MT. LAUREN, NJ Automotive Resources International (ARI) has promoted Mike Blatnik and Gary Bonfield to the district sales manager position.

In this his new role, Mike Blatnik will be responsible for account relationship management, prospecting, and new business development for ARI's Atlanta office. Blatnik was previously responsible for sales and service for clients with fleets of less than 100 vehicles. With more than 15 years of industry experience with Wright Express Corporation, Donlen Corporation, GE Capital Fleet Services, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car & Leasing, he brings a significant knowledge base to his district sales manager position. Blatnik earned a B.A. from Central Michigan University.

"Mike has a track record of success," said Tom Donato, senior vice president of sales and marketing. "He will play an important role in supporting regional sales manager, Ken Carlson, and the team's efforts to enhance our operations in the Atlanta office."

Also promoted to the district sales manager position, Gary Bonfield will now manage existing account relationships, prospecting, and new business development in the San Francisco and Phoenix markets. Previously serving as district sales representative in the Pacific Region, his previous client base included clients with fleets of less than 100 vehicles.

"Gary's understanding of the markets throughout this region will be leveraged as he supports regional sales manager, David Allen, and our team's efforts to build business in the western region," said Donato.

Bonfield earned a B.S. in Economics from Arizona State University.  

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet