of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles as appointed by the Governor of Texas and serves though February of 2013.
Ramsay received the 1996 Sports Illustrated All-Star Dealer Award, presented by the American International Automobile Dealers Association, for his lifelong contribution to the automotive business and commitment to numerous charitable organizations.
In 1997, the State of Texas House of Representatives passed House Resolution No. 350, officially commending Gillman for his "outstanding achievements" and years of dedication to the State of Texas, the automobile industry, his community, and charitable organizations.
For his many years of continued support, the Sickle Cell Association of the Texas Gulf Coast awarded Gillman their Humanitarian Award for the year 2000. Ramsay and his wife, Stevie, were co-chairpersons for the Sickle Cell Association of the Texas Gulf Coast 2001 Gala. Mr. & Mrs. Gillman are also active participants and sponsors of the Tracey Lawrence Annual Golf Tournament benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Other charitable organizations that receive support from the Gillman family include the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Youth Scholarship Program, the Fort Bend County Women's Center, which provides shelter for abused women and their children, the Earning by Learning Program, which rewards young children for reading books, the Ronald McDonald House, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.