Marc Stone has joined Mercedes-Benz USA in the role of Regional Account Manager for the Fleet Program. Prior to joining MBUSA, Stone was the fleet manager for Philips Medical Systems managing over 4,000 vehicles. Stone also served as a member of the DaimlerChrysler Fleet Operations Advisory Board as well as a member of LeasePlan's Future Directions Customer Advisory Board. In addition to his fleet manager's experience, Stone has worked for GE Capital Fleet Services, US Fleet Leasing, and PHH Arval. Marc and his family will be relocating to the Chicago area in the early spring of 2006. Richard Gardner Jr. had been an area sales manager for Capital One Auto Finance. Gardner also brings nearly a decade of fleet leasing sales experience, beginning his career with US Fleet Leasing in 1995. Gardner and his family reside in Southern California and he will based out of MBUSA’s Regional office in Costa Mesa, CA.