Merchants Fleet Management has named three regional sales managers for its newly-formed Southeast region in Steve Merkel, Jake Brunner, and Jessica Bruning, the fleet management company has announced.

The new trio will work under the direction of regional vice presidents Bill Stueber, Dusty Cummins, and Mike Combs, who joined the Hooksett, N.H.-based company in September.

Merkel brings 20 years of sales and management experience in the fleet industry. Prior to joining Merchants, he was assistant vice president for The Bancorp Commercial Fleet Leasing.

Brunner brings 15 years of outside sales experience and has been in the fleet industry since 2011. Prior to Merchants, Brunner was in sales at The Bancorp Bank. He also was the regional sales manager for Union Leasing in Orlando. He was an account executive for Enterprise Fleet Management.

Bruning also brings 15 years of relationship management and sales experience, most recently at The Bancorp Bank. She also was an account manager at Enterprise Fleet Management. She was also director of admissions at Wiley, where she worked on training, development, and recruitment.

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet

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