Jared Merlin Named President of U-Haul Company of Central New Jersey

Mar 31, 2011, 14:57 ET from U-Haul

EDISON, N.J., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Executive Vice President (EVP) Chuck Hertzler and District 11 Area District Vice President (ADVP) Nick Marra jointly announced today that Jared Merlin has been promoted to marketing company president (MCP) of the new U-Haul Company of Central New Jersey (Co. 817).

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Merlin began his U-Haul career in February 1998 as a customer service representative (CSR) for U-Haul Moving and Storage of Old Bridge (814-074). In May 2000, Merlin transferred as a CSR to U-Haul Moving and Storage of East Brunswick (814-028), and shortly thereafter was promoted to general manager (GM) of that center. Merlin served as GM for more than four years before being promoted to field relief manager (FRM) for U-Haul Company of Northern New Jersey (Co. 814) in September 2006. Merlin returned to 814-028 as GM in January 2008, and soon after, he transferred to serve as GM for U-Haul Moving and Storage of Woodside (802-023), the position he held until his recent promotion. Today, Merlin will oversee all operations of UHC of Central New Jersey, including truck, trailer and storage rentals. With his hard drive for achievement, U-Haul experience and proven leadership skills, he certainly will drive Team 817 to success.

"Jared is an eager-to-learn, hardworking team member and I am looking forward to seeing what he will do with his knowledge and determination while leading this new company," ADVP Marra explained. "He is a highly qualified professional and will help ensure that this new marketing company will comply and adhere to U-Haul policies and procedures. Jared's enthusiasm and intensity will help us achieve our goals."

In assuming his new role as president, Merlin is most enthusiastic about the opportunity to work one-on-one with his team members in order to increase service through the implementation of U-Haul policies and procedures. He is excited to share his knowledge and demonstrate his strengths as a leader while striving for success. Merlin explains that though Co. 817 is a new company, it consists of U-Haul centers from two existing companies that employ many seasoned team members who have been employed by U-Haul for more than 10 years. Merlin knows that the strength within his marketing company will come from core team members, and he is confident they will all learn from one another. Merlin believes that by working hard, Co. 817 team members will increase overall profits and have great opportunities for success.

"As the president of this new company, I am looking forward to working closely with my team members," Merlin stated. "Through training, teamwork and dedication, Co. 817 will be able to serve our customers with the level of service they deserve."

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Joanne Fried
Ashleigh Wagner
U-Haul Public Relations