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Five of Aim’s Finest Honored at NationaLease Event

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.


Aim Celebrates 25 Years of Partnership with Paragon Foods

Posted on May 4th, 2018

Aim Senior Account Executive, Hal Luebbe, recently met with Paragon Foods Transportation Manager, Frank Barton, to present him and their company a plaque celebrating 25 years of partnership with Aim.

Paragon is the premier distributor of fresh and specialty foods to the restaurant foodservice industry in western Pennsylvania. In addition to fresh produce, Paragon provides premium quality dairy, fresh meats, seafood and epicurean products to restaurants, hospitals, universities and K-12 schools, clubs and corporate dining clients throughout western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio and northern West Virginia.

Aim takes pride in our ability to service customers in a diverse range of industries, whether that be food and beverage, manufacturing or everything in between. No matter your transportation challenges, Aim is prepared to offer the most effective and efficient equipment for your particular needs.

Here’s to another 25 years of partnership and friendship with the great folks at Paragon!

Aim Senior Account Executive Hal Luebbe presents Paragon Foods Transportation Manager Frank Barton with
a plaque celebrating 25 years of partnership with Aim.


Aim Salesmen Earn Top Honors with NationaLease

Posted on April 27th, 2018

Masters Club status, has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? As it should. Sales professionals within the NationaLease network who earn this prestigious standing have exceeded the highest level of performance.

Aim is thrilled to share that Aim Business Development Managers John Matthews and Mike Wall reached Masters Club status for their extraordinary sales performances in 2017. This is Mike Wall’s second time attaining this triumph, having earned it for the 2016 sales year alongside Aim Executive Vice President of Sales Matt Svancara.

Accomplishing this feat isn’t easy. It’s reserved for the top of the top echelon. Consider that NationaLease, one of the largest truck leasing organizations in North America, is comprised of 150 independent businesses, including Aim Transportation Solutions. This year, 21 salespeople, of those 150 businesses, made their way into Masters Club, two of which were Aim’s very own.

This year’s special award ceremony was held at the Hyatt Ziva in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where salespeople in attendance received various awards, including a ring, wall plaque and sport jacket.

The benefits accrue far beyond this moment for years to come,” said Joe Gallick, Senior Vice President of Sales for NationaLease. “Witnessing our four first-time award winners celebrate among a group of multiple-year recipients only reinforces our belief that success breeds success.”

Matthews and Wall have been all-stars. Both recently earned awards at Aim’s 2018 National Sales Meeting: Strategies for Success in Fort Myers, Florida.

Aim is proud of the hard work put forth by Matthews, Wall and our entire sales staff each and every day.

Pictured is Aim Business Development Manager, John Matthews, holding his Masters Club award next to
the President of NationaLease, Dean Vicha.


2018 National Sales Meeting: Strategies for Success

Posted on January 16th, 2018

2018 National Sales Meeting: Strategies for Success

The sales Staff at Aim Leasing Company attended its second annual National Sales Meeting: Strategies for Success at the Holiday Inn Airport at Town Center in Fort Myers, Florida.

The meeting began Monday, January 9 th, with a formal banquet and awards ceremony. This portion of the meeting recognized the members of the Aim sales team who met or exceeded their goals for the year. Those meeting or exceeding their revenue goal are awarded as President’s Circle Members in 2017. The following were honored: Alex Marchal, Ben Shaffer, Dave Nichols, Hal Luebbe, Jeff Leas, John Matthews, Kerry Langlois, Michael Wall, Mike Williams, Rick McNerney, Rudy Corpus, Steve Sawin and Tom Ristvey. Additionally, the regional managers who reached their goals were also recognized: Joe Telega, Mike Chopp, Tim Hanley and Vince Hellem. The members of the sales team who qualified for the incentive trip at La Playa resort following the meeting are: Alex Marchal, Brian Peisker, Dave Nichols, Hal Luebbe, Rudy Corpus , Jeff Leas, John Matthews, Kerry Langlois, Mike Williams, Rick McNerney, Steve Sawin and Tom Ristvey as well as the Regional managers, Joe Telega, Mike Chopp, Tim Hanley, Vince Hellem and Dan Fleming.

Standout achievements were also recognized during this banquet: Dave Nichols for signing the most new accounts; John Matthews for leading in total revenue; and Army Master Sergeant Shirley Bland, who works as the Corporate Fleet Asset Manager at Aim, for 30 years of service at Aim.

Matt Svancara, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, said, “This awards banquet is a time for members of the sales team to get recognition for their hard work over the last year.” Svancara went on to say, “I’m proud to lead a team of such high achievers – they deserve to be spotlighted for their efforts.”

The following day kicked off with this year’s Strategies for Success sessions, which included presentations from Svancara and other executives, guest speaker Mark Russell of LoVante Leasing Consultation, Dean Vicha, the President of NationaLease, Joe Gallick, Senior Vice President of Sales, NationaLease and roundtable discussions, designed to inform and inspire the sales staff for a successful 2018 sales year. The implementation of a new Customer Resource Management tool (CRM), by Regional Vice President, Dan Fleming, was one of the highlights of the meeting. The meeting was led by Svancara and he said of the day: “Today is about our sales staff coming together to learn with and encourage each other. They will walk away with the tools needed to help develop and execute their sales strategies for this new year.”

Tuesday’s meetings were punctuated by a vendor fair that concluded the evening. Aim’s valued vendor partners, whose generous sponsorships make this annual event possible, set up booths in the hotel ballroom for the Aim sales staff to visit. “Tonight, as our sales staff visits each booth, they will gain useful information about new products and services as well as insights into the latest industry technologies,” Svancara said. “But more than that, our team will continue to foster their invaluable relationships with our vendor partners.”

To view the entire album of pictures from this event view our Facebook album here!

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