Managing the Financial Side of Commercial Fleets


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December 8, 2017

President of Canadian Jim Pattison Lease to Retire

After more than three decades with Jim Pattison Lease, Steve Akazawa will be retiring at the end of 2017.

October 23, 2017

Element Fleet Management Canada Names President

Element Fleet Management Canada has promoted its former chief commercial officer to the role of president.

June 1, 2017

Member of Mondelez Fleet Team Departs Company

Tom Pilrun, senior manager of sales operations for U.S. sales for Mondelez International, has left the company to pursue other interests outside the organization.

February 27, 2017

Blog: Model-Year Versus Calendar-Year Terminology

One challenge to global fleet management is adjusting to different fleet terminology for different regions. One example is the difference between the use of “model-year” and “calendar-year” in describing the year of a fleet vehicle.

November 22, 2016

Opportunity: U.S.-based International Key Account Manager for Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover has an opening for a U.S. based international key account manager (fleet), and is looking for an applicant who has prior experience working in fleet and business sales from a manufacturer perspective.

February 17, 2016

Interview with Kristi Webb on Element's Split into Two Companies

In an exclusive interview with Automotive Fleet, Element North America CEO Kristi Webb outlines why Element Financial Corporation is splitting into two companies.

February 16, 2016

Commercial Fleet Sales in Canada Forecast to be Flat in 2016-CY

Automotive retail sales in Canada hit a record of 1.89 million new vehicles sold in calendar-year 2015. This is the third consecutive year of record retail sales in Canada. Commercial sales, on the other hand, were a different story. Cumulative sales in the commercial fleet market were flat year-over-year compared to 2014. The forecast is more of the same for CY-2016.

September 15, 2015

GE to Sell Transportation Finance Unit to BMO Financial Group

GE announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its GE Capital, Transportation Finance business in the U.S. and Canada to BMO Financial Group (BMO).

August 27, 2015

Element Fleet Names President for Canada

Element Fleet Management has promoted Sébastien Blondin to president for the Canada market, the fleet management company announced.

May 29, 2015

GE Capital Canada, Shell Offer LNG Lease Discount

GE Capital Canada has signed a commercial agreement with Shell Canada Products to facilitate the Canadian trucking industry’s adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG), the fleet management company announced.

May 28, 2015

Element Fleet Names VP for Western Canada

Element Fleet Management has hired Jacqueline Gough as its vice president of sales and client services for its Western Region of Canada.

March 18, 2015

Emkay Named Top Employer in Canada

Emkay Canada was named among Canada's top 100 small and medium-sized employers during were announced in Toronto on March 10.

November 18, 2014

Element's PHH Arval Acquisition Boosts Quarterly Revenue

Element Financial boosted revenue in the quarter ending Sept. 30 by 120 percent largely due to its acquisition of PHH Arval from PHH Corp. in July, the company has announced.

March 20, 2014

Emkay's Growth Plan: Simple, Better, and Different

In his first interview with AF, Greg Tepas discussed his strategic plans to grow EMKAY and offered insight into his long-term views of the commercial fleet leasing market.

December 9, 2013

ARI Names Canada Top Exec

ARI has promoted Rick Tousaw, its vice president of sales and marketing in Canada, to head ARI Canada and promoted Craig Balfour to a role similar to the one vacated by Tousaw.

July 1, 2013

Element Financial Closes Acquisition of GE Capital’s Canadian Fleet Assets

Element Financial Corp., an independent equipment finance company, has purchased GE Capital’s Canadian fleet portfolio. As part of this agreement, the two companies said they have formed a strategic alliance to deliver vehicle fleet financing and management services to cross-border customers in Canada and the United States.

August 19, 2010

PHH Arval Aligns Canadian Operation to Deliver High-Quality Customer Service

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO - PHH Arval is aligning its Canadian operations to enhance its dedicated teams to meet the full span of client needs, from planning vehicle purchases to reducing costs and increasing productivity.

August 17, 2010

QEK Canada Provides Fleet Service for Olympics

QEK Global Solutions (Canada), Inc. provided fleet maintenance for the Olympic Torch Relay convoy vehicles. QEK led the team on a 45,000 km (27,961.77 miles) 106-day tour from one end of Canada to the other.

May 25, 2010

Cytowicz Takes on Canadian Fleet Responsibilities for Unilever

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ - Oleg Cytowicz, senior supply management analyst, fleet operations for Unilever North America, took over management of the company's Canadian fleet, in addition to managing the U.S. fleet.

December 15, 2008

Falato Assumes Responsibility for Benjamin Moore's Canadian Fleet Operations

MONTVALE, NJ – Rosalie Falato, S G & A procurement agent for Benjamin Moore & Company, has assumed responsibility for the company's Canadian fleet operations.


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