135: CEO & President of Hyundai Canada, Don Romano On WHY We Need More Black Owned Car Dealerships In Canada

“Having ZERO Black Owned Car Dealerships In Our Network Here At Hynundai Canada is Embarrassing” – Don Romano, CEO & President, Hyundai Canada.

It was an absolute pleasure to talk about an issue that matters with Don Romano! Fasten your seatbelts (pun intended) as this conversation actually matters.

Don Romano’s Bio:

Having initially joined the organization as its Chief Operating Officer in January 2014, Don Romano was appointed President and CEO the following May. Mr. Romano has accumulated a wealth of automotive experience over 30 years through increasingly senior positions in Canada, the United States, and abroad.
After entering the automotive industry with Nissan North America in 1985 as its Corporate Product Marketing Manager, Mr. Romano joined Mazda Motor Corporation in 2000. Starting as a National Brand Manager in the company’s California office, he progressed through a number of sales and marketing-focused positions before becoming the Managing Director and President of Mazda Canada in 2006. In 2010, his responsibilities at Mazda expanded. With the added title of Chief Marketing Officer, he led the company’s marketing activities across North America. In 2012, Mr. Romano became the Senior Managing Director and Chief Marketing Officer with ALJ International – his most recent position prior to Hyundai – where he established Toyota Saudi Arabia as the largest independent distributor for Toyota in the world with annual sales exceeding 300,000 units.

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