Dan Ariel of Jackson, who has been the general manager of Pine Belt Chevrolet, Lakewood, for 26 years, has been promoted to director of variable operations.
In this position, Ariel will oversee all aspects of sales at four of the Pine Belt dealerships, supervise employees and manage all aspects of customer satisfaction.
Before joining Pine Belt, Ariel managed the used car lot and was responsible for wholesale and used car purchases at a Toyota dealership in Eatontown.
A graduate of Jackson Memorial High School, Ariel earned an associate’s degree from Berkeley College, New Jersey, in business management. He holds certifications in the National Auto Dealers Association and the Association of Finance and Insurance Professionals, among many others.