I’m Mark Webster, the new General Manager of smart USA. I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself, while I continue to get to know many of you. My journey with the Mercedes-Benz family began in 2001 as Market Manager for the San Francisco region. By 2006, I had moved to the Pre-Owned Sales team and eventually became the GM for Pre-Owned and Fleet Sales Operations. I’m thrilled to be making the transition to smart, and am looking forward to all the great things we’ll experience together.
It’s been a true delight to see the results of recent collaborations between smart and the owner community. This past year saw the Hoover Dam fill up with 120 smarts during Jam on the Dam II. smart also featured some inspiring personal stories from real owners with the unfiction series. This summer, the all-new smart electric drive is touring the country with the funtestdrive, giving people first-look test drives and access to local “unmainstream” favorites. And in July we’ll be lending our support to a very special event – smart Nationals in Colorado. It’ll be a great way for smarties across the country to get together, trade stories, and enjoy the company of like-minded car owners.
And speaking of smarties around the US, I’m pleased to announce the addition of two new smart dealerships to our roster: the re-opening of smart center of Rochester in Minnesota, and the grand opening of smart center of Gainesville in Florida. We are committed to growing smart across the country, and will keep you in the loop as more dealerships join the family.
There’s a lot more going on behind-the-scenes here at smart, so be sure to stay up-to-date at smartUSAinsider.com. Got your own big idea for smart? Let us know at smartEvents@MBUSA.com.
Again, I’m honored to be a part of the smart family. It’s going to be a fun ride.
General Manager of smart USA