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Executive Management

Charles Burton
Owner/President
302-270-7012

Charlie Burton is the 5th Generation owner of the i.g. Burton Auto Dealerships located in Milford and Seaford Delaware.  Graduate of Roanoke College ,  Charlie initially did not work in the family business. He pursued career in the automotive finance and insurance business working for Ryan Associates for a number of years. One day Charlie got a call asking him to come back and run the family business.  For the last 25 years he has been running the operations taking it from a small family business to the successful organization it is today. What he is proud of them most is his employees. "It's a great feeling knowing you give your employees the opportunities to develop and grow and be successful."

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MJ Lofland
Vice President / COO
302-222-8310

MJ Lofland has been with the i.g. Burton auto group since 1995. He has held the positions of Director of First Impressions, Sales Professional, Salesperson(earning salesperson of the year in 1997 and 1998) getting promoted to sales manager in 1999. From there he has progressed to General Manager in 2003 and in 2007 a member of the Operations Management Team as Director of Sales and Finance and now the Vice President/COO over all i.g. Burton locations. In his spare time he enjoys hunting here on the Delmarva peninsula and spending time with his family and daughter Elise. MJ resides in Milford. To quote MJ "Nobody beats a Burton Deal....Nobody!"

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Juliana Swinford
CFO
302-839-1111


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Lisa DiVincenzo
Executive Manager
302-404-5225

Lisa started her automotive career in 1999 working at a private repair shop in Wilmington, DE. She wore many hats at that job….receptionist, car washer, parts person and customer service representative. This is where her love for the automotive business began. After a few years, she applied for a job at the local dealership and started as the service receptionist before working to be a service advisor. Next stop was Service Manager of the BMW franchise. Her love for all things outdoors drew her to the Delaware beach area. She moved in 2008 and started with i.g. Burton as the BMW service manager, a job she truly loved. After working at i.g. Burton for over a decade, she earned the opportunity to be part of the Executive Management team. When away from the dealership, she enjoys spending time with her husband Brad and daughters Kayla and Talia. Together they love to travel, camp, paddleboard and play with their two dogs.

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Bernadette Jasmine
Executive Manager
302-930-5176

Bernadette Jasmine joined i.g. Burton Auto Group in July of 2019 as part of the Executive Management Team. She is currently the acting HR Director. Bernadette brings ten years of experience in the automotive industry previously working for General Motors as a District Manager. In another life, Bernadette served as the Town Clerk for Mountain Village and ran a day care center in Rico - both in Colorado. She lives in Lewes with her husband Jeff, her son Jakob and their dog, Bobby. They enjoy family time on the beach, fishing and kayaking.

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Greg Gilmore
Service Director - Imports
302-839-1138

Greg has been in the car business since 1996. he has held many positions in the car business, parts delivery driver, Warranty Administrator, Service Advisor, Service Manager, and Service Director. When he is not working, Greg enjoys time with his four children, and 4 grandchildren.

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Caleb Ashley
Parts Director
302-424-3042 x44200

I started with i.g. Burton Auto Group in 2007. I have help multiple positions, including service porter, parts advisor, parts manager, import parts director, and now parts director for all i.g. Burton locations. i.g Burton is a great company to work for and has helped grow my love for the automotive industry. In my spare time I Enjoy spending time on Delaware beaches with friends and family, visiting local breweries, and spending time with my dog.

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Management

Rick Astarita
General Manager
302-424-1500

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, 2dogs 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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Sales

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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Brian Sudler
Client Advisor
302-424-1500 x44016

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
443-513-0004


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Ty Wilkerson
Client Advisor
302-745-2889


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L'aigner Massey
Client Advisor
678-557-1455


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Service

Ryan Christie
Service Manager
302-839-1089


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Christy Dowd
Service Advisor
302-839-1087


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Kristine Yokimcus
Service Advisor
302-424-1500 x44119


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Donna Greenly
Warranty Administrator
302-839-0835

Donna has been with the company since 1985.  She has worked several different Franchises and jobs during that time.  She has enjoyed the opportunity to learn a great deal throughout the years.  Relaxation is camping with husband-to-be and friends.

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Rachel Trump
Service Coordinator
302-424-1500 x44023

Rachel has worked with i.g. Burton since 2015 and can cover many positions. You can most often find her organizing, filing or decorating the dealership in some way or another. She resides in Magnolia where she enjoys spending time with her cats and doing art.

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Kim Ekas
Service BDC
302-424-1500 x44111

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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Parts

Ronnie Betts
Parts Manager
302-424-1500 x44204


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Bill Geissel
Parts Advisor
302-424-1500 x44201


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