Mercedes-Benz Credit (MBC) announced the addition of six new Mercedes-Benz Credit Region Managers that will be housed within the Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) regional structure.MBC and MBUSA said the ultimate goal is to improve communication and streamline processes between the two entities and the entire Mercedes-Benz dealer network.The Region Managers will work out of MBUSA’s six regional offices and will be responsible for working closely with their brand counterparts on a day-to-day basis. Key responsibilities include joint establishment of marketing programs, dealer support and remarketing processes. The Region Managers will also be responsible for managing the Dealer Relations Managers and further developing wholesale and capital loan products for the MB dealer body.The three existing MBC region offices in Atlanta, Portland, OR and, Wilmington, DE, will continue to handle acquisitions, contracts, and dealer loan packages. They will also maintain overall responsibility for the MBC region alignment with MBUSA. The six new Region Managers will report up through their respective MBC Region Managing Directors.The initial transition will begin in second quarter 2003 and will be fully operational by year-end.