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Holly Hafenmair Joins Merchants Fleet’s Southeast Sales Team

Merchants Fleet is pleased to announce Holly Hafenmair has joined its Southeast region as a Regional Sales Manager. She is responsible for large-market sales in the southeast region, specifically Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi. “We’re thrilled to have Holly’s talents on our growing Southeast sales team,” said Dusty Cummins, Regional Vice President of Merchants Fleet’s Southeast Region. “Her extensive fleet experience, combined with her excellent project management and relationship-building skillsets, make her a [...]

February 12th, 2019|

Merchants Fleet Named Among National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®

Merchants Fleet is excited to announce it has been named one of the country’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®. The award recognizes companies that excel at employee relations, use innovation to motivate employees, implement creative compensation programs, and more. Winners were assessed by the National Association for Business Resources, an independent research firm, which reviewed several key measures relative to other nationally-recognized winners. It is the first time Merchants Fleet has received [...]

February 6th, 2019|

Merchants Fleet Signs Lease on New Corporate Headquarters to Accommodate Growing Workforce & Client-Base

After a year of unprecedented growth, Merchants Fleet has signed a 10-year lease on a state-of-the-art corporate headquarters in Southern New Hampshire. In January 2018, the company launched a new and aggressive strategic direction focused on growing the company’s national client base while attracting the best and brightest employees across the fleet industry. The new headquarters allows Merchants to build on their legacy of delivering exceptional service and the most innovative fleet management experience [...]

January 31st, 2019|

Merchants Fleet Management Expands Mobility Leasing Services with New Truck Rental Program

Hooksett, N.H. October 29, 2018: Merchants Fleet Management has launched a new truck rental program to add to its growing suite of mobility leasing services. Designed for industries in need of light-duty, all-wheel drive trucks, the program offers flexible rental terms for top-quality vehicles, along with a variety of customized options. Customers will be able to take advantage of features like unlimited mileage, off-road usage, custom upfitting, added safety equipment, and 24/7 roadside assistance, [...]

October 29th, 2018|

Merchants Fleet Announces Leadership Team Changes

Hooksett, N.H. October 25, 2018: Merchants Fleet Management is pleased to announce several changes in its fleet leadership team. As Merchants continues to make strategic changes to adapt to the future of fleet and move toward its aggressive growth goals, several members of leadership have been promoted into new roles to capitalize on their strengths and years of fleet management experience. “Over the past year, Merchants has experienced incredible growth. We’ve hired some of [...]

October 25th, 2018|

Merchants Fleet Expands on Newly Formed Southeast Region

Hooksett, N.H. October 17, 2018: Merchants Fleet is pleased to announce three sales executives; Steve Merkel, Jake Brunner, and Jessica Bruning have joined the newly formed Southeast region. This team will work under the direction of the three Regional Vice Presidents who joined Merchants last month, industry veterans Bill Stueber, Dusty Cummins, and Mike Combs. Merkel, Brunner, and Burning will cover the Southeast area, helping corporate fleets meet their business needs with the extensive [...]

October 17th, 2018|

Merchants Fleet Wins Nationwide Government Contract with Sourcewell

Hooksett, N.H. October 11, 2018: Merchants Fleet was recently selected by Sourcewell (formerly National Joint Powers Alliance), a national cooperative purchasing organization, in the fleet management category for its government, nonprofit, and education members. Sourcewell contracts are solicited across North America and are awarded after a thorough and competitive process. Sourcewell’s 50,000 members will have access to a variety of Merchants Fleet services, including accident management, driver history profiles, safety training, maintenance, toll and [...]

October 11th, 2018|

Merchants Fleet Announces Brian DeFoney as Regional Sales Manager

Merchants Fleet is pleased to announce Brian DeFoney has joined their team as Regional Sales Manager. His territory will be focused on Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Missouri. Prior to Merchants, DeFoney spent 18 years in fleet sales, focusing on new business development and client retention in Michigan and the greater Chicago area. He developed business relationships in all sizes of fleet management markets, and he will continue to develop this market at Merchants. “We’re [...]

October 9th, 2018|

Merchants Fleet Announces Candice Groth as Director of Purchasing

Hooksett, N.H. September 27, 2018: Merchants Fleet is pleased to announce that Candice Groth has joined their team as its Director of Purchasing. With the strong growth Merchants continues to experience, Candice will be focused on enhancing both customer facing and internal processes related to new vehicle acquisition. Groth began her fleet management career in 1998 with GE Capital Fleet Services and progressed to Director of Operations at Element Fleet Management, where she was [...]

October 1st, 2018|

Merchants Fleet Grows Industry Expertise and Leadership with Market Expansion

Hooksett, N.H. September 24, 2018: Merchants Fleet announced today the expansion of its sales team to a fourth Sales Region to continue to fuel the company’s rapid market expansion.  The announcement of the new region includes hiring three industry veterans as Regional Vice Presidents to lead the Southeast Region; Bill Stueber, Mike Combs, and Dusty Cummins.  In addition to the Southeast Region, Jon Keller, Regional Vice President, will lead the Central Region, Diana Holland, [...]

September 26th, 2018|

Merchants Fleet Management Wins Best Company to Work For

Read the Business NH Magazine Article HereHooksett, N.H. September 12, 2018 - - - Merchants Fleet Management is proud to announce it has again been recognized as a Best Company to Work For in NH by Business NH Magazine.The 2018 competition included an employee engagement survey that had to be completed by at least 50 percent of a company’s workforce as well as an extensive employer survey, detailing benefits and workplace practices. By combining the [...]

September 13th, 2018|

Merchants Fleet Expands Senior Leadership Team

Hooksett, N.H. August 8, 2018: Merchants Fleet  announced today it is expanding its senior leadership team to meet the growing needs of their client base which has experienced a 35% increase in leased and managed units over the last 12 months. Jack Firriolo will assume his new role of Vice President, Fleet Credit, while Adam Secore will become Vice President, Fleet Operations. Adam Secore is a 12-year veteran of the Merchants organization, having spent [...]

August 8th, 2018|

Merchants Fleet Eclipses 50,000 Managed Units

Hooksett, N.H. July 11th, 2018: Merchants Fleet is excited to announce it has surpassed 50,000 leased or managed units.  Over the past 5 years, the company has expanded its portfolio by 46%. The strong showing is another step towards the recent expansion goal set by CEO Brendan P. Keegan, to double the size of the company by 2023.   “We are thrilled to reach 50,000 units and are looking forward to continued growth” stated Keegan.  “We’re continuing to add business with existing clients while [...]

July 11th, 2018|

Merchants Fleet Names Jeanine L. Charlton as New Chief Technology Officer

Hooksett, N.H. June 11, 2018: Merchants Fleet has named technology industry veteran Jeanine L. Charlton as Chief Technology Officer. “We launched a global search for the technology industry’s brightest mind with a combination of business savviness and enabling technology thought leadership; we are extremely excited to welcome Jeanine to the Merchants family,” said Brendan P. Keegan, Chief Executive Officer. Charlton has been on the forefront of IT and business integration at technology powerhouses such [...]

June 11th, 2018|

Merchants Fleet Introduces New Fleet Operations Manager

Hooksett, N.H. June 6th 2018: Merchants Fleet is excited to announce a new addition to their Purchasing Team. Charles Mathew will now serve as the Fleet Operations Manager. With more than 14 years of fleet experience, Mathew is the latest in a string of hires for the growing company. In his new role Mathew will lead Merchants Fleet's factory order team, managing the order to delivery process for fleet customers. Mathew has a Bachelor [...]

June 6th, 2018|

Merchants’ Singer Family Receives Granite State Legacy Award Honoring a History of Giving Back

Hooksett, NH (June 1, 2018) – The Singer Family, founders of Merchants Automotive Group, was honored with a 2018 Granite State Legacy Award recognizing the family’s extensive history of giving. Presented by the New Hampshire Union Leader and sponsored by Eastern Bank, the award celebrates the accomplishments of New Hampshire’s most distinguished citizens who have given the most to the state through business, philanthropy, politics and more. Gary Singer accepted the honor at a [...]

June 1st, 2018|

Merchants Fleet Continues Sales Growth

Hooksett, N.H. May 2018: Merchants Fleet is continuing to grow its sales team. The two newest members are Andrew Camp, and John “Rocky” Petrone. The move comes as part of Merchants Fleet's commitment to double in size again over the next several years, as part of Merchants CEO Brendan P. Keegan’s multiyear plan. Andrew Camp, in his role of Reginal Sales Manager, will cover central and northern California. Camp previously worked as the Vice [...]

May 1st, 2018|

Merchants Fleet Adds Customer Value Through Streamlining Services

Hooksett, NH March 22, 2018: Merchants Fleet, an expert in the fleet industry for over 50 years, announced it has streamlined its offerings to increase long-term customer value. Merchants now offers a single point of entry for all products and services: Fleet Management Services (core fleet business), Business Leasing Services (executive, hospitality, and franchise vehicles), and Mobility Leasing Services (short-term fleet options and automated pool management technology). The move allows Merchants to provide customers a [...]

March 22nd, 2018|

Maria Neve Elected to NAFA Board of Directors

ShapeHooksett, N.H. February 26th, 2018: Merchants Fleet is pleased to announce, Government Sales Manager Maria Neve has been named to the NAFA Board of Directors for a three-year term ending in February 2021. Neve has over eighteen years of experience in various sales and operations roles in the government fleet management industry. She has been with Merchants Fleet for the last four and half years. Before coming to Merchants Neve was with Admiral Leasing, [...]

February 26th, 2018|

Merchants Fleet Management Names New CEO

Hooksett, N.H. November 21, 2017: Brendan Keegan was named Chief Executive Officer of Merchants Fleet, today. Merchants appointed Keegan as the interim CEO this past August and today the company announced he will take over as the company’s full time CEO. Merchants conducted a national search for the best person to fill the CEO seat. Merchants Chairman of the Board, Gary Singer stated, “After many conversations, we continued to identify the best candidate as [...]

November 21st, 2017|

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