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Meet Pinebelt Cars Executive Staff

Executive

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David Sickel
Owner Operator of Pine Belt Enterprises
A graduate of Lakewood High, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA and the General Motors Institute, Detroit, MI, David served in the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1969 to 1975. A life-long Ocean County resident, David joined Pine Belt Chevrolet in January, 1970; the family business founded in 1937 by Leon Sickel, his father.


Automobile Dealerships owned all or in part are Pine Belt Chevrolet Inc., Lakewood, NJ-Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep Inc., Lakewood, NJ, Pine Belt Nissan of Toms River Inc., Toms River, NJ-Pine Belt Cadillac Inc., Toms River, NJ-Pine Belt Nissan of Keyport Inc., Keyport, NJ, Pine Belt Chevrolet of Freehold, LLC, Freehold, NJ and Pine Belt Subaru Inc., Lakewood, NJ.


David is a member of the National Automobile Dealers Association, New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers Advertising Association, and New York Region Chevrolet Dealers for which he was Director (1994-1995), Auto Dealer Magazine-Advisory Board, Lakewood Chamber of Commerce/Brick Chamber of Commerce/Toms River Chamber of Commerce, and NJ shore Builders Association. He also has an extensive list of charitable and community service affiliations.

Favorite Car: Chevy Impala
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Kenny Martin
Vice President
Kenny is a life-long resident of Toms River, NJ. He oversees all of the operations of the three locations in Lakewood. His most important goal is to "treat people the way he would want to be treated".


Kenny has been in the automotive industry since 1977 and with Pine Belt since 1981, taking over operations in 1989 and guiding the Lakewood location to the states number one retail sales dealership. He is a graduate of all of the NCM & Associated Boot Camp programs as well as the GMAC Managing Retail Operations program.


Favorite Vintage Car: 1956 Chevrolet Corvette


Favorite Current Car: Chrysler 300

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Rob Sickel
Executive Manager

Rob Sickel is the son of David Sickel, the President of Pine Belt Enterprises. A graduate of the University of Miami, Robert has worked in all dealership positions, including sales, fixed operations, and accounting.


Rob is a graduate of all of the NCM & Associate Boot Camp programs. His in-dealership experience includes working in Sales and F&I positions for the Potamkin and AutoNation dealership groups. Some highlights are managing used vehicle wholesale sales and purchasing for Pine Belt where he handled everything from appraisal to disposal of non-retail units.


Rob created the BDC, the “heart” of Pine Belt’s operations, and supervised the creation of Pine Belt’s extremely successful Internet Department. From parts runner to desking deals, these in-dealership experiences have prepared Rob well for his current position.

Favorite Car: Chevy Tahoe
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Joseph Pagano
E-Commerce Director

Joseph is responsible for our centralized Internet and Business Development department and manages a 10 person team which handles over 2000 inquiries per month. Joseph started with Pine Belt in February of 2008.

Joe’s extensive experience, coming from Shore Lending Group, a mortgage broker and banking company where 100% of the leads were Internet or phone-based, was perfect preparation for his role as Pine Belt’s E-Commerce Director. He is an Ocean County resident and attended Rutgers University and Montclair State University where he studied finance.

Starting at around 70 Internet provided delivers per month Joseph has taken the department to its current performance level of providing 270 plus deliveries per month.

Favorite Car: Pontiac GTO Judge
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Shawn Maloney
Pre-Owned Car Director

Shawn is the Pre-Owned Vehicle Director for all Pine Belt Enterprise locations; both retail and wholesale. Shawn is a graduate of Christian Brothers Academy, and Widener University, Chester, PA. He has been with Pine Belt since 1986. Starting in sales, he quickly became not only the top unit volume salesperson, but maintained top CSI scores as well. Throughout his 20 year plus career, he has maintained his focus on CSI and today resolves all customer satisfaction issues personally and maintains exceptional CSI scores.

At Pine Belt Shawn has excelled as a Closer, Desk Manager, and F&I and Sales Manager before becoming Director of Pre-Owned Operations. He has attended numerous General Motors training programs as well as the Tim Deese Progressive Basic course. Shawn performs training and implements process and procedures including everything from the appraisal process to reconditioning.

Shawn implemented the “sealed bid” process for wholesale vehicle disposal. With over 20 wholesalers participating, the program has streamlined the wholesale process, reducing losses, increasing inventory turn and bringing compliance to one of the most problematic areas of dealership operations.

Favorite Car: Chevy Camaro
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Alana Hackshaw
Internet Sales Manager
I've been with Pine Belt since 2007. I grew up in Brick and Lakewood and I currently reside in Brick, NJ. I went to East Carolina University for Business Management. In my free time I love the beach and have 3 dogs with my husband; Story, Sugar, and Niles. I am also flattered and honored to be the "face of the franchise" for all Pine Belt location's advertisements. Favorite Car: Corvette Stingray