Sales Staff


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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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  • Rick Astarita
    General Manager
    443-285-2724

    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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  • 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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  • John Dowd
    Client Advisor
    302-604-4177

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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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  • Benjamin DiDonato
    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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  • Heather Smith
    Internet Sales Director
    302-270-1252


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  • Ariel Morales
    Internet Sales Manager
    800-796-9702

    Ariel has been with i.g. Burton since 2002 starting off at our Seaford Chevrolet location. In 2006, he joined the sales team at our Milford Chevrolet location until recently joining the Internet Sales Department. In his spare time, he loves driving around in his Cadillac. Ariel prides himself in making sure every customer gets the best deal and best customer service he can provide when helping customers find the perfect vehicle that fits them. Come see Ariel for your next vehicle purchase!

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  • Ronald Mistretta
    Internet Sales Manager
    302-604-9218

    Ron Mistretta has over 11 years of sales experience in the Automobile industry. He enjoys working with customers to provide a fun and easy vehicle purchase experience. When he is not at work he enjoys spending time with his family. He also likes to attend his children's sporting events and watch their games. He also loves the outdoors and trys to spend as much time out on the beach with his family as he can. 

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  • Allan Moran
    Internet Sales Manager
    302-396-2360

    Alan has been selling cars here at i.g. Burton over 2 years, but is not new to sales. Before selling cars he had worked in sales for over 25 years. When Allan isn't working he enjoys football, baseball, bowling, and spending time with his family.

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  • Dylan Housman
    Internet Sales Manager
    717-917-6371

    Dylan started with i.g. Burton as a College Intern in 2015. He loved his experience as an Intern and decided he would make i.g. Burton his full time career. He enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as working on cars, boats, being outdoors, and fishing. Dylan is originally from Lancaster, PA.

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  • Jim Mauser
    Internet Sales Manager

    Jim Mauser is a Delaware Native. He has been in the car business for 3 years. He specializes in Product knowledge and strives to get you in the best vehicle that fits what you are looking for. If you see him outside of the dealership, you will either see him with his wife and two daughters or floating in the middle of a pond fishing. If you want a stress free buying experience come in and ask for Jim Mauser.

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  • Bill Weeks
    Internet Sales Manager
    302-382-6511

    My wife and I moved to Delaware from Maryland in 2009.  We have two boys elementary school age that keep us busy.  I have 10 plus years experience in sales and customer service. I enjoy spending time with my family, fishing, golfing, and going to the beach in the summer.  I am a supporter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  I enjoy helping people get on the road in style with a smile in a new or pre-owned vehicle.

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