COLUMBUS, Ohio — Huntington Bank has expanded its RV and marine finance business by nine states to 26 and grown its dealer network by 40 percent since acquiring the capability with the acquisition of Akron, Ohio-based FirstMerit Bank in August 2016.
Tom Wirth oversees the growing organization that’s serving more than 1,400 marine and RV dealerships across 26 states in the Midwest and Southeast.
Wirth most recently served as Huntington’s Auto Finance product and strategy director with responsibility for dealer outreach and product and service innovation. Prior to Huntington, Wirth served as indirect line of business manager and national retail executive at U.S. Bank where, he helped grow auto, RV and marine finance assets under management to $25 billion.
Wirth has served as vice chairman of the Consumer Bankers Association auto finance committee. He’s also been involved with the Association of Consumer Vehicle Lessors legal committee and is a past member of the National Vehicle Leasing Association.
He offers compelling perspective on the RV and marine finance industry, where the industries themselves are heading, the challenges, innovations and trends experienced in the dealer service arena and how providers like Huntington are constantly working to set themselves apart, the release noted.
Huntington Bancshares Incorporated is a regional bank holding company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, with $100 billion of assets and a network of 1,014 branches and 1,865 ATMs across eight Midwestern states.
Founded in 1866, The Huntington National Bank and its affiliates provide consumer, small business, commercial, treasury management, wealth management, brokerage, trust, and insurance services. Huntington also provides auto dealer, equipment finance, national settlement and capital market services that extend beyond its core states.
For more information, visit huntington.com.
SOURCE: Huntington Bank press release