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Brandon Honda hires Jeremiah Soltis as Finance Manager

Friday, July 20, 2016

Sam Raabe is pleased to announce that Jeremiah Soltis has been hired as a Finance Manager at Brandon Honda, a Morgan Auto Group dealership. The finance and insurance management position involves helping clients choose between auto financing and insurance options when buying or leasing a new or used car.    

Originally from Wyoming, Soltis started working in an automobile dealership in Rock Springs when he was just 16 years old. He now has 15 years of experience in automobile dealerships in Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, and Florida, primarily in sales and finance positions. 

“Jeremiah works with clients in the same, positive way he would work with members of his own family,” said Sam Raabe, General Manager of Brandon Honda. “He empowers his clients by helping them understand financing and insurance protection options to enable them to make well-informed financial decisions. We welcome Jeremiah and are happy to have him join our F&I team.”

Brandon Honda is a division of Morgan Auto Group and is located at 9209 E. Adamo Drive in Tampa, FL 33619, one mile west of I-75. It is an award-winning Green-Star Certified automobile service facility and works proactively to protect the environment. For more information, call 813-664-1234 or visit http://www.BrandonHonda.com/



Brandon Honda hires Kenneth Sidwell as Executive Manager

Friday, June 20, 2016

Sam Raabe is pleased to announce that Kenneth Sidwell has been hired as an Executive Manager at Brandon Honda, a Morgan Auto Group dealership. The executive management position involves supervision of about 45 sales people, leadership and training.  

Sidwell has worked in automobile dealerships for the last 15 years, primarily in sales of new and used cars, as well as in finance positions.  He formerly served as an E-5 Sargent in the United States Army stationed in Fort Ord, California.

“Kenneth is a serious, hardworking guy, and he will be a great addition to our sales force,” said Sam Raabe, General Manager of Brandon Honda. “He has extensive experience in the subprime finance markets successfully qualifying individuals for credit who may have challenging credit records. Please help me welcome Kenneth Sidwell to our sales team.”

Brandon Honda is a division of Morgan Auto Group and is located at 9209 E. Adamo Drive in Tampa, FL 33619, one mile west of I-75. It is an award-winning Green-Star Certified automobile service facility and works proactively to protect the environment. For more information, call 813-664-1234 or visit http://www.BrandonHonda.com/


Brandon Honda promotes Don Bitler to Financial Services Manager

Friday, May 20, 2016

Sam Raabe is pleased to announce that Don Bitler has been promoted to Financial Services Manager at Brandon Honda, a Morgan Auto Group dealership.  

Bitler has a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Maryland’s University College and an electrical engineering degree from the University of Florida, with a minor in business. He served in the U. S. Navy for six years before becoming an engineer with NASA / Allied Signal Aerospace Corp. helping develop an avionics package for the Boeing V-22 Osprey that utilizes tiltrotor technology to combine the vertical performance of a helicopter with the speed and range of a fixed-wing aircraft.

Bitler has been in automobile sales and finance positions for about 15 years, having first worked for his father’s automobile dealership in New Jersey. He has lived in Florida off and on since 1974 and first joined Brandon Honda in February 2016 in sales. He was formerly Finance Director at American Service Center Mercedes, where his department ranked in the top five Mercedes finance departments for 12 of the 13 years he was there.  

“Don is a great numbers guy, and we’re pleased to be able to take advantage of his deep expertise in the world of auto finance,” said Sam Raabe, General Manager of Brandon Honda. “We appreciate his admirable service to our country and his personal sacrifices for our freedoms. Please help me welcome Don Bitler to our finance team.”  

John Marazzi names Sam Raabe as General Manager of Brandon Honda

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Sam Raabe, General Manager

John Marazzi has promoted Sam Raabe, General Sales Manager of Brandon Honda, to General Manager, where he will oversee all operations including sales, service and finance. Raabe is a native of Ocala, Florida. In 2005, he first went to work in sales and finance at a Morgan Auto Group dealership, Honda of Ocala. In 2011, Raabe relocated to Tampa and joined Brandon Honda as Business Manager and was soon named to Sales Manager. By June of 2011, he had been promoted to General Sales Manager to oversee day-to-day sales operations.  

Raabe is a 2013 graduate of the NCM Institute’s General Management Executive Program, a comprehensive, professional development program for dealership executives to equip them for long-term success in the retail automotive industry. He was named to “40 Under 40” in Automotive News in July 2014 and in Business Observer in October 2014.   

“Sam is a strong leader who has earned this promotion by distinguishing himself every day on the job," said Managing Partner John Marazzi. "With Sam taking the helm at Brandon Honda, I can turn more of my attention to managing Morgan Auto Group’s newest dealership acquisition, Sun Toyota in Holiday, Florida. Sam is amazing and I have every confidence he will continue to distinguish the Brandon Honda name and brand.”

Brandon Honda recently won two national awards—American Honda’s prestigious “President’s Award Elite” as a top 10 dealership in new vehicle sales volume and Honda’s exclusive “Masters Circle” program for being a top 50 dealership in sales, service and customer satisfaction.    

Brandon Honda is a division of Morgan Auto Group and is located at 9209 E. Adamo Drive in Tampa, FL 33619, one mile west of I-75. It is a Green-Star Certified automobile service facility and works proactively to protect the environment. For more information, call 813-664-1234 or visit http://www.BrandonHonda.com/


Brandon Honda earns Honda’s President’s Award Elite 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

John Marazzi, Managing Partner

John Marazzi is pleased to announce that Brandon Honda, a Morgan Auto Group dealership, has been awarded American Honda Motor Company’s “President’s Award Elite.” The prestigious Honda award program recognizes American Honda's top dealerships that consistently meet rigorous sales, service, brand, and customer retention objectives, while ranking in the top 10 dealerships in new vehicle sales volume.     

"We had our best year ever in 2015 and are extremely honored to be recognized by Honda for our efforts,” said John Marazzi, managing partner of Brandon Honda. "Earning this coveted recognition is a challenging, yearlong endeavor that requires focus and daily commitment to excellence by every member of our team. We simply have the best team of employees and the most loyal customers who together make this achievement possible.”   
"Only Honda’s best-in-class dealerships are honored with the President’s Award Elite,” said Larry Morgan, CEO of Morgan Auto Group. “Brandon Honda has had a passion for delivering excellence since day one, and we’re excited to see it gain the recognition we feel it deserves among its peers. We couldn't be prouder of their rapid growth and extraordinary accomplishments."

Brandon Honda strives to improve every aspect of its customers’ approval and satisfaction with its sales and service operations throughout the year. It empowers employees to seek dealership and process improvements to maximize customer satisfaction. As the result of one of those initiatives, Brandon Honda has earned Hillsborough County’s designation as a Green Star Certified automobile service facility for modifying operations to proactively protect the environment.    

Brandon Honda is located at 9209 E. Adamo Drive in Tampa, FL 33619, one mile west of I-75. For more information, call 813-664-1234 or visit http://www.BrandonHonda.com/.



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