Name: Danny Pereira
Job Title: Used/PreOwned Sales manager We thought we'd take some time to introduce a valued employee here at Wade Ford. As the longest standing Ford Dealership in Georgia, Wade has been around since 1933. Overtime we've become a pillar in the vibrant and diverse communities of both Cobb and Fulton county. In fact, many of our employees have been at Wade Ford for over 20 years. We additionally have millennial team members that ensure we incorporate modern practices into our processes. This healthy balance allows us to stay ahead of the curve while maintaining our high customer quality standards. We are proud to serve a multi-cultural and multi-lingual market. So, we wanted to take some time to highlight a bi-lingual sales manager by the name of Danny Pereira. Danny has worked at Wade Ford for well over 20 years and has been assisting both our native English and Spanish speaking customers since he joined the team. We took some time to get to know Danny a little better by asking him some interesting questions. Get to know Danny Pereira by reading the interview below.
How long have you been at Wade Ford?
Wow… I’ve been here for a little over 25 years. It’ll be 26 years in July.
How did you get into the automotive industry?
I’ve always loved cars, especially Fords. When my daughter was born, I knew I had to find a career and decided to try a new field. I started as a sales rep at Charlie Thomas Ford in Houston, TX in 1986. I’ve always sold Fords.
Where are you from?
I was born in Uruguay and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey. I moved to the United States at age 4 in May of 1963. I’ll never forget it.
Do you speak any other languages?
Yes, as a child I spoke Spanish at home and English in school. Technically English is my second language. It’s so much easier to learn multiple languages as a kid.
What values are important to you?
The most important things to me are Honesty, Integrity, Commitment and Family.
What is something about you that would surprise people?
A lot of people don’t know I’m a glass engraver. I’ve done custom orders for friends, family, and even some of my co-workers. I even have a whole workshop set up in my garage. I love it!
What do you do for fun when you’re not at work?
I enjoy playing tennis, spending time with my family, and going on joy rides.
What’s on your Bucket List?
Traveling to Paris and Italy. I have a bunch of Paris inspired art and sculptures at home, but I’ve never been. Haha If I ever find the time to travel, that’s where I’d go.
What do you drive?
I have a 2016 White Stingray Corvette, but I never drive it. I call it my retirement car. Today I drove a 2018 Ford Explorer. I got both vehicles from Wade Ford.
What is your dream car?
It’s in my garage. Haha Other than my Corvette, I’d have to say a Porsche 911 Carrera S. I love Porsches and Mustangs.
What is the best part about working at Wade Ford?
At Wade Ford we’re always striving to do better and be better for our customers. You just don’t get that everywhere else. I also love the family and comradery of the organization. We call ourselves the Wade Ford Family for a reason.