Alex Perdikis Koons of Silver Spring automotive dealership owner has been included in Automotive News “40 Under 40” list. An annual recognition program, the magazine’s list features 40 owners of new car dealerships. These owners are all under the age of 40, yet have achieved extraordinary levels of success.
Automotive News reviewed nominations from dealerships across both Canada and the United States before making a final decision. The leading auto publication profiled the nominees in its July 14th issue, prior to announcing the winners in this highly competitive industry sector on July 24th. Perdikis issued a statement in response to the honor, crediting his team of staff for the success of his Koons of Silver Spring location.
Perdikis, whose dealership in Silver Spring, Maryland opened in 2010, services and sells new Fords, Mazdas and Lincoln models in addition to his large pre-owned vehicle operation. His Koons of Silver Spring dealership has more than 100 employees and was also recently named one of Washington Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” for the fourth year in a row. The journal evaluates employers based on a slate of criteria that includes employee morale and support.
A 1997 graduate of the University of Richmond’s E.Claiborne Robins School of Business, Perdikis worked in multiple dealership aspects immediately after leaving school. He became part of Koons Lincoln/Mercury Volvo’s accounting team in the same year as graduating after interning as a service assistant, porter and detailer during his school years. In December of 1997, he joined the sales team at Koons of Tysons Corner and became the top salesperson within just three months and quickly became Sales Manager.
During his sixteen years with Koons of Tysons Corner, Perdikis would become Executive Vice-President, leading that Koons location to the highest volume Chrysler and Chevrolet dealer in the mid-Atlantic region. During his tenure, the organization earned the “Jack Smith Leadership Award” and “General Motors Mark of Excellence Award” for its achievements in sales, leadership and customer service and “Dealer of the Year” from GMAC annually.
After spending time with Koons Tysons Toyota and serving as the Jim Koons Automotive Company’s Executive Vice President, Perdikis decided it was time to move onto the next challenge: owning his own dealership. During his time with Koons Tysons Toyota, he was responsible for a variety of areas, including sales and customer service. Perdikis was an integral part in many of the organization’s acquisitions, which included Dodge, Buick, Mazda, Kia and Jeep franchises.
In May of 2011, he took on the responsibilities of the General Manager and became a partner of the new Koons of Silver Spring dealership. The location has thrived under his leadership, and Perdikis currently also serves on the Washington Area New Automobile Dealers Association board in addition to being a supportive husband and father of three daughters. When he’s not working, his hobbies include working out and family time.