Jim Ellis Automotive Names New Executive Manager

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Jim Ellis Buick GMC in Buford, GA names Chris Whiten General Manager of their Mall of Georgia location.

Chris Whiten - General Manager - Jim Ellis Buick GMC of Buford

Chris Whiten - General Manager

“I’m back ‘home’ at Jim Ellis and I’m excited about the opportunity at the Mall of Georgia location

Jim Ellis Automotive announced today that veteran automotive stand-out Chris Whiten has been selected as the General Manager of the Buick GMC franchise in Buford at the Mall of Georgia. Mr. Whiten will join the Jim Ellis team on November 23rd, 2012. Mr. Whiten worked previously for Jim Ellis twelve years ago and since then, has built an impressive resume of successfully leading dealerships for other automotive groups.

“I’m back ‘home’ at Jim Ellis and I’m excited about the opportunity at the Mall of Georgia location,” said Mr. Whiten. “It is the number one automotive retail submarket in Georgia and the store’s potential is huge. The winning combination of the longstanding Jim Ellis reputation and the appeal and popularity of the fast-growing Buick and GMC product lines is exciting.”

We are very pleased with the addition of Chris,” indicated Jimmy Ellis, VP and COO of Jim Ellis Automotive. “Chris comes from a well-respected Georgia automotive family – the Whiten family – and is a welcome addition to the Jim Ellis family. Chris is well-known in the northern Gwinnett area and he’ll do a great job in giving customers the ‘expect the best’ Jim Ellis experience.”

Jim Ellis acquired the Buick GMC Mall of Georgia franchise approximately two years ago and is in the process of building an entirely new, state-of-the-art facility on Buford Drive at the Mall. The current location is just west of I-985 on Highway 20 and they will be moving to the new location at 3600 Buford Drive, just east of I-985 on Highway 20, in May.

About Jim Ellis Automotive Group
Jim Ellis Automotive Group is a family-owned and operated business with multiple dealerships throughout Atlanta, Marietta, and Buford, Georgia. Jim Ellis has served the Atlanta area for over 40 years providing sales and service of new and used cars including Audi, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Hyundai, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Porsche, Saab, and Volkswagen. The Jim Ellis Automotive Group strives to have a positive impact on surrounding communities through active involvement in programs and events. To learn more about Jim Ellis dealerships, browse their new and used car inventory, or find out about other community events that Jim Ellis Automotive is involved in, please visit http://www.jimellis.com.

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