Posted on April 12th, 2019
In March, five of Aim’s finest were honored during the NationaLease 2018 Masters Club event, in tropical Aruba, for their commitment to excellence and outstanding sales performances.
“Each year, the Masters Club event recognizes the accomplishments of those sales professionals who exceed the highest threshold of performance,” said Joe Gallick, Senior Vice President of Sales for NationaLease. “Each of our Masters Club honorees exemplifies the hallmarks of successful selling including determination, self-confidence and effective communication skills.”
When you zoom out for a moment, you get a true sense of just how impressive this feat is. First off, Aim alone represented five of the 25 2018 Masters Club honorees. That’s pretty impressive. However, it’s especially impressive when you consider the scope of the entire NationaLease network: It’s one of the largest truck leasing organizations in the U.S., composed of more than 150 independent businesses (including Aim), located in more than 900 locations across the country, all with their own sales force competing for one of those 25 spots.
Aim’s 2018 Masters Club Award winners are:
- Kerry Langlois, Senior Account Executive
- Candy Paulus, Business Development Specialist
- Brian Peisker, Business Development Specialist
- Matt Svancara, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing
- Mike Wall, District Sales Manager
Pictured in the left photo, at the NationaLease 2018 Masters Club Awards event in Aruba, from left to right, are Wall, Peisker, Paulus and Svancara; In the right photo, Aim Senior Account Executive Kerry Langlois, who qualified for Masters Club but was unable to attend, is pictured between Svancara (left) and Aim Founder and CEO Tom Fleming (right) at Aim’s 2019 National Sales Meeting: Strategies for Success.
“This event gives perspective to the efforts of our talented and dedicated sales staff,” said Svancara. “As with selling any high-dollar transaction, leasing commercial vehicles and equipment isn’t easy. It takes a special kind of person to do this job, and I’m immensely proud of the Aim sales staff for what they’re able to accomplish each and every day, especially those who were honored at this year’s Masters Club event.”
Svancara, in 2017, was inducted in the Masters Club Hall of Fame after achieving Masters Club Awards for 10 consecutive years. He has been immortalized on the wall of NationaLease’s headquarters, in Downers Grove, IL, where a plaque etched with his name is permanently displayed.
“I think I speak on behalf of everyone at Aim when saying we’re all incredibly proud of the hard work put forth by Kerry, Mike, Candy, Brian and the entire sales team each and every day,” said Svancara.
Posted on April 8th, 2019
“Drive like you work here” is the theme for this year’s National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW), which begins today and ends April 12. It’s a fitting notion as many commuters often see work zones as an inconvenience, taking little consideration for the individuals who work in these often-dangerous conditions.
On that, this effective tagline is asking us to do one simple thing: put yourself in the worker’s shoes. That is, if your life were on the line, would you slow down? Be more aware? More understanding?
The answer is yes.
Since 2000, the NWZAW is held each year in the spring (the start of construction season) to encourage safe driving in highway work zones nationwide. The key message here is for drivers to use extra caution in work zones.
You may be surprised to learn there were 710 fatal work zone crashes in 2017. The year before there were 687.
So, what are some things to consider when passing through a work zone? Here are some according to the Federal Highway Administration:
- Stay alert and minimize distractions
- Keep your headlights on
- Pay attention to the road (obey road signs, watch traffic around you, etc.)
- Merge into the proper lane
- Leave plenty of distance between you and the car in front of you
- Obey the posted speed limit
- Change lanes safely
- If there’s a flagger, follow his or her instructions
- Expect the unexpected
Posted on March 4th, 2019
Aim is hosting an exclusive webinar for decision makers and business owners looking to decrease your expenses and liability through restructuring. We have the experts on hand to advise you on how you can benefit. Andrew K. Light and Ronald J. Morelock, both legal partners at Law Firm of Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary will be hosting this hour long webinar, including an open Question and Answer segment. This firm offers advice and counsel to more than 5,000 transportation-related clients in the 48 contiguous states.
Do any of these apply to you? If so, this webinar will have some valuable information you don’t want to miss:
- Are you already leasing commercial vehicles? If so you there may be breaks you are missing.
- Are you running your own shop? If so you may be exempt on paying tax on parts and services.
- Are you operating in a state with tax benefits you’re unaware of?
- Are you interested in increased liability protection for your operation?
- There’s more… Join us to hear about the savings and benefits available to you.
When: Thursday, March 14th at 2:00PM EST
Who: Tax Attorney’s Andrew K. Light and Ronald J. Morelock
Why: Increased revenue and decreased liability for your company
How: Register HERE (an Outlook Calendar Invitation will be sent to you after you register)
We look forward to your participation!
Posted on January 23rd, 2019
Aim Transportation Solutions, a nationwide full-service transportation provider, headquartered in Girard, Ohio, is pleased to announce the promotion of Scott Fleming and Geoffrey Fleming to the Office of the President. Effective January 1, 2019, Scott and Geoffrey have been promoted to the positions of Co-Presidents alongside their father, Aim’s Founder and CEO, Tom Fleming. In their new positions Scott and Geoffrey will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of all the Aim Transportation Solutions companies. Tom will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board and concentrate on long-term planning, acquisitions, and strategic customer and vendor relations.
Scott is a graduate of Malone College and a former United States Marine Corps veteran serving time in Iraq as a Mobile Assault Platoon Sergeant. Scott joined Aim full time in 1999 and has worked in various positions and divisions within the company, starting with sweeping floors and moving on to asset management as part of the maintenance department; sales out at Aim’s Denver location; regional coordinator for Aim Integrated Logistics; and President of Aim Services Co. He, his wife Erica and their three children live in Canfield, Ohio.
Geoffrey, a graduate of Boston College with an MBA from the Kellogg school of business, joined Aim full time in 2005. Geoffrey has experience in various roles throughout the company, including: maintenance operations, working as a member of the Chicago sales team, and Vice President of Purchasing. He, his wife Amy and their two children live in Pine, Pennsylvania.
Aim announces this expansion of its executive team after a banner year of growth in both sales and revenue. “We look positively towards the future of Aim,” said Tom Fleming. “I believe that under the leadership of Scott and Geoffrey, this growth will continue.”
Pictured left to right: Geoffrey Fleming, Tom Fleming, and Scott Fleming.