SAN MARCOS, CA (January 8, 2024) — Cart Mart, an industry leading distributor of golf cars, utility and low speed vehicles proudly announces the strategic appointment of Mr. Gil Salazar to the Company’s senior leadership team as Vice President of Consumer Sales. A consummate sales professional with over 25 years of industry experience, Mr. Salazar brings a wealth of expertise in leading and developing sales teams, dealership operations, relationship building, marketing and product management.

Throughout his tenured career, Mr. Salazar, amassed a unique perspective of the business having worked on both sides of the industry. He got his start in the industry working inside a San Diego based E-Z-GO dealership and then with Textron Specialized Vehicles where he has spent the last decade growing inside the Textron family. Gil has consistently demonstrated leadership success through his profound understanding of product and consumer sales dynamics. He brings to Cart Mart, a fresh perspective in Sales Leadership, Strategic Account Management and Merchandising which were precisely the skills that Cart Mart was looking for in the dynamic role of Vice President of Consumer Sales.

In his recent role as Senior Regional Sales Manager for Textron Specialized Vehicles, Mr. Salazar effectively managed a diverse territory, overseeing multiple states, dealerships, and product platforms. His consistent achievement of sales targets and establishment of strong relationships with key accounts, positions him as a crucial asset for Cart Mart’s future success. With a personal commitment to continuous improvement, Mr. Salazar will extend his training and experience to the continued development of Cart Mart’s award winning sales force as well.

As the newly appointed Vice President of Consumer Sales, Mr. Salazar will play a pivotal role in shaping and executing Cart Mart’s consumer sales strategy. His bilingual communication skills, combined with in-depth industry knowledge and a proven track record, uniquely position him to lead the team to new heights. This is especially relevant as Cart Mart expands its operations in Mexico, reflecting the company’s commitment to further growth.

“All the years working across the Textron business has allowed me to meet and collaborate with some of the most passionate and dedicated professionals in our industry and I am excited to join the dynamic team at Cart Mart and contribute to the growth of consumer sales with the best team and the best run operations in the industry. Few Organizations operate as well as Cart Mart and I am proud to join this winning team”, said Gil Salazar.

“Cart Mart has seen exceptional growth in new and existing markets with our cherished OEM partners over the nearly 65 years 

we have been in business. We have been investing in our expansion for over a decade, with the development of my leadership team, through acquisitions and new greenfield locations and we are now well positioned to handle our next growth phase. I am honored to be working with Gil Salazar, a person whom I’ve known personally, and for whom I’ve respected for over 20 years. With Gil at the helm of our Consumer team, we are immediately a better Company”, says Brian Rott, CEO.

About Cart Mart:

Headquartered in San Diego and in business Since 1959, Cart Mart has grown into the Nation’s largest low speed vehicle dealership with nine locations serving California, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Los Cabos, Mexico. The Company specializes in sales and service, replacement parts and special event rentals of Golf Cars and other Low Speed Vehicles (LSV’s) through its exclusive brand representation of Club Car, E-Z-GO, Cushman, Yamaha, Garia, Evolution EV, Polaris ProXD, GEM & Taylor-Dunn. The Company has been listed as one of INC5000’s Fastest Growing Companies several years in a row, and has won many awards from Club Car, Yamaha, Polaris Garia and GEM.

Originally seen on Golf Car Advisor