FEASTERVILLE, Pa., April 14, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- Executive Vice President (EVP) Chuck Hertzler and District 11 Area District Vice President (ADVP) Nick Marra jointly announced today that Gerald Solarski has been promoted to marketing company president (MCP) of UHC of North Philadelphia (Co. 812).
Solarski began his U-Haul career in February 2008 as an area field manager (AFM) for U-Haul Company of Southern New Jersey (Co. 813). Solarski served as AFM for more than three years before his recent promotion. Today, Solarski will oversee all operations of UHC of North Philadelphia, including truck, trailer and storage rentals. With his hard drive for achievement and proven leadership skills, he certainly will drive Team 812 to success.
"We are very excited to have Gerald taking over as president," ADVP Marra explained. "I am looking forward to seeing what he will do with his knowledge and determination while leading this company. Gerald will help to improve the company overall with his knowledge of building a strong customer base as well as his commitment to our Primary Service Objective."
In assuming his new role as president, Solarski is most enthusiastic about having the opportunity to work with all facets of U-Haul Company of North Philadelphia, as well as getting to know and work hands on with his new team members. He is excited about already having a great team in place and believes that by implementing company policies, procedures, and proper execution of programs, he and his team will be able to increase profits while keeping expenses down. Solarski plans on striving to take UHC of North Philadelphia to the next level of success and is looking forward to getting the U-Box Program fully up and running, as he believes U-Box will be a great service for his customers.
"It can't be stressed enough that there is no 'I' in TEAM, and that each and every team member is a vital link to the success of Team 812," Solarski stated. "I look forward to working with each team member to reach new levels of success together."
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