MONTVALE, NEW JERSEY
Mercedes-Benz USA Inc. has created two vice president positions for its sales operations.
Keith May has been appointed vice president of sales for the Midwest and Northeast regions, including Chicago, Washington, D.C., and New York. He will work out of the New York regional office in Parsippany, New Jersey.
Dave Schembri has been named vice president of sales for the West and Southeast regions, including San Francisco, Los Angeles and Jacksonville, Florida. He will be in the Los Angeles regional office.
Both will report to CEO Paul Halata.
May has extensive sales and marketing experience. Since joining Mercedes-Benz in 1985, he has held several positions in the United Kingdom, including product manager and zone sales manager for passenger cars, and general sales manager and dealer principal at the retail level. His most recent post was sales director for DaimlerChrysler UK, where he was responsible for the company's franchising and commercial relationships with the franchised dealer network.
Schembri joined Mercedes-Benz in 1994. Most recently, he was general manager of the Los Angeles region, responsible for sales, service and marketing operations in Southern California and Hawaii.
Before that, he was general manager for the New York area, overseeing general operations for retailers. Before coming to Mercedes-Benz USA, Schembri held several sales and marketing posts at Volkswagen of America, beginning in 1979.