Morgan Auto Group has expanded its portfolio to a total of 32 dealerships with the addition of two new stores that will be led by Jerry Clark.
The company announced Friday that its newly acquired Brandon Hyundai and Brandon Mitsubishi stores in Tampa, Fla., represent its first and third Hyundai and Mitsubishi dealerships, respectively.
“The Brandon Hyundai and Brandon Mitsubishi acquisitions are exciting on many fronts. They bring an excellent volume brand like Hyundai to our group and extend our presence in a Brandon market where we have always enjoyed doing business,” Morgan Auto chief executive officer Brett Morgan said in a news release.
Furthermore, the Tampa-based dealership group said that Clark who joins the group from Maryland brings more than two decades of leadership experience to his new role as general manager of both stores.
“We are very fortunate to have Jerry Clark join our team ... Jerry started his career in 1983 as a salesperson in Hagerstown, Maryland; and since then, has held virtually every position that a car dealership has to offer, including over 20 years as a general manager.
“This depth of experience provides Jerry with the skill level needed to train our team members to deliver outstanding customer service in both the sales and service operations,” Moore continued.
Additionally, outside of his most recent dealership responsibilities, Clark has also spent time with the Special Olympics organization as a member of the Maryland Special Olympics board of directors, according to Morgan Auto.
“It’s a great honor to take on this new position at Brandon Hyundai and Brandon Mitsubishi,” said Clark. “My number one priority in the coming months as general manager will be to bringing Morgan's signature customer service processes to these stores. We have already begun making minor facility changes that will enhance the overall customer experience and which are representative of our new tagline New Owners, New Attitude,” he said.
Along with the newly acquired Hyundai and Mitsubishi dealerships, Morgan Auto now has eight other dealerships, representing the Honda, Toyota, Ford, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM and MINI brands.