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  • Rick Astarita
    General Manager
    302-265-1315

    Rick started selling cars in 1983 in Baltimore, Md. He has over 33 years of automotive experience the last 16 years with Mercedes Benz. Rick enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters. In his spare time he enjoys the outdoors as much as possible.

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  • Pete Palmer
    General Sales Manager
    302-839-1075

    Pete has been a Mercedes enthusiast since the mid 80's when he bought his first Benz. He has been involved with Mercedes sales for over 20 years, The last 15 managing at i.g. Burton. Pete lives in Seaford with his wife, 2 dogs and 2 cats. He enjoys boating on the Nanticoke and classical choral music.

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  • Mike Webb
    Finance Manager
    302-841-2290

    Mike started with i.g Burton 11 years ago working his way up through the ranks from Business Development Advisor, to Sales, and now to Finance Manager. Mike is a Milford local who was raised on the water. He enjoys fishing, hunting and anything involving his wife and son.

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  • John Gilmer
    Client Advisor
    302-839-1122

    John has been selling Mercedes-Benz vehicles since 1998, starting with HBL Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Audi, Aston Martin in Tysons Corner, VA, then moving to EuroMotorCars Mercedes-Benz, Rolls Royce, Bentley in Bethesda, MD, and ending up here at i.g. Burton Mercedes-Benz after moving to Camden-Wyoming, DE in 2008. John says he has made many friends in the automotive business and plans to make many more. He prides himself on making shopping for and purchasing a Mercedes a pleasant experience for all of his customers.

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  • James Bechard
    Client Advisor
    302-839-0819

    29 Years in the automotive industry with over 3,500 clients in Delaware & neighboring states. Primarily "European High-Line" experience. College graduate with a degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management; Marketing & Finance from Paul Smiths College, University of Delaware. Hobbies include: tennis, bicycling, sport fishing, reading, culinary arts, sun & fun. In addition I have 4 beautiful & talented children in college and graduate school. I am constantly reading & working on self-Improvement in order to keep up with my increasingly educated children & clientele.

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  • Brian Sudler
    Client Advisor

    Brian has held multiple positions within the Automotive field for over 14 years. Some of which include General Manager, Field Service Technician, and Service Consultant.

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  • Bill Johnston
    Client Advisor


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  • Kimberly Ekas
    Receptionist

    Kim has worked in the customer service field since 1988. Her experience includes sales, administrative and being in a leadership position . She enjoys meeting new people and being the first person you see when you walk in the door. She lives in Magnolia, with her husband of 12 years and 3 children.  In her free time she likes to read, write and do 'nerd stuff'.

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