Congressman Doug LaMalfaHON. DOUG LaMALFA of California in the House of Representatives
Congressional Record: 114th Congress
Extensions of Remarks
29 September 2016
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Mr. LaMALFA. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor a constituent of mine
who was recently awarded one of the highest honors in his industry.
Tom Bertolino, vice president of NorCal Kenworth, a multistore
commercial truck dealer in Anderson, California which is located in my
Congressional district, was named the 2016 Truck Dealer of the Year by
the American Truck Dealers (ATD), Heavy Duty Trucking magazine and
Mr. Bertolino received this highest honor out of a select group of
commercial truck dealers from around the country during the 53rd annual
ATD Convention & Expo in Las Vegas in April. All of the nominees were
selected by state, metro and national truck dealer association leaders.
A panel of professors from Indiana University's Kelley School of
Business analyzed the nominees' dealership performances, industry
leadership and civic contributions and made their final selection.
Mr. Bertolino entered the dealer industry seventeen years ago when he
left Kenworth Truck Company to pursue a dream to own a Kenworth
dealership in Northern California. Tom and his business partner Mr.
Harry Mamizuka have grown NorCal Kenworth into four locations--
Anderson, San Leandro, Morgan Hill and Sacramento. As the largest
Kenworth dealer organization in Northern California, NorCal Kenworth
employs nearly 200 people and carries an extensive inventory of new and
used trucks that feature the latest engineering and technological
advancements. NorCal PacLease includes full-service lease, finance
lease, contract maintenance, and short and long term truck rentals.
In his capacity as the 2016 Truck Dealer of the Year, Mr. Bertolino
will serve as an Honorary Member of the ATD Board of Line
Representatives and will serve as a national spokesman on industry
issues impacting commercial truck dealers.
On behalf of all of my colleagues in the California Congressional
delegation, please allow me to congratulate Tom Bertolino from NorCal
Kenworth on this distinguished award as the 2016 Truck Dealer of the
Year. This award demonstrates that Tom and his team are a proven
example of the best in the truck retail industry and are providing
exceptional service to my constituents.