Aim Transportation Solutions, a family-owned and -operated provider of commercial trucks and transportation services for more than 50 years, welcomes Harry Shood to the role of Chief Accounting Officer. In this role he will oversee Aim’s accounting operations and will be instrumental in further accelerating Aim’s growth at a time when a record-setting number of businesses nationwide are turning to Aim for their fleet service needs.
“We recognized a need to further develop different areas of the organization in order to improve and accelerate the future growth and success of Aim,” Aim Co-President Geoff Fleming said. “A key part of meeting this need is elevating and expanding the finance and accounting functions, which is where the need for this role arose.”
After graduating summa cum laude from Youngstown State University, in 1993, with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, Mr. Shood began his career in public accounting at the public accounting firm Hill, Barth & King. Then, in 1995, he went on to earn his Certified Public Accountant license.
As his career evolved into leadership and executive roles, his skill, dedication and resounding results attracted the attention of some of the Youngstown-Warren area’s most innovative companies serving national and global markets.
Working for these prominent companies—dealing in everything from titanium production for aerospace and defense products to branded food manufacturing and distribution—provided Shood with a uniquely diverse background. His well-rounded experience makes him perfectly positioned to serve as CAO at Aim Transportation Solutions, a Youngstown, OH-based company servicing businesses across the country spanning multiple industries.
“Harry brings a rich breadth and depth of high-level experience and leadership roles in finance and accounting in the key areas we are looking to build out including financial planning and analysis, budgeting, forecasting, corporate development and much, much more,” Fleming said. “We’re excited to have him on the team.”
“I am elated about joining Aim Transportation Solutions and the Fleming family business,” Shood said. “I have known about Aim for many years and have admired the Fleming family’s history of entrepreneurship and business success as well as their leadership participation in a number of civic organizations.”
“I look forward to working with the Aim team and contributing to the next phase of the company’s growth and development,” added Shood.
When Harry Shood isn’t crunching numbers at the office, he’s actively participating in community-enriching programs through the United Way as well as devoting time to the local Toastmasters chapter (Youngstown Speaking & Leadership), an organization that develops and refines communication and leadership skills. He also enjoys running and biking on the Mill Creek bike path in Canfield, OH, and doing yoga.
He resides with his wife of 29 years, Jodi, and his son, Jacob, in Greenford, OH. His daughter, Lindsie, lives and works in the Cleveland area.