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Brad Audet

COSTA MESA, Calif., (May 23, 2013) – The Garage, Team Mazda today announced the appointment of Brad Audet as General Manager of the advertising and marketing company.

Audet brings a wealth of advertising and marketing experience having most recently served as Team Detroit’s executive vice president, managing director. Prior to Team Detroit, Audet was the senior vice president, group director at Mullen, also in Detroit.

Michael Buttlar, CEO of The Garage, Team Mazda, said, “Brad is one of the very few executives in the business today with experience managing a fully-integrated team-agency model, such as ours.  He brings a tremendous amount of knowledge across a variety of industry categories to our team, and a track record of successful business development and growth.” 

Not a stranger to the automotive industry, Audet has worked on an array of clients during his tenure including Ford, Buick, Oldsmobile, GM Fleet and Chrysler.  Additionally, Audet’s non-automotive experience extends to White Castle, Scotts Miracle-Gro, Sports Authority, Kmart, Jiffy Lube and Shell.

Audet earned his bachelor of arts in communications from Oakland University and his associate of arts in advertising from Northwood University. He will be moving to Southern California with his wife and two daughters.


The Garage, Team Mazda is located in Orange County, California and is a WPP company founded on a partnership with Mazda; The Garage oversees the advertising and marketing for Mazda. For more information about The Garage visit the website at



For further information: Michael Buttlar, The Garage, Team Mazda, (714) 913-9890 Octavio Navarro, H+K Strategies, (310) 310-0214


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