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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. A Graduate of Roanoke College, Charlie initially did not work in the family business. He pursued a career in the automotive finance and insurance business working for Ryan Associates for several years. One day in the 90s, Charlie got a call asking him to come back and run the family business. Since then, he has taken ownership and expanded the company to what it is today. He is most proud of the growth of 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 is the first person in company history to hold co-ownership of an i.g. Burton dealership since the company's establishment in 1908. In 2021, he joined Charlie Burton - President of i.g. Burton Auto Group - in purchasing i.g. Burton of Newark. Over the years has been the Director of First Impressions, Sales Professional, Salesperson, Sales Manager, and General Manager. In 2007 he was promoted to the Operations Management Team as Director of Sales. Today, MJ is the Vice President/Chief Operating Officer of i.g. Burton Auto Group. In his spare time, MJ enjoys hunting and spending time with his family.

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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 where she wore many hats, including receptionist, car washer, parts person, and customer service representative. It was there that her love for the automotive business began. After a few years, she applied for a job at a local dealership and started as the Service Receptionist before becoming a Service Advisor, and then Service Manager. Her love for all things outdoors eventually drew her to the Delaware beach area. In 2008 she joined i.g. Burton as the BMW Service Manager. After working at i.g. Burton BMW for over a decade, she earned the opportunity to be part of the i.g. Burton Auto Group Executive Management team. When away from the dealership, she enjoys spending time with her family, playing with their two dogs, traveling, camping, and paddleboarding.

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Bernadette Jasmine
Executive Manager
302-930-5176

Bernadette Jasmine joined the Executive Management Team of i.g. Burton Auto Group in July 2019. She is currently the acting HR Director. Bernadette has over ten years of experience in the automotive industry previously working for General Motors as a District Manager. Prior to the automotive business, she worked for a town government and ran a daycare center. Bernadette enjoys family time on the beach, fishing, and kayaking.

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Jaime Parker
Human Resources Manager
302-422-3041 x22327

Jaime Parker joined the i.g. Burton team as Human Resources Manager in January 2023. She has two Bachelor's degrees: one in Business and another in Marketing, and she has been working in the HR field since 2016. Jaime is passionate about helping people with their careers - before and after obtaining employment. Jaime has a Daughter, Kendall, and two beloved dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys trips to the beach, running, singing, hunting, and traveling.

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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

Caleb started with i.g. Burton Auto Group in 2007. Since then, he has held several positions, including Service Porter, Parts Advisor, Parts Manager, and Import Parts Director. He feels that i.g. Burton is a great company to work for because it has helped him grow his love for the automotive industry. Caleb is now Parts Director for all i.g. Burton Auto Group locations. In his time away from work, he likes visiting Delaware beaches with friends and family, touring local breweries, and spending time with his dog.

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Management

Rick Astarita
General Manager
302-424-1500 x44027

Rick started selling cars in 1983 in Baltimore, Md. He has over three decades of automotive experience, including over 15 years with Mercedes-Benz vehicles. In his spare time, Rick enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters, spending as much time outdoors as possible.

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Pete Palmer
General Sales Manager
302-839-1075

Pete has been a Mercedes-Benz enthusiast since the mid 80's when he bought his first Mercedes-Benz vehicle. He has been with Mercedes-Benz sales for over two decades, the majority of which have been managing the i.g. Burton & Co. Inc. location in Milford, DE. Pete enjoys spending time with his wife, two dogs, and two cats. He also 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 over a decade ago. He worked his way up through the ranks from Business Development Advisor to Sales and now to the Finance Manager of the Mercedes-Benz location. Mike is a 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. He started with HBL Mercedes-Benz, then moved on to Porsche, Audi, Aston Martin in Tysons Corner, VA, EuroMotorCars Mercedes-Benz, Rolls Royce, Bentley in Bethesda, MD, and finally here at i.g. Burton Mercedes-Benz after moving to Delaware in 2008. John has made many friends in the automotive business and plans to make many more. He prides himself on creating a simple and pleasant shopping experience for his customers when they're looking to purchase a vehicle.

