Mercedes-Benz USA has announced two key changes within its senior management team at their corporate headquarters in Montvale, NJ. Effective immediately, M. Bart Herring has been appointed general manager, product management, replacing Bernie Glaser and effective May 1, Mark Webster will be promoted to the position of general manager, pre-owned and fleet operations, replacing M. Bart Herring.
M. Bart Herring: General Manager, Product Management
Effective immediately, M. Bart Herring has been appointed general manager, product management, replacing Bernie Glaser, who was recently promoted to vice president, marketing for MBUSA. In this role, reporting directly to Glaser, Herring will direct product and lifecycle management strategies, supporting the sales and marketing of Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and light trucks. Herring brings extensive experience from his previous positions within MBUSA where he most recently held the role of general manager for pre-owned and fleet operations.
Herring has more than a decade of experience with Mercedes-Benz, first joining the organization as a financial review analyst for Mercedes-Benz Financial in 1998. Herring then went on to spend eight years in product management where he was responsible for numerous product launches, including the S, CL and C-Class sport sedan. Before joining MBUSA, he held audit positions at MedPartners/CVS Caremark and BBC&W public accounting firm. Herring, a CPA, holds a bachelor of science degree in Accounting from Auburn University and resides in Manhattan.
Mark A. Webster: General Manager, Pre-Owned and Fleet Operations
Effective May 1, Mark Webster will be promoted to the position of general manager, pre-owned and fleet operations, replacing M. Bart Herring and reporting to Mike Slagter, senior vice president, sales. In his new role, Webster will be responsible for all pre-owned vehicles, remarketing programs and fleet operations. Most recently, he was area manager for the Northeast region at MBUSA.
Webster began his automotive career with Nissan North America’s Infiniti division holding various titles in sales operations prior to being promoted to market manager for northern California. Webster then joined MBUSA in 2001 as market manager for the San Francisco region before coming to corporate headquarters as the market manager for the Northeast region in 2004. From there he transitioned to regional sales development for the northeast and then became department manager for national pre-owned sales in 2006. Webster has both an MBA and an undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California and resides in Basking Ride, New Jersey.