Casey Gunnell Jr

Group Vice President, Southeast Toyota Distributors

Casey Gunnel Jr

Casey Gunnell Jr is group vice president of Southeast Toyota Distributors, the world’s largest independent distributor of Toyotas and a subsidiary of JM Family Enterprises, Inc., a privately held company with $16 billion in revenue and more than 4,500 associates. Rooted in automotive and united in its strong culture and core values, JM Family is in the business of helping other businesses succeed.

In his role, Gunnell is responsible for the company’s Parts Distribution Center (PDC) and the three Vehicle Processing Centers (VPC) located at Talleyrand Port Processing, at the Westlake Industrial Park (both in Jacksonville) and in Commerce, Georgia. He also oversees the Technical Training Center, which is one of the largest automotive training and technical support facilities in the nation, as well as the company’s auto-transport company Southeast Transportation Systems (STS).

Having joined Southeast Toyota Distributors in 1998, Gunnell began his career straight from college in the Customer Loyalty department. He has held numerous field and leadership roles in both Fixed Operations and Sales, Parts & Service Marketing, and has held director roles at both the PDC and at the Westlake VPC. In 2018, Gunnell was promoted to vice president, Parts Supply & Distribution, and eventually added oversight responsibility for STS.

Gunnell received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the University of Lynchburg in Virginia. He, along with his wife and three children, lives in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

About Southeast Toyota Distributors LLC
Southeast Toyota Distributors is the world’s largest independent distributor of Toyotas. The company distributes vehicles, parts and accessories to 177 Toyota dealerships in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina and South Carolina. Dealers in this region sell approximately 20 percent of all Toyotas sold in the country. Headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Florida, its vehicle processing facilities are located in Jacksonville, Florida and Commerce, Georgia. Southeast Toyota Distributors is a subsidiary of JM Family Enterprises, Inc., a diversified automotive corporation ranked No. 19 on Forbes’ list of America’s Largest Private Companies. JM Family is also ranked No. 94 by FORTUNE® as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For®, its 23rd consecutive year on the list.

About JM Family Enterprises, Inc.
JM Family Enterprises, Inc. was founded by automotive legend, Jim Moran in 1968. It is a privately held company with $16 billion in revenue and more than 4,500 associates. Rooted in automotive and united in its strong culture and core values, JM Family is in the business of helping other businesses succeed. As a long-term partner, it is invested in its companies, associates and its communities. Driven by exceptional performance, current subsidiaries are in the automotive, financial services and franchising industries. Its family of companies includes: Southeast Toyota Distributors, the world’s largest independent distributor of Toyota vehicles; JM&A Group, a company committed to improving automotive dealers’ performance by offering Finance & Insurance products and services, dealership training and consulting; World Omni Financial Corp. (dba Southeast Toyota Finance), a captive financial services company driven to delivering an exceptional dealership and customer experience for Toyota customers in the Southeast; JM Lexus, one of South Florida’s leading Lexus dealers; DataScan, a provider of solutions for wholesale asset financing and inventory risk management; and Home Franchise Concepts, a multi-brand franchise network consisting of Budget Blinds®, Tailored Living®, PremierGarage, Concrete Craft®, AdvantaClean®, Kitchen Tune-Up®, Bath Tune-Up™ and Two Maids & A Mop.

JM Family has earned various awards for its culture, products and services, including 23 consecutive years on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Interact with JM Family on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

 

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