Element Financial Corp.'s fleet management business has named Bradley Howatt as its chief financial officer, the company has announced.

Howatt brings nearly 30 years of business experience in finance, operations leadership and deep fleet industry expertise to this position, according to an Element release. Most recently, Howatt served as vice president of finance for the Alliance Technology Group, a systems integrator and IT solutions company, where he was responsible for managing the strategic sourcing and operations group.

"Brad's impressive background and fleet industry experience makes him an excellent addition to our senior leadership team," said Kristi Webb, president and CEO of Element's fleet management business. "As one of the world's leading fleet management providers, our primary mission is to deliver increased productivity and innovation for our customers, and Brad's demonstrated track record as a successful CFO is invaluable to us in achieving that mission."

Prior to his role with Alliance, Howatt spent nearly 20 years with PHH Vehicle Management Services for in a series of finance, accounting and operational leadership roles, including as the organization's chief financial officer. Howatt is a certified public accountant.

"I'm pleased to join Element's fleet management team at this exciting time in the company's evolution," said Howatt. "Element is dedicated to solid strategic growth, devotion to clients, and commitment to investing in the advancement of the fleet industry."

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet