Wed Apr 5, 2017
Huntington Bank has expanded its RV & 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, the managing director of Huntington RV & Marine Finance, served as the company's Auto Finance product and strategy director with the responsibility for dealer outreach and product and service innovation, before he was named as managing director and senior vice president. The company serves more than 1,400 marine and RV dealerships in the midwest and southeastern United States.
Before Untington, 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.
He has served as vice chairman of the Consumer Bankers Association auto finance committee and has been involved with the Association of Consumer Vehicle Lessors legal committe and is a past member of the National Vehicle Leasing Association.