September 19, 2019
A third-generation dealer, Mike and his family have served Hampton Roads since the start of the 20th century. His grandfather, Michael Suttle Sr., immigrated from Lebanon at age 15 and opened a bicycle shop in Newport News. By the 1930s, that growing business had expanded to sell Oldsmobile and Cadillac cars. In the 1980s, the family added Saab and GMC Light Truck to Suttle Motors, with Pontiac and Buick joining in the 2000s.
Since 1996, Mike has served as dealer principal and president at Suttle, working alongside his brothers, Gary and Steve. Today, the family tradition continues with the next generation, as Miles and Jessie Suttle work to carry on many years of success.
A former chairman of our Board of Directors (2006), Mike has been an outstanding VADA member for decades. Have you heard the phrase “Who pulls if we all ride?” Well, Mike is one who’s pulled his fair share for Virginia dealers, and we’re pleased to learn of his new role with NADA.
Mike will serve a three-year term, which kicks off at the annual NADA membership meeting Feb. 14-17, 2020 in Las Vegas. He replaces Bruce Farrell, CEO of Berglund Automotive Group in Roanoke, who has served as Virginia director since 2013. We thank Bruce for his service.
Once again, congratulations, Mike!