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Aim’s 2017 Maintenance Meeting Awards Standout Team Members

Posted on November 3rd, 2017

Aim’s annual service managers meeting was held again this year at the Meadows Casino. The meeting was kicked off by Tom Fleming and Terry Dimascio. This was followed by a great presentation on Technician Retention by guest speaker Kelly Anderson, President of Impact Solutions Inc. Next up were several presentations covering Uber, Tires, Emissions, GHG Mandates, ELD, Engine Electronic alerts and more. The day concluded with our awards dinner where the following awards were presented.

Region 1 Service Manager of The Year 2017 – Bob Komarnisky

Region 2 Service Manager of The Year 2017 – Justin Keeler

Region 3 Service Manager of The Year 2017 – Mike Brochu

Region 4 Service Manager of The Year 2017 – Mark Szpara

Region 5 Service Manager of The Year 2017 – Phil Vicinanza

Region 8 Service Manager of The Year 2017 – Dan Fein

Region 99 Service Manager of The Year 2017 –Marcus Hawk

Regional Director of The Year 2017 – Nick Martin

Regional Director of The Year 2017 – LeRoy Casali

The Exceptional Effort Award 2017 - Chris Wilson

Thursday was highlighted by our vendor roundtables, where Volvo, Cummins, Detroit/Freightliner, Navistar, Thermo King and Imperial all did small group presentations on current product issues and future products coming out. The meetings ended with our always lively shop-talk conversation, and the night concluded with the always popular vendor fair, where the service managers got to talk one-on-one with all our major suppliers.

On Friday, the meeting started with sales and maintenance having a very constructive conversation on opportunities both groups are facing. The meeting concluded with the Survivor Service Manager Challenge; our winners are: 1st place is Chris Church, 2nd place is JP Sheehan, 3rd place is Tony Morris.


Aim Summer Newsletter for 2017

Posted on October 4th, 2017

Once a quarter Aim releases a newsletter featuring content on the company as well as the transportation industry. These newsletters are designed to inform our customers, employees, and the world on what’s happening within Aim NationaLease, Aim Integrated Logistics, and Aim Services Co. Recent events within Aim or involving customers, acquisitions, promotions, human interest pieces, and often times important employee information from HR is all circulated from this news vehicle. In addition, there is a letter from the president of the company, Tom Fleming, in each quarterly. We hope you enjoy!
Get all the latest news HERE! Aim’s Summer 2017 newsletter has been released.


Cleveland Browns Seek Aim’s Support for Massive ‘Give Back Day’

Posted on August 25th, 2017

Four rental trucks donated by Aim Leasing recently enabled the Cleveland Browns to deliver dozens of new book shelves, high-top tables and rocking chairs to Cleveland schools and teen centers as part of “Browns Give Back,” a team volunteer day.

The day-long June 6 event included assembly and delivery of the goods by more than 120 employees of the NFL team and celebrations at the last two of the five synthetic football fields donated by the Browns at Cleveland Metropolitan School District high schools.

“We were glad to donate these rental vehicles to the Browns to help them provide a nice lift to these local schools and teen centers,” said MATT SVANCARA, executive vice president at Aim Leasing.

The Aim trucks also delivered clothing and shoes used in Cleveland’s “Get 2 School, You Can Make It” initiative, which supports better attendance by eliminating clothing concerns that often keep students away from the classroom.

Browns corporate relations coordinator Cory Gilman thanked Matt for arranging the use of the Aim vehicles.

“The trucks were great,” he wrote in an email. “I think we used up every inch of space!”

The trucks’ Aim logo decals were prominent in photos and videos posted on social media and the Browns website.

The Aim NationaLease truck shown here is one of four Cleveland Browns employees used recently to haul newly assembled furniture and book shelves to Cleveland schools and teen centers.

Browns quarterback Deshone Kizer, center, shakes hands with Ken Silliman, chief of staff for the City of Cleveland, at John Marshall High School in Cleveland, where the Browns donated a new synthetic field. At left is Eric Gordon, CEO of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.



Ron Bourque Promotion Announcement

Posted on June 30th, 2017

Ron Bourque

Aim Transportation Solutions is excited to announce the promotion of Ron Bourque to the position of Vice President of Safety. Ron started at Aim in 2015 as a regional director of logistics at Aim Integrated and has over 15 years of experience in the transportation industry. Ron has been credited with spearheading Aim Integrated’s transition from paper logs to the new, more efficient, ELD systems. Ron’s fluency in technology, deep understanding of the Department of Transportation’s regulation system, and commitment to safety are some of the qualities that make him a perfect fit for the position of Vice President of Safety at Aim. “In our current environment, an effective safety department needs to mirror an IT department in many ways. Ron has the technical savvy and leadership skills to head this department for years to come” says Chief Operating Officer, David Gurska. In his new position Ron will head up the safety department and be responsible for all safety activities within Aim’s operating companies: Aim Integrated Logistics, Aim Leasing Company, and Aim Services. Ron has a bachelor’s of arts degree in Finance from Michigan State University and is originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan. In Ron’s free time he enjoys outdoor activities with his wife Angela and two children: Cameron (9) and Leah (7).


Two Aim Techs Place High in NationaLease Tech Challenge

Posted on June 21st, 2017

Two Aim Leasing technicians placed among the top three in the 2017 NationaLease Tech Challenge in San Diego in April. JOHN NORWOOD, maintenance technician at the Aim shop in Elmhurst, took second place in the competition. John graduated from Aim’s apprentice program in 2016 and is the second apprentice to place in a NationaLease Tech Challenge. BOB MRZYGLOD, maintenance technician at our Buffalo facility, took third place. This isn’t his first time placing. Bob won first place in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. “This speaks highly of our apprentice program and also the effort that John and KORY STOUDT have put into the program to become such great technicians,” said CHRIS DISANTIS, corporate training director. John and Bob were among nine regional finalists tested in a series of events that measured their maintenance knowledge and skills. John, Bob and the first-place contestant, Richard Davis of Hogan Truck Leasing, will advance to represent NationaLease at the national TMC Super Tech Competition in Orlando, Fla. in September. The national competition is sponsored by the American Trucking Association. This was the seventh year for the Tech Challenge.

John Norwood

Bob Mrzyglod


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