David VandeLinde is the executive director of After-Sales for Hyundai Motor America. VandeLinde was named executive director, After-Sales, in March 2020 after spending several years as the director, Dealer Service Process. In this role, VandeLinde is responsible for leading dealer service programs and operations, parts and accessory sales, and owner marketing.
Previously, as director, Dealer Service Process, VandeLinde oversaw Hyundai’s retail service process, parts planning, parts and service field ops, and parts and service training. Some of VandeLinde’s accomplishments include establishing and operationalizing a platform for gathering and publishing dealer best practices, developing and publishing the first ever Hyundai Service Process Manual (the Car Care Process Guide), and revolutionizing Hyundai’s approach to field training to be more experiential.
Prior to joining Hyundai, VandeLinde was a Director at Lexus of Portland. He also worked in a variety of parts, service, technical, sales, planning and marketing positions with Toyota Motor 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 at Chrysler, Sears and NAPA in both customer-facing and technician roles.
VandeLinde received his Bachelor of Science in Automotive Technology, Service Management from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kan. He and his wife created the Lois Hosier and Jean Cruce Women in Technology Scholarship at his alma mater that is awarded to college women pursuing their dreams in automotive, construction engineering, plastics, graphics and imaging, and workforce learning degree programs. Through the scholarship, he hopes to opens doors and opportunities for female students to succeed and flourish in the fields of automotive and technology. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees at George Fox University in Newburg, Ore.
VandeLinde resides in Irvine, California.