BLOOMINGTON, Minn., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Executive Vice President (EVP) Bob Willson and District 4 Area District Vice President (ADVP) Zachary Stokes jointly announced today that Matthew Marquart has been promoted to marketing company president (MCP) of the new U-Haul Company of Southern Minnesota (Co. 726), located at 8845 Lyndale Avenue South in Bloomington, Minnesota.
Marquart began his U-Haul career in January 1999 as a customer service representative (CSR) for U-Haul of Bloomington (729-065). In May 2000, he was promoted to general manager (GM) of 729-065, where he worked for more than a year before being promoted to area field manager (AFM) for U-Haul Company of Minnesota (Co. 729). In January 2003, Marquart transferred as GM to U-Haul of Minneapolis (729-068), and shortly thereafter transferred back to Co. 729 to serve as senior manager. Several months later, in July 2003, Marquart was promoted to field relief manager (FRM) for Co. 729 and held several positions within Co. 729 before being promoted to traffic control manager (TCM) of Co. 729 in March 2010. Marquart served as TCM until his recent promotion. Today, he will oversee all operations of UHC of Southern Minnesota including truck, trailer and storage rentals. With his hard drive for achievement and strong leadership skills, Marquart certainly will drive Team 726 to success.
"We are very pleased to have someone of Matthew's caliber to oversee the operations of the new U-Haul Company of Southern Minnesota," declared ADVP Stokes. "He is a highly qualified professional and will help ensure that this office will comply and adhere to company policies and procedures. Matthew's enthusiasm will help us achieve our goals."
In assuming his new role, Marquart is most excited for the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally while serving as president for Co. 726. Marquart believes his people skills coupled with his ability to transfer knowledge will prove to be a huge asset in the growth of his new company. Marquart explains that his team members have strong customer service skills and a great work ethic over all. He plans on working closely with his management in order to develop cross-trained teams designed to execute a level of service that will leave his customers feeling at home and excited to bring their business back.
Marquart states that U-Haul has many tools and resources to increase storage occupancy and knows that, through education and implementation, he will be better equipped to take the U-Haul superior product to the consumer and increase U-Haul presence in the market. Through hands on management and inspirational leadership, he will work to execute all U-Haul core programs and procedures and in doing so, he and his team will accomplish the primary service objective.
"I am an honest, hardworking, approachable person with a positive attitude," Marquart stressed. "I will do whatever is needed to grow this new company, and look forward to making Co.726 a strong, profitable marketing company."
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