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Gene Walker, left, is welcoming Scott Linville to Walker Automotive Group as general sales manager for Walker Chevrolet in Nitro and Walker Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Hurricane. Walker and Linville worked together for more than 30 years at C&O Motors in St. Albans. Linville, whose office is at Walker Chevrolet, invites all his old friends and customers to visit him.

“Mr. Chevrolet” has joined Walker Automotive Group.

Scott Linville, a longtime fixture at the old C&O Motors in St. Albans, has joined his friends at Walker Chevrolet in Nitro and at Walker Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Hurricane.

Walker Automotive Group owner Gene Walker likes to call Linville “Mr. Chevrolet,” because of his longtime association with that vehicle brand.

Walker said Linville is joining Walker Automotive Group as general sales manager overseeing sales at both dealerships. In his new role, he’ll be based at Walker Chevrolet in Nitro but will be equally involved in sales at Walker Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Hurricane.

Both dealerships are within a short drive of each other. Walker Chevrolet is just off the Nitro exit of Interstate 64 and Walker Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is at the Hurricane exit of I-64.

Walker said he’s thrilled to have Linville as part of Walker Automotive Group’s management team. He and Linville worked together for more than 30 years at C&O Motors.

“He’s got 36 years of Chevrolet sales management experience,” Walker said. “Everybody knows Scott; he’s kind of earned the title of Mr. Chevrolet. He’s got a large following of people, and we want to let them know he’s on board here now. We’re looking forward to making new memories together. He’s very familiar with making new friends one deal at a time.”

Walker also values Linville’s management experience.

“He’s trained more managers than probably anybody in the valley,” he said.

Linville said he’s happy to be reunited with old friends at Walker Automotive Group.

“I’m really excited about going back to work with Gene and Ryan,” Linville said, referring to Gene’s son, Ryan, who is the general manager at Walker Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.

And “Ryan and I are both thrilled with Scott being on board,” Walker said. “We promised him this job would be fun.”

Linville is also glad to be reunited with Walker Automotive Group’s management team and other staff members at both dealerships.

“We all worked together for years,” Linville said. “It’s a great group of guys.”

Walker and Linville are excited to welcome Linville’s old customers and friends to visit him at Walker Automotive Group, whether it’s at the Chevy store or the Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram store.

Walker said Linville also has a strong following in Putnam County and will be able to sell Ram trucks, Chryslers and Jeeps at the Hurricane dealership.

“He’s excited about being able to sell Ram trucks and Jeeps. It gives him a big opportunity for more car sales than with just Chevrolet,” Walker said.

He said Linville understands his longtime philosophy of “making friends one deal at a time.”

And at Walker Automotive Group, “we’re looking to make some new memories,” Walker said.

Walker Chevrolet and Walker Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram are full-service dealerships offering sales, parts and service departments. They also maintain a large selection of quality pre-owned vehicles.

For more information about Walker Chevrolet, call 304-759-8587 or visit www.walkerchevroletwv.com.

For more information about Walker Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, call 304-562-9011 or visit www.walkercdjrwv.com