It was announced today that the Jeff Wyler Automotive Family has acquired the Mercedes-Benz dealership located in Fort Mitchell, Ky.
Former owner Bernie Moreno released a statement saying, "We were honored to open Mercedes-Benz of Fort Mitchell four years ago. The entire community welcomed us with open arms and not only did we become Kentucky's largest Mercedes-Benz Dealer (and largest volume Dealer in the Cincinnati Metro), but also were recognized by Mercedes-Benz USA with the "Best of the Best" Award every year we were open. Most importantly, we made some great friends and got to know why the area is such a fantastic and special place. Jeff Wyler and his family were a perfect fit to take MBFM to the next level and I know there is no better steward of what we have created than them."
Jeff Wyler, CEO of the Jeff Wyler Automotive Family, commented, "Adding MBFM to our portfolio allows our current clients and friends in the community a luxury brand option we have not been able to provide. Mercedes-Benz is truly the gold standard of luxury brands and we couldn't be happier to partner with them. In addition, we look forward to being part of the Fort Mitchell and surrounding communities."
David Wyler, President of the Jeff Wyler organization, stated, "When Bernie (Moreno) and I began discussing this opportunity it was apparent that his main concern was for someone to continue what he and his team had started. Retaining the current team members and providing the service that Mercedes-Benz of Fort Mitchell's clients have come to expect. Since my initial meeting with Bernie he has been nothing but first class. We are incredibly excited to welcome Don Paparella and the 75 MBFM team members to our family."
Regarding the new ownership, Mr. Paparella said, "I am thrilled to continue to lead Mercedes Benz of Fort Mitchell into the next chapter, now as a member of the Jeff Wyler Automotive Family. Our entire MBFM Team remains dedicated to exceeding our client's expectations and delivering an uncompromising level of luxury service that we have become known for during our first chapter of operations in Greater Cincinnati. Representing the best automotive brand in the world, we are honored to have been part of the Bernie Moreno Companies, and introducing Bernie's vision to the entire area – a vision now supported by the Jeff Wyler organization."