Youngstown native and Aim Regional Vice President of Operations, Pat Grandy, was inducted into the Struthers Athletics Hall of Fame for both high school football and high school basketball. During his high school years, he led the football team with records in receptions and touchdown receptions and he led the basketball team to the 1999 District Championship/Regional Final. Pat went on to play college football at Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA.
Veterans Day is an essential commemoration, honoring the immeasurable sacrifices and selfless dedication of the brave individuals who have served in the United States Armed Forces. This significant day serves as an expressive reminder of the valor, resilience, and unwavering commitment demonstrated by veterans in safeguarding the nation’s freedom and protecting its citizens.
Beyond celebrating the heroic deeds of these remarkable individuals, Veterans Day serves as a powerful opportunity for the nation to express profound gratitude and respect for the enduring contributions made by those who have valiantly served their country.
In honor of Veterans Day, we’re spotlighting Aim Transportation Solutions own Matt Matyas, Shop Admin of Elmhurst, IL, shop, who is one of the brave, heroic people who gave a part of his life to the service of our country. Matt joined the United States Marine Corps straight out of high school.
Aim Transportation Solutions is thrilled to announce the promotion of Chad Bauer to Used Trucks Operations Manager. Chad started with Aim in 2010 as a diesel mechanic. From there, he was promoted to shop foreman and flourished in this role before receiving this well-deserved promotion.
In Chad’s new position, he will play a crucial role in used truck sales, coordinating between shops and overseeing prep times. He will also be managing the quarterly and annual reviews on technicians in the used trucks shops.
Chad said, “I like working at Aim because every day presents itself a new challenge that you have to work through. Each day you learn something new.”
Aim Transportation Solutions is excited to announce the promotion of Alexander Smith to Mobile Applications Engineer.
Alexander graduated from Youngstown State University in 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and started his career with Aim three years ago as an intern.
In his new position, Alexander will be responsible for managing the Android Aim Navigator app. That includes, but not limited to, producing new features, improving performance, and keeping up with the latest Android policy changes.
Kerry Langlois was promoted to director of key accounts. He joined Aim in 2004 and had previously been a senior account executive.
“I am honored to be given this opportunity,” he said. “I really do enjoy selling and feel blessed to work for such a great family business as Aim.”
Please join us in congratulating Freddy Solis on his promotion to Software Security Architect. Freddy started his career with Aim Transportation Solutions in 2014 as a Programmer Analyst. Shortly after, he was promoted to Software Development Team Lead, a position he held until his latest promotion to Software Security Architect.
“As Aim’s in-house developed software options continue to expand, there is an ever-growing need to focus on software cyber security,” said Vice President of Software Development, Dan Kellgren. “To continue to maintain a high level of security, Aim has created a new position within its software development group. Freddy will be heading up our software security efforts.”
Maintenance is the heartbeat of Aim’s day-to-day operations. In fact, Aim’s award-winning service not only sustains us; it elevates us. It’s why more and more companies are choosing Aim for their transportation needs. Aim as a company doesn’t get to its elite level without hardworking, dedicated individuals, those like Scherry May, who was recently promoted to Maintenance Support Director.
Scherry got her start in the transportation industry back in 1996 working for Fyda Freightliner in the warranty department. Two years later, in ’98, Scherry would join Aim’s warranty department, and, going on 25 years since, she has climbed the ranks while simultaneously establishing herself as an invaluable resource for Aim’s nationwide maintenance division.
Justin Battisti has been named Aim Transportation Solution’s Controller. Since coming onboard in 2021 as the Assistant Controller, he has been a vital part of Aim’s accounting operation and, by extension, the company’s overall success.
In his new, enhanced role, Justin will work closely with Paul Slater—who was recently promoted to Vice President, Corporate Controller—on all accounting functions, including high-level accounting and managerial accounting.
Aim Transportation Solutions is thrilled to announce three promotions within its robust maintenance division: LeRoy Casali has been promoted to Director of Maintenance ProShops (while continuing as Director of Maintenance for Aim shops in Colorado and Arizona); Nick Martin to Director of Maintenance West; and Marcus Hawk to Regional Maintenance Director Region 8.