Premier Subaru Watertown and Volvo of Watertown Open on Straits Turnpike in Watertown

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Robert J. Alvine, President of Premier Watertown, celebrated the Grand Opening of Premier Subaru Watertown and Volvo of Watertown at a recent ribbon cutting ceremony at the dealerships, located at 795 Straits Turnpike, Route 63, in Watertown, on the former site of Chase Parkway Subaru and Volvo.

Robert J. Alvine, President of Premier Watertown, celebrated the Grand Opening of Premier Subaru Watertown and Volvo of Watertown at a recent ribbon cutting ceremony at the dealerships, located at 795 Straits Turnpike, Route 63, in Watertown, on the former site of Chase Parkway Subaru and Volvo.

"We look forward to bringing an exciting new automotive sales and service experience to customers in the Greater Waterbury market," Alvine said.

"Both Subaru and Volvo have well-deserved reputations for reliability, safety and craftsmanship," he added. "And we believe the "hassle-free value" approach the Premier brand is known for will work hand-in-hand in building upon that reputation."

"In fact for 12 consecutive years, Premier Subaru in Branford, our first store, has earned Subaru's highest award for sales and service excellence. We continued that commitment to excellence with the opening of our Premier Kia dealership in Branford last October; and we fully intend to bring that same intensity of dedication to these new Subaru and Volvo acquisitions."

Kerri Pacheco is the store's new General Manager. Ms. Pacheco comes to Premier Watertown from executive positions at Kia Motors America and American Honda Motor Company. "Being a native of the Torrington area, I am so glad to be back in the area and am looking forward to exceeding the expectations of our clients."

Premier Subaru Watertown and Volvo of Watertown are owned by Robert J. Alvine, President of the Premier Automotive Group.

Mr. Alvine is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a degree in Finance and holds an MBA from the University of New Haven.

He began his career in the banking business in 1988 and moved to the automotive industry in 1997. In 2000, he formed Premier Subaru in Branford and continues to serve as its' President and General Manager. In October 2011, he formed Premier Kia in Branford.

As an active participant in the automotive industry, Alvine is the incoming Chairman - effective 2014 - for the Subaru of America National Dealer Advisory Board. He also serves on the Product Planning Committee and is Chairman of the Subaru of New England Dealer Advisory Board.

On a local level, he is a Board Member for the Better Business Bureau of Connecticut, Jane Doe No More, and the University of Rhode Island College of Business Advisory Board.

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