May Employee Spotlight – Eddie Perez

Meet Eddie Perez, our wonderful Sales Manager at Friendly Ford in Roselle, IL

  1. Please tell us a little bit of background information – for example, some of your previous jobs, how you got into your Sales Manager position at Friendly Ford?

Growing up as a kid, I always had a love for cars, starting with a collection of matchbox cars and remote controlled cars. Then as a teenager I owned a few sports cars. After graduating High School I wanted to become a Police Officer. During College one of my classmates, and now good friend, was working at a car dealership in Roselle called Friendly Ford. He suggested I work as a Salesman, so I applied! 20 years later I am still here and love it!

  1. Have you always lived in the Roselle area?

Not in Roselle, but I have always lived very close by.

  1. What are your current job responsibilities as Sales Manager? What is a typical day like for you?

My responsibilities as Sales Manager is to monitor my Sales Team Members’ daily activities. I supervise and motivate them to build relationships with their customers. I also manage our Inventory to ensure we have the best vehicles available for our customers. And I work closely with customers to guarantee they get the right vehicle for the best price.

Friendly Ford Sales Manager Eddie Perez and his family

  1. What are your goals, and what do you hope to accomplish at Friendly Ford as you move forward?

I hope to increase our Used Car Inventory and selection. I also want to increase our Used Car and New Car sales year-over-year as a team.

  1. What do you like most about your job, and what makes you passionate about your line of work?

I really enjoy interacting with our customers everyday. I still have great relationships with customers from when I first started! It is crazy to have known so many people for so long that still come and ask for me! It is also pretty cool to get to know new customers and have that relationship start to form.

  1. What would you consider to be your dream car?

No question here! It would be Porsche GT3 RS. Someday that will be in my garage!!

Friendly Ford Sales Manager Eddie Perez loves the Chicago Bears

  1. What are some of your hobbies outside of work?

The main thing that I love doing and always look forward to is spending as much time with my daughter as possible!

  1. What are some fun or interesting facts about yourself?

I always have been and always will be a die-hard Bears Fan!

  1. If someone made a movie about your life, who would you want to play you and why?

Definitely Steven Seagal! Above the Law was filmed in Chicago and he was a bad ass cop! If you haven’t seen it, you need to!!

2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke® Gets Best-in-Class Diesel Fuel Economy

The 2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke has best-in-class diesel fuel economy

The Ford F-150 has built a legion of loyal truck owners, offering pickup drivers a powerfully capable companion that they can rely on to complete any job. The 2018 F-150 boasts numerous best-in-class titles, including best-in-class payload and towing, and was recently named 2018 Motor Trend Truck of the Year®.

Fuel Economy

A new best-in-class title has just been given to the 2018 F-150: best-in-class diesel fuel economy. The F-150 is offered with a diesel option for the first time ever this year—a mighty 3.0-liter Power Stroke® based on the same diesel option available for F-Series Super Duty—enabling it to achieve a best-in-class 30 diesel mpg on the highway and 22 diesel mpg in the city.

“Even a few years ago, customers wouldn’t have imagined an EPA-estimated rating of 30 mpg highway would be possible in a full-size pickup, but our team of crazy-smart engineers rose to the challenge,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford executive vice president, product development and purchasing.

Power & Performance

The new Ford F-150 Power Stroke® diesel is not just efficient, but it’s exceptionally capable. It delivers best-in-class diesel 250 horsepower and 440 lb-ft of torque, making this truck the best possible companion on the worksite. With this burly engine, you’ll also possess best-in-class diesel towing and payload. It can tow up to a whopping 11,400 pounds and offers a payload capacity of 2,020 pounds.

Once again, Ford has proven itself as the maker of the world’s best pickup truck. Its engineers are wholly committed to pushing the F-150’s equipment and capabilities to never-before-seen heights. The new 2018 F-150 Power Stroke® diesel should be available at Friendly Ford this May, so be sure to stop in and ask when you can expect to test-driver your very own diesel-powered F-150.