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Brian Sudler
Client Advisor
302-424-1500 x44016

Brian has held multiple positions within the automotive field for over two decades, including General Manager, Field Service Technician, and Service Consultant. 

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Bill Johnston
Client Advisor
443-513-0004

Bill has been with i.g. Burton since 2018. Having worked
for many years in the hospitality industry, transitioning to automotive sales was an easy choice for him. He has always had a love affair with cars and has owned many classic vehicles. He currently has three Mercedes-Benz vehicles and a vintage VW Bug. When Bill isn't providing a luxury experience for his customers, he enjoys being at the beach and working on his vintage cars. He is also a lover of animals. He loves spending time with his cocker spaniel Collette and his 17-year-old cat Gigi.

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Ty Wilkerson
Client Advisor
302-745-2899

Ty has been with i.g. Burton Mercedes-Benz since 2020. He worked in the hospitality industry for 15 years before transitioning to auto sales and excels at anticipating the needs and wants of his clients. He loves serving his clients at the highest level and enjoys learning more about the evolving world of the automotive industry. Ty enjoys spending his off time with his girlfriend and Labrador puppy at the beach, traveling, and dining out. #RideWithTy

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L'aigner Massey
Client Advisor
678-557-1455

L'aigner has been with the Mercedes-Benz brand since August 2020, and she's been part of the i.g. Burton team since September 2021. She sincerely enjoys assisting customers as a Client Advisor. In her spare time, L'aigner loves spending time with loved ones, going to the beach, traveling, and practicing yoga.

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Service

Ryan Christie
Service Manager
302-839-1089

Ryan started in the car business in 2007 as a Detailer. After leaving for a career in Police work, he returned to i.g. Burton in 2016 as a Service Advisor. When he's not working with Mercedes-Benz clients, Ryan enjoys working on cars, appreciating the outdoors, and pursuing personal fitness goals. 

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Kristi Yokimcus
Service Advisor
302-424-1500 x44119

Kristi became a Service Advisor in 2006 and started her tenure with i.g. Burton in 2021. Her Mother worked for a dealership most of Kristi's life, so she has been around the car business for a long time. In Kristi's free time, she enjoys camping and spending time with her family.

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Marc-Olivier Pashko
Service Advisor
302-424-1500 x44106

Marc has been in the car business since 2017. He has held many positions in the car business, including Service Advisor, Parts Advisor, and Service Manager. 

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Donna Greenly
Warranty Administrator
302-839-0835

Donna has been with i.g. Burton since 1985. She's worked with several franchises and held various positions during that time. She has enjoyed the opportunity to learn a great deal throughout the years. For relaxation, she likes to go camping with her husband 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'll often find her organizing, filing, or decorating the dealership for the current festivities. Rachel 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, administration, and being in leadership positions. She enjoys meeting new people and being the first person you see when you walk in the door. When she isn't working, Kim likes to read, write, and do "nerd stuff."

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Parts

Ronnie Betts
Parts Manager
302-424-1500 x44204

Ronnie has been with i.g. Burton since 2010, when he started as the Director of First Impressions for both our BMW and Mercedes-Benz stores before moving on to the role of Parts Advisor. When he's not working, Ronnie enjoys spending time with friends and family, going for long walks on the beach, enjoying a local craft beverage, and defeating the i.g. Burton Berlin Parts Department in the first-ever i.g. Burton golf tournament, along with help from the rest of the BMW parts team and our BMW Shop Foreman David VanPelt.

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Bill Geissel
Parts Advisor
302-424-1500 x44201

Bill has been with the i.g. Burton Parts Team for over two decades. He's a huge Dallas Cowboys fan, a certified Philidelphia Eagles Hater, and enjoys listening to Metallica and spending time with his Rottie. 

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Bernard Hajek
Parts Advisor
302-424-1500 x44208

Bernard decided to move up from the two-wheel world and came to Mercedes-Benz in 2021. He loves to spend his time outdoors exploring new areas and catching fish and game. He's always looking for new ways to improve his skills and find new adventures.

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