Schindler’s Background and
Schindler received his Bachelor of Arts
(cum laude) (Political
Science/Public Service) from the
University of California, Davis,
and his Masters in Business
Administration (MBA) from the
University of Phoenix. Mr.
Schindler is also a licensed Real
Estate Broker in the state of
also received roughly 500 hours in
seminar training in a myriad of subjects
(from Financial Statement Accounting to
Root Cause Analysis training) while
working for the old Chrysler Corporation
and the new DaimlerChrysler.
ACTIVITIES: Mr. Schindler, who was a
college All-American, Student Athlete of
the year and captain of his college’s
Water Polo Team, has coached “Masters
Swimming” for the past twenty years.
In his four years at the University of
California, Davis, his team was
undefeated in the Far Western
In 1979, Mr.
Schindler was inducted into the
Sacramento Hall of Fame for Water Polo.
In 2017, Mr. Schindler played
Masters Water Polo for Santa Barbara.
His 55+ and 60+ team finished 1st at
Nationals held in Southern California
and 2nd in the world at the
Master's World Games held in
2009, Mr. Schindler competed in the
“Swim with the Centurions” and
out of the 275 swimmers that attempted
the feat in the wetsuit division, he
finished 8th overall.
Mr. Schindler is
actively involved with the organizations
"Students Rising Above," where he and
his wife act as mentors to under
privileged High School students who
aspire to go to College. He and his wife
also are "Homestay" parents to students
studying from abroad and attend the
Quarry Lane High School. Mr. Schindler
also has spent years as an Usher in his
ACTIVITIES: Mr. Schindler has been a
guest speaker at the Berkeley School of
Business and was the commencement
speaker for his graduating class at the
University of Phoenix and has spoken at
a myriad of Chrysler/DaimlerChrysler
meetings as the Truck, Marketing and
Business Manager in Northern California.
Schindler resides in the San Francisco
BACKGROUND: Mr. Schindler began his
automotive career with Chrysler
Corporation. Between 1983 and 2003 Mr.
Schindler served as District Manager,
Truck Marketing Manager, Distribution
Manager, Business Management Manager and
Dealer Development Manager.
While working for
the factory, Mr. Schindler held eight
different job positions all of which
entailed heavy interaction with the
dealer body. In his various positions:
he acted as a factory/dealer liason
where his mission was to increase dealer
sales and profits; he created and
managed marketing events such as Auto
Shows, Rodeos, Dealer sales events, and
Salesman/Salemanager sales programs; he
held training seminars on products; he
held profit development conference's
with dealers to improve the dealer's
bottom line; he monitored and allocated
the Distribution of cars and trucks to
127 Dodge, Chrysler and Jeep dealers,
and for the last 10 years of his tenure
he oversaw all the Franchise Placement
activity of Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep
stores in Northern, California.
Mr. Schindler also
prepared financial forecasts, costs
analysis on building projects, and made
recommendations to National based upon
profitability. He prospected for dealer
candidates and new store locations. He
reviewed and analyzed marketing and
financial data to determine the
acceptability of a buy/sell, where to
open or close stores, ensuring that
management, capital, and facilities met
Mr. Schindler was
responsible for completing dozens of
Project 2000 combinations and
wrote the initial Project Alpha
plan for Northern California. During
his tenure in this position he monitored
the creation of (27) new facilities from
start to completion, ensuring that
buildings met DCX requirements and had a
high potential for profitability.
In addition to the
above, Mr. Schindler processed New
Dealer Agreement Packages, handled
incentive and invoicing problems,
Financial Statement issues, satellite,
DIAL, holdback, sales clubs and Dealer
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