Mr. Sanford L. “Sandy” Woods is the President of
Lexus of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, Michigan,
Infiniti of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, Michigan,
Treasure Coast Lexus, Ft Pierce, Florida,
And Treasure Coast Toyota, Stuart, Florida
Sandy graduated from Western New Mexico University in 1971 with a degree in Mathematics and a minor in Business Administration. In January 1973, he was hired by the Chrysler Corporation in Denver, Colorado and thus began his career in the Automobile Industry. Sandy’s first position was Administrative Trainee and was then promoted to four different sales districts in five years. In 1978, he was promoted to the Zone Office in Denver where he held three mid-management staff positions: Truck Manager, Business Management Manager, and Field Operations Manager.
In 1982, Sandy was promoted to a Regional Manager of Chrysler’s Detroit Import Operations Group. Then in 1983, he was promoted to Chrysler’s Home Office in Highland Park, Michigan where he handled Dealer Placement activities for the Western half of the United States. From Highland Park, Sandy was moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota as the Assistant Zone Manager in 1984. Two years later, he was promoted to Chrysler’s largest sales Zone, Washington D.C.
In 1987, Sandy returned to Detroit to assume control of Chrysler’s Minority Retail Dealer Development Program. In this position, he recruited and trained Minority candidates to become automobile dealers.
In 1989, Sandy Woods ended his 16½ year career with Chrysler to form Brandon Dodge in the Tampa Bay area. Since the opening of Brandon Dodge, his portfolio has grown to encompass numerous business operations including real estate development, restaurants, and collision centers. Over the past few years, Sandy has consolidated his operations to the two dealerships in Michigan and the two dealerships in Florida --Treasure Coast Lexus in Ft Pierce, Florida and Treasure Coast Toyota in Stuart, Florida, his thirteenth dealership. Treasure Coast Lexus opened in 2008, and is managed full time by Mr. Woods.
With such a stellar resume spanning so many years, NAMAD is honored to award its Lifetime Achievement Award to Sandy Woods!