Greg Balasco Joins Mutz Family as Partner/General Manager of Lakeland Dealership
Greg Balasco (right) is the new general manager and partner with Bill Mutz and Marcy Mutz-Wickenkamp (not pictured) at Lakeland Automall.
Greg Balasco, the new general manager and partner with Bill Mutz and Marcy Mutz-Wickenkamp.
Bill Mutz and Marcy Mutz-Wickenkamp finalized an agreement Tuesday that makes Greg Balasco
a general manager and partner in the dealership.
Balasco, 44, is the former general manager of Ernie Haire Ford in Tampa.
"That's the goal for both the Mutzes and myself," Balasco
"I really was looking for someone to inject a lot of energy into the business, and (Balasco) does that," said Mutz
Balasco began working at Lakeland Automall in mid-May and is the business's first general manager other than Mutz.
A native of Providence, R.I., Balasco got his first auto sales job at 19 while attending American University in Washington, D.C.
He is a former general sales manager with Virginia-based Rosenthal Automotive group and later worked with Tampa's Courtesy Autogroup as general manager of a Mazda store in Brandon.
"The car business is the only thing I've ever done," he
spent the past decade at Ernie Haire Ford as a general manager and partner.
said part of his
focus at Lakeland Automall
will be raising the store's profile as a Ford dealer in the competitive Polk County market.