MT. LAUREL, NJ After spending more than 30 years at Automotive Resources International (ARI), Bill Hoysgaard, New England regional sales manager, is retiring.

Hoysgaard began his career at ARI in April 1978 as a district fleet manager out of its Chicago office. In 1984, he was promoted to district sales manager in Boston. Five years later, he began his tenure as regional sales manager, New England region.

During his time at ARI, Hoysgaard was responsible for signing some of ARI's largest and longest-tenured accounts. In the process, he earned more sales awards than any sales representative in ARI's history. He has been a member of the Circle of Excellence, ARI's league of top sales achievers, an unprecedented 20 times. He also was named ARI's top Salesperson of the Year four times, and under his leadership, the New England region was named Region of the Year six times.

In 2006, Hoysgaard was recognized by the National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA) for outstanding contributions, citing his "expertise, professionalism, and organizational skills to develop timely, educational, as well as informative fleet programs for the monthly chapter meetings."

While Hoysgaard collected many accolades during his career at ARI, his legacy will be his willingness to help his coworkers. Hoysgaard went out of his way to mentor new sales people and share his ideas with everyone.

"Throughout his ARI career, Bill demonstrated the keys to sales success — cold calling and prospecting persistence, unrelenting ambition to be the best, extraordinary willpower and determination, and a singular focus on his goals," says Vice President of Sales Gene Welsh. "In that time, he also earned the esteem of all around him — his clients, his office staff, [and] everyone at ARI and in the fleet industry."  

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet