DEARBORN, MI - Ford North American Fleet, Lease and Remarketing Operations (NAFLRO) announced several updates to its fleet personnel team.

Lance Buchanan has been promoted to national account manager Northern California, effective Jan. 1, 2011. Buchanan joins the team from the Ford Division Sales Office, where he most recently served as sales development specialist. Prior to his success at Ford Division, Buchanan held several positions at Ford Credit, providing a well-rounded background for commercial fleet operations. He will be relocating to the San Francisco area from Seattle and will be responsible for the major fleet customers in the Northern California market. Buchanan can be contacted via e-mail ( or phone (415) 307-4748.

Concurrent with this announcement, Terry Ryan, national account manager for Denver, will assume the additional fleet responsibility for the states of Washington and Oregon. Ryan will continue to reside in Denver as he manages and develops the opportunities in his newly re- aligned territory. He is a seasoned fleet professional who looks forward to working with the major fleets customers in the Portland, Seattle, and Denver markets. Ryan can be contacted via e-mail ( or phone (303) 949-9125.

Rich Kuehl has been helping to manage the Western region fleet operations in Northern California, Portland, and Seattle over the past several months. Kuehl will transfer his West Coast fleet contact responsibilities to Lance and Terry within the next few weeks. Kuehl can be contacted via e-mail ( or phone (480) 262-1499.


Originally posted on Automotive Fleet