Gillum brings with him more than 40 years of sales and operational experience involving a wide variety of business and operating roles, including everything from fueling, washing and driving commercial vehicles to roles as director, general manager and vice president in the leasing and dedicated contract carriage segments, fostering countless new business partnerships throughout his diverse career.
“Aim is a tremendous company with a financially strong and stable growth history with employees that project such positive attitudes and great support for both the internal and external customer,” said Gillum. “It just felt right walking through the door and meeting the family ownership and long-tenured executive management and department heads.
“On top of that, Tom [Reda] and I worked together previously and have a great working relationship, so that comfort level and shared experience will go far in the way we approach how to best serve our customers during this exciting journey.”
Studying business and continuous quality improvement at Iowa State University, Gillum laid the foundation that would serve his four decades of industry success. From there he continued flesh out his education, developing his proficiencies on efficient and responsive transportation systems and services, at The Transportation Center of Northwestern University. He combined this education with innumerable certified training programs in sales and executive management.
“The opportunity for growth is iron hot at Aim Integrated,” said Aim Co-President Scott Fleming. “Increasingly more companies are looking to outsource their logistics needs to concentrate on their core business. Ron’s logistic and customer engagement expertise will give Aim additional strength to expand our customer base in the West.”
Gillum lives in West Des Moines, IA, with his wife of 41 years, Karen. They have three daughters and six grandchildren. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, golfing, church activities, the Kansas City Chiefs, college football and basketball.
“I am more than excited about the journey ahead,” said Gillum. “The integrated and dedicated contract carriage segment at Aim has such a great upside with the blend of experience and capacity to leverage the tremendous amount of relationships across the industry.”
Aim Transportation Solutions is the largest privately-owned truck leasing company in North America. No matter what you do, what you’re transporting, or where you’re taking it, Aim keeps businesses moving. We’ve been delivering reliable, cost-effective transportation solutions for more than 50 years. Whether you need a full-service lease, a commercial rental, a maintenance program, or a complete takeover of your fleet operation, our customized solutions help reduce cost and increase transportation efficiency.