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Bernice Singer, co-founder of Merchants Automotive Group, Dies at 94

2019-06-05T07:33:18-05:00

Merchants Automotive Group regretfully announces the passing of co-founder Bernice Siegel Singer. She was 94. Singer and her husband, the late Irving Singer, founded Merchants Automotive Group in 1962 when they opened “Merchants Motors,” a used automotive dealership, in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Bernice Singer, co-founder of Merchants Automotive Group, Dies at 942019-06-05T07:33:18-05:00

Merchants Fleet Breaks Down Walls with New Headquarters

2019-05-07T13:43:54-05:00

For a few minutes this week, Merchants Fleet’s staff put down their laptops, picked up some sledgehammers, and started hammering away at a wall, breaking into a new chapter for the 50-plus year-old company. The group gathered as part of a Demolition Day event celebrating the remodel of what will be the company’s new headquarters at 14 Central Park Drive in Hooksett, New Hampshire. Ownership, leadership and staff members kicked off the afternoon by taking turns swinging sledgehammers into a wall that was slated to be torn down to make an expansive and open new space. The new headquarters marks [...]

Merchants Fleet Breaks Down Walls with New Headquarters2019-05-07T13:43:54-05:00

Brendan P. Keegan & Jeanine L. Charlton Accepted into Forbes Technology Council

2019-04-11T12:54:42-05:00

Merchants Fleet CEO Brendan P. Keegan and Senior Vice President & CTO Jeanine L. Charlton have been accepted into Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community for world-class CIOs, CTOs, and technology executives. Keegan & Charlton were vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of their experience. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors. “We are honored to welcome Brendan & Jeanine into the community,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Technology Council. “Our [...]

Brendan P. Keegan & Jeanine L. Charlton Accepted into Forbes Technology Council2019-04-11T12:54:42-05:00

Jim Murray Joins Merchants Fleet’s Central Sales Team

2019-04-10T14:23:38-05:00

Merchants Fleet is pleased to announce Jim Murray has joined its Central region as a Regional Sales Manager. He is responsible for large-market sales in the Midwestern states. “We’re excited to welcome Jim to our growing sales team,” said Jon Keller, Regional Vice President of Merchants Fleet’s Central Region. “His deep knowledge of financing and leasing will make him a great asset to Merchants Fleet’s clients, and we’re happy that he chose to bring his decades of experience to our team.” Murray has over 25 years of business development and account management experience in the leasing and asset management industries. [...]

Jim Murray Joins Merchants Fleet’s Central Sales Team2019-04-10T14:23:38-05:00

Merchants Fleet Invests in Innovation with Launch of New Innovation Department

2019-03-21T13:00:41-05:00

Merchants Fleet has launched its Innovation Department and hired Lisa Bonacci as its Director of Innovation. The Innovation Department is dedicated to providing resources to further develop the skills, behaviors, and processes needed to continue to drive an innovative client experience. The new department, which Bonacci leads, is part of the company’s growing efforts to drive innovation in the fleet management space. Prior to joining Merchants Fleet, Bonacci served as the Engagement Manager for one of the most innovative companies in the world, Southern NH University [SNHU], and their Sandbox ColLABorative, the SNHU research and development lab of strategy and [...]

Merchants Fleet Invests in Innovation with Launch of New Innovation Department2019-03-21T13:00:41-05:00

Merchants Fleet Expands Truck Sales & Engineering Group, Hires Chris Johnston

2019-03-13T09:43:12-05:00

Merchants Fleet is expanding its Truck Sales & Engineering Group, and recently hired Chris Johnston as its newest Senior Truck & Upfit Engineer. Johnston joins an extensive team that includes Senior Truck & Upfit Engineer Joe Birren, Regional Sales Manager Jake Hebenstreit, Mobility Leasing Services – Business Development Russ Williams, Director of Operations – Purchasing Candice Groth, Senior Vice President of Sales Tom Coffey, and Senior Vice President of Operations Adam Secore. “As more fleets move away from sedans and toward a wider spectrum of vehicles, we were seeing an increased client need for expertise in trucks and upfitting,” said [...]

Merchants Fleet Expands Truck Sales & Engineering Group, Hires Chris Johnston2019-03-13T09:43:12-05:00

Jeanine L. Charlton, Senior VP & CTO at Merchants Fleet, to Speak on AGENDA19 Innovation Panel

2019-03-07T08:48:55-05:00

Merchants Fleet is pleased to announce Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer Jeanine L. Charlton will be a panelist at AGENDA19, an immersive, interactive business leadership conference focused on driving businesses forward in changing times. Organized by IDG and CIO Magazine, AGENDA attracts a variety of business and technology leaders. This year’s event is being held March 18-20 at the Sawgrass Resort in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida and focuses on the theme “Winning With Digital.” Charlton’s panel, “Building and Sustaining a Culture of Innovation and Change,” will discuss how organizations are building innovation into their cultures and creating environments [...]

Jeanine L. Charlton, Senior VP & CTO at Merchants Fleet, to Speak on AGENDA19 Innovation Panel2019-03-07T08:48:55-05:00

CEO Brendan P. Keegan Talks Leadership, Innovation with NH Department of Safety

2019-03-07T08:51:27-05:00

CEO of Merchants Fleet Brendan P. Keegan spoke to a full room of New Hampshire’s safety leaders this week as the keynote for the Department of Safety’s Leadership Meeting, which was held at the Division of Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services. During his session Keegan encouraged the state’s leaders to take time to innovate, engage in strategic thinking, and invest in their teams through leadership and coaching. Commissioner John J. Barthelmes said it was Keegan’s approach to leadership and innovation that grabbed his attention. “Brendan and I were on a panel for the Fire Chiefs of the [...]

CEO Brendan P. Keegan Talks Leadership, Innovation with NH Department of Safety2019-03-07T08:51:27-05:00

Holly Hafenmair Joins Merchants Fleet’s Southeast Sales Team

2019-02-13T09:58:59-05:00

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 great asset to her clients and a strong addition to our salesforce.” Hafenmair has over 10 years of experience in the fleet industry. Prior to joining [...]

Holly Hafenmair Joins Merchants Fleet’s Southeast Sales Team2019-02-13T09:58:59-05:00
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