Employee Spotlight: Matt Merriam

If your vehicle is serviced at Poquet Auto in Golden Valley, chances are Matt Merriam, Shop Foreman and long-time member of the team, ensures it’s taken good care of. Learn more about Matt’s role at Poquet Auto, as well as a few interesting facts about his personal life!

Matt Merriam, Service Technician and Shop Foreman

Hometown: Mound, MN MattPoquetAuto

What is your role at Poquet Auto? Service Technician and Shop Foreman

How long have you worked at Poquet Auto? Just over 10 years

What’s playing in your car right now? Pandora; Elephant Revival Radio

If you could drive any car off the lot today, what would it be and why? BMW 750Li (the navy one)

What can we find you doing on the weekends/favorite hobbies? I would definitely be boating and surfing in the summer and snowboarding in the winter. Otherwise, camping, hiking, and anything that involves being with my four year old son, Jackson and my wife Lisa.

What is your favorite color of car? Depends on the car, but generally in the gray spectrum.

Tell us something that might surprise us about you. Working on cars for a living, it is common to get poked, scratched, and cut, but, getting a shot or blood drawn at the doctor’s will make me faint!

 What is your favorite part about working at Poquet Auto? The people I work with are great, it has a very “family oriented” feel and it really makes you feel involved and connected to the company. Also, the variety of cars that we see and service makes it very interesting and challenging at the same time. Trying to stay current with the changing technology and service procedures for multiple automotive manufacturers makes it exciting and helps keep us sharp. I am very lucky to work for a company that encourages and allows us to have the time and equipment to be able to stay current.

Who would you most like to meet and why? I think it would be cool to meet Danny Davis and maybe even get to ride with him. (Olympic snowboarder)

Where is your favorite vacation spot? It depends on the season for me, and I rarely go to the same place twice. Lake Tahoe, Jackson Hole, WY, Maui, HI, and St. John, USVI are some favorites.

What book are you currently reading/TV show you’re currently watching? Honestly I don’t watch much TV and about the only books I read involve a cat named Pete or are written by Dr. Seuss!

What’s the most interesting or unique job you’ve had prior to working at Poquet Auto? In high school I worked at a Jet Ski service and sales place near Lake Minnetonka and one of my jobs was to deliver Jet Skis to people’s docks by taking the lake to them.

If you need your vehicle serviced, make an appointment with Matt and the Service Team by calling us at 763-522-2000.