HYANNIS, Mass. – Jasen O'Neil was recently named general manager of Balise Ford of Cape Cod, located at 90 High School Road Ext. in Hyannis. A resident of Marstons Mills, O’Neil comes to Balise after 12 years of employment with Hyannis Honda, most recently as general sales manager. He has worked in the auto sales industry for 19 years. O'Neil joined Balise in late May.
“This was a career path that just seemed to make sense for me,” O’Neil said. “I’ve always been comfortable in leadership roles and, probably more importantly, I’ve always loved cars. I’m very much looking forward to this new endeavor and a rewarding future with Balise.”
A graduate of Lafayette College in Easton, Penn., O’Neil earned certification in General Dealership Management from the NADA (National Automobile Dealers Association) Dealer Academy in McLean, Va., in 2015. The achievement was the culmination of an intensive, six-week training program, O’Neil said, for which he spent one week in McLean every other month, over the course of a year.
When he’s not busy overseeing operations at the Ford dealership, O’Neil, a Cape Cod native, enjoys boating and spending time with family.
Balise Ford of Cape Cod is one of five Balise-owned businesses on the Cape, all located in Hyannis. Others include Balise Hyundai of Cape Cod, Balise Nissan of Cape Cod, Ready Credit Used Cars and Balise Hyannis Car Wash.
Balise Motor Sales and affiliated companies operate new vehicle dealerships representing Buick (2), Chevrolet (3), Ford (2), GMC (2), Honda (3), Hyundai (3), Kia, Lexus, Mazda, Nissan (3), Subaru, Toyota (3) and Volkswagen; Ready Credit Used Cars (2); Balise Collision Repair Centers (4) and Balise Car Washes (3).
Balise Motor Sales is one of the largest retailers of new and used automobiles in New England. Headquartered in West Springfield, Massachusetts, the organization employs over 1,600 associates at facilities in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.