Ganley on KIA Acquisition: “Keep Doing What They’ve Been Doing”

BOARDMAN, Ohio — Ken Ganley is the president and CEO of Ken Ganley Companies in Brecksville, which owns 48 auto dealerships that represent nearly every domestic and foreign automaker that does business in the United States. The majority of these franchises are in northeastern Ohio; just three are outside the state, one each in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Florida.

It was only a matter of time before Ganley, the largest auto group in Ohio and 15th largest in the country, set his sights on the Mahoning Valley. On Nov. 8, the auto group announced it had acquired the former Taylor Kia dealerships in Boardman and Alliance.

Matt Taylor, former owner of Taylor Kia, will remain as general manager of the Boardman and Alliance stores, as will their employees. “Our family is going through some transitions and I found someone who I thought was a nice partner in Ken Ganley,” Taylor says. “He shares a lot of the same values as our family.”

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