Meet the Progressive Chevrolet Commercial Vehicle Department


Meet the Progressive Chevrolet Commercial Vehicle Department

At our Chevrolet dealership near Akron, OH, we’re helping our customers move past the idea that commercial vehicles are simply big trucks or vans. Commercial sales aren’t always the typical commercial vehicles you’d imagined. You might think of commercial vehicles as Chevy Express Cargo Vans or classic Silverado pickup trucks, but those are no longer your only options. Now, you might see a business owner driving something like a Chevrolet Equinox around town. There’s no set type of business owner that we work with, and we understand that different business owners have different needs. We’ve helped everyone, including physicians and doctors purchase commercial vehicles. We simply love helping those within our community and beyond find the right business solutions. So the next time you’re in the market for a Chevy commercial vehicle, be sure to turn to our Chevrolet dealership in Massillon, OH. Whether you’re searching for sedans, vans, trucks or SUVs, our expertly trained team can help you get the vehicles you need for your business fleet.

We proudly work with local businesses to find the best vehicle for their needs whether it’s a heavy duty work truck or a spacious SUV.

At Progressive Chevrolet, you’ll find a level of trust you wouldn’t elsewhere. Buying from us feels like a more personal or luxury buying experience. Thanks to our deep-seated roots in the community, we’re truly in touch with what businesses need to be successful. Our staff works closely with each customer to ensure all their needs are met, and that their business will benefit from their chosen vehicles. Plus, we take it a step further by providing truly outstanding customer service. We understand that as a business owner, you’re always busy. Well helping you find the right vehicle for your business is OUR business, so we’ll gladly deliver to your home or office. This way, you don’t need to step away from the desk or take time off.

Your time is best spent at your business and Progressive understands that – That’s why we’ll deliver your vehicle to your business, home or location that lets you focus on what matters!

Get to know the members of our commercial vehicle department. When you’re ready, we’ll be waiting to assist you with your business’ needs!


Gene Wong

Years of Experience: 14
Years at Progressive: 1

Prior to joining the Progressive Chevrolet commercial department, Gene Wong was the Vice President and Treasurer at the Manchester Tool Company in Akron, OH, where he helped develop the process for making billet automotive camshafts in volume. Gene has been married for 50 years, and is the proud father to three sons and grandfather to 10 grandchildren. In his spare time, he enjoys photography and of course, cars!


James Rowe

Years of Experience: 5
Years at Progressive: 5

James Rowe attended Kent State University, where he received his degree in Pre-Law/Justice Studies. Through college he worked for Hoopes Fertilizer Works in Alliance, OH, and began working with us at Progressive after graduation. In his spare time, James enjoys hunting and competitive shooting.


Tom Schmidt

Years of Experience: 3
Years at Progressive: 3

Tom Schmidt has had a long, successful career, holding various positions including VP of Business Development with Centron Coatings and CEO of J.J. Detweiler Enterprises. Throughout his career, he has been dedicated to serving his community and volunteering for various organizations. He’s involved with organizations including the Twelve, Inc., Progress4TheCure, 80 Acts of Giving and the Progressive Auto Group’s Civic Fund. Tom has done so much within the local community over the years that in 2016, Mayor Catazaro-Perry declared May 10 “Tom Schmidt Day” in Massillon. In his spare time, Tom enjoys spending time with his family and antiquing on the weekends.