Avid MotocrossRacer Featured in New Who Makes a Honda Video
12/20/2016 8:05:00 PM
TORRANCE, Calif. – Lyle Sweeter, Training Systems and Industry Outreach, Automobile Sales Division at American Honda Motor Co. Inc., has a passion for anything with wheels and has been an avid motocross racer for more than five decades.
Sweeter, the newest subject of the What Makes a Honda Video series, is also part of the team assisting Honda dealers in implementing a new sales training program called Fast Track.
The Fast Track program allows dealers to partner with universities to provide a pipeline of quality sales consultant candidates to Honda dealerships, and deliver mentoring and support to them during their first days on the job.
"The goal is to support our dealers," explains Sweeter. "For our dealers to be successful, they need to retain employees who understand Honda and can really meet customers' needs."
Sweeter has been with Honda for 30 years and says the competitive drive that has kept him racing well into his 60's also keeps him looking for new challenges at Honda.
The What Makes a Honda is Who Makes a Honda video series focuses on Honda associates who live out Honda's commitment to The Power of Dreams, a global theme that encourages Honda associates to conceive ideas that will create new value for customers and society and then show the determination required to bring those dreams to life. In addition, the video series spotlights the inspiring efforts of Honda associates in their work and in the community.
Sweeter's What Makes a Honda is Who Makes a Honda video is accessible on Honda's YouTube channel.
Honda seeks to be a company that society wants to exist, creating products and technologies that improve the lives of people. Honda is also committed to making positive contributions to the communities where it does business, to socially responsible business practices, and to the promotion of diversity and inclusion in its workforce.
More than 39,000 Honda associates in North America design, develop, manufacture, market and support the servicing of Honda and Acura automobiles, Honda powersports products and Honda power equipment products.
Honda began building automobiles in America in Marysville, Ohio in 1982, and now operates 18 manufacturing plants across North America, including eight auto plants that produced more than 99 percent of the Honda and Acura automobiles the company sold in America in 2015, using domestic and globally sourced parts. Honda also operates 14 R&D facilities in the region, including a major automobile and powersports R&D center in Raymond, Ohio, a power equipment R&D center in North Carolina and three design centers in Southern California.