SOURCE: ARI - Automotive Resources International

ARI - Automotive Resources International

December 22, 2009 16:07 ET

McKee Announces Retirement From ARI -- Ortell Appointed as President

MT. LAUREL, NJ--(Marketwire - December 22, 2009) - Automotive Resources International (ARI), a leading global fleet solