Hector Salazar, Owner of Salazar Kia, was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. Hector was the first generation born in theUnited States to parents of Mexican decent. Hector only spoke Spanish until he was in primary school and was the first in his family to attend college.
After graduating high school, Hector enlisted in the U.S. Army as an Infantryman. While on active duty, Hector received an ROTC scholarship, and was released to pursue a college degree. A few years later Hector graduated from the University of Tampa with a degree in Computer Science and a commission as a Second Lieutenant. After graduating, Hector returned to active duty in the Army and worked his way up to the rank of Captain.
After leaving the Army Hector ventured into the world of business and started a communications company. His company, Proactive Communications, provided satellite communication systems in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait during the war starting in 2003. At one point Proactive Communications had the largest integrated civilian communications network inIraq, which facilitated the nation’s first free elections.
After the sale of his communications company, Hector sought out new business opportunities. Upon finding the right opportunity, the chance to open a dealership in the Avondale Auto Mall, Hector and his family relocated to Phoenix, Arizona.
Since opening its doors in 2008, Salazar Kia has been known as the premier Phoenix, Arizona, Kia dealership. Hector and the Salazar Kia team are committed to providing high quality customer service and work diligently to ensure their customers have an enjoyable and stress-free experience. On a daily basis, Hector can be found in the dealership introducing himself to customers and making sure they are having the best experience possible.