David VandeLinde is the director of dealer service and parts process at Hyundai Motor America. VandeLinde is responsible for continuing to make the customer experience better at Hyundai dealerships. He will oversee Hyundai’s dealer service and parts business growth.
VandeLinde is an automotive-industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience, including leading roles on both the manufacturer and retail sides of the business. He served in a variety of parts, service, technical, sales, planning and marketing positions with Toyota North America, specifically for Toyota’s New York and Los Angeles regions and Lexus’ Central and Western areas. Earlier in his career, VandeLinde spent time working at Chrysler, Sears and NAPA in both customer-facing and technician roles.
Prior to joining Hyundai, VandeLinde was the service director for Kuni Lexus of Portland.
VandeLinde received his Bachelor of Science in Automotive Technology, Service Management from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kan. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees at George Fox University in Newburg, Ore.
VandeLinde resides in Newport Coast, California.