Gillen, Occhino Join Burritt Motors Sales Team

Rich Gillen and Alan Occhino joined Burritt Motors recently as sales representatives, it was announced by Chris Burritt, owner.

“We’re delighted to add Rich and Alan to our growing sales team,” Chris Burritt said. “Our newly completed expansion project provides both our sales team and our customers with the most modern and attractive atmosphere in which to display our vehicles and do business.”

Rich Gillen
Rich Gillen

The expansion will increase the number of employees from 37 to approximately 50 over the next three years, which will enable the dealership to handle up to 250 sales per month.

Gillen had worked in sales for Burritt Motors for five years before pursuing opportunities in insurance and financial services for the past six years. He and his wife, Michele, reside in Oswego with sons Derek and Dominic.

Occhino has 10 years in automotive sales and resides in Oswego with wife, Kristy, his daughter, Taylor, and son, Dylan.

Burritt Motors’ history dates back to 1955 in Hannibal when Chris’ grandfather, Elmer O. Burritt, purchased a Chevrolet franchise that he operated until 1963.

Alan Occhino
Alan Occhino

To expand in a larger market, Chris’ father, Richard, purchased the assets of a Chevrolet dealership that had been located on Oswego’s East Third Street. About a year later, he built the present dealership on Rt. 104. The dealership celebrates its 57th anniversary this year and can be reached at (315) 343-8948, or

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