New Faces Join Aim Maintenance Leadership

Posted on 3/2/2021
Chris Disantis, Aim Senior Director of Maintenance

Maintenance is the foundation of Aim Transportation Solutions’ day-to-day operations, and businesses choose the Aim brand for its prompt, accurate and trusted response to vehicle upkeep and repairs. Recognizing that, Aim has always committed itself to building a robust maintenance infrastructure, which has forged the company’s more than 40 years of growth and national success. And that infrastructure starts with strong, focused leadership.

So, it is with great excitement that Aim announces a new era of maintenance leadership with the promotions of Chris Disantis to Senior Director of Maintenance and Steve Shacklock to Director of Maintenance (Eastern Operations). LeRoy Casali will continue his role as Director of Maintenance (Western Operations).

This trio is the embodiment of strong, focused leadership. Their more than 60 combined years of service at Aim along with their dedication and inherent expert approach will spread throughout the department and continue to propel Aim as one of the most trusted and reliable brands for commercial fleet services.

A major reason why businesses choose to lease, rather than own, their commercial trucks and trailers is they recognize the value in having dependable, well-maintained equipment; after all, uptime and customer satisfaction go hand in hand. Anyone can hand someone the keys to a new truck and send them on their way. The real worth is in the effort and commitment that goes into supporting the operation of that vehicle.

“At Aim, we’re all about service, which begins with having the right people in the right spots,” said Aim Executive Vice President & COO, Terry Dimascio. “We have a proven history of cultivating tenured employees who not only excel at providing our customers the best service possible, but are some of the brightest, most skilled individuals in the business as a whole, and Chris, LeRoy and Steve are proof of this.”

LeRoy Casali, Aim Director of Maintenance - West (left), and Steve Shacklock, Aim Director of Maintenance - East

When Disantis started at Aim, 33 years ago, he began as a Lead Technician, and while climbing the ranks he held the positions of Service Manager, Regional Service Manager, Regional Director of Maintenance and, just prior to this new role, Director of Training and Field Technical Support. He is also a member of the Technology & Maintenance Council and currently holds a seat on the organization’s board of directors.

“Maintenance is an integral part of our day-to-day operations, the backbone of all that we do,” said Aim Co-President Geoff Fleming. “Aim has more than 11,000 vehicles in its care, and I can’t think of a better team of talented individuals than Chris, Steve and LeRoy to oversee keeping that equipment on the road working for our customers.”

Casali stepped into the commercial transportation industry 33 years ago as a 20-year-old Fueler-Washer. Just four years later he switched over to working under the hood, becoming a mechanic and then a foreman two years later. In 2001, he joined the Aim family as a Service Manager in Denver, CO, a position he would hold until 2009—earning multiple awards during that span—before being promoted to Regional Maintenance Director. By 2017, he would come to hold his current position of Director of Maintenance for the West.

Quickly ascending through the ranks, Shacklock began his Aim career in 2010 as a technician at Aim’s shop in Wheatland, PA. In just two short years, he became the location’s Service Manager. In 2014 he took on the title of Warranty Manager, and, in 2018, he rose to the position of Director of Maintenance Support. The self-proclaimed gearhead credits his success to his technical expertise and his unwavering dedication to Aim and its customers.

Shippers count on routine maintenance and a quick response for the unexpected breakdown. This keeps their operation running efficiently and, as a result, their customers happy. That’s precisely what Aim is, and forever will be, committed to delivering, and why businesses from coast to coast rely on Aim for all of their fleet needs. And all of this wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t rooted in the knowledge, ability and dedication of Aim employees and leaders, like Disantis, Casali and Shacklock.

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