Meet Chris Hilton, the new store manager at #68 in Virginia Beach, VA.

Tell us how you feel about becoming a Store Manager for Autobell?

I’m ecstatic to be given this opportunity! I’ve been looking forward to this for a long time now; I’m ready to take this challenge head-on and build a strong team.

Tell us about the most impactful experience you had with a team member or customer at Autobell?

The most impactful experience I had was going to my first year-end meeting as a team member. It was amazing to see all the faces of all the team members from stores in our area. This experience showed me the “family” aspect our company has, and it was truly eye-opening.

Tell us something about yourself we may find surprising?

I was first hired at #68 back in 2015. I became an MT2 manager here, then transferred to several stores before returning as a store manager.

Tell us how you plan to live out our purpose, Brighten the World by Helping Others Shine®?

I plan to come into work every day with a smile and a great attitude. As the store manager, I feel the most important thing is to be positive. The whole staff will match the energy you have, so you want it to be positive. This will make the customer experience better and turn a customer into a regular.

Meet Ty Coral, the new store manager at #81 in Annapolis, MD.

Tell us how you feel about becoming a Store Manager for Autobell?

I am very excited to have been given this opportunity. I would have never guessed that working with Autobell would bring me this far, and I cannot wait to implement everything I have learned and put it into my management style to get our store to the top of the district!

Tell us about the most impactful experience you had with a team member or customer at Autobell?

When I moved to Maryland, I came to store #87 in Kent Island, and they accepted me there as if I knew everyone for a long time, even though I was just the new guy. Chrystian Bignall (SM #87) worked tirelessly with me to ensure that I would be prepared for the job and handle the responsibilities I have been given.

Tell us something about yourself we may find surprising?

My stepbrother, Kegan Lovett (store manager at #84 in Bel Air, MD), and I both came from store #45 in Virginia Beach. Kegan was one of my managers when I first started with Autobell and taught me a good majority of everything I know. Now we have both become store managers in the Maryland/NoVA district.

Tell us how you plan to live out our purpose, Brighten the World by Helping Others Shine?

One of my goals coming to #81 is to improve the sales as much as possible. I spent most of my time before I was a manager as a cashier, and I was always trying to beat anyone better than me in sales. I want our cashiers to find the same type of competitiveness and make it their goal to do even better than they did the day before. I also want every one of my guys to be confident in their abilities on the front lot and go the extra mile for every customer to ensure they get an experience they cannot get anywhere other than Autobell.

Meet Daniel Mackey, the new store manager at #93 in Johns Island, SC.

Tell us how you feel about becoming a Store Manager for Autobell?

I am very excited about the opportunity to become a store manager! Having plenty of experience with the company, I am excited to finally showcase my talents with everything I have learned over the years.

Tell us about the most impactful experience you had with a team member or customer at Autobell?

There are so many experiences with team members that it is hard to choose just one. Seeing everyone work together as a team and hearing, “This is the best place I’ve ever worked!” makes me feel like all my hard work pays off.

Tell us something about yourself we may find surprising?

I’m a full-time student at the College of Charleston, so most of my free time is spent fishing or doing homework.

Tell us how you plan to live out our purpose, Brighten the World by Helping Others Shine®?

I plan on living out our purpose by bringing out the best in my employees and forming them to be hard workers with a sense of good customer service and professionalism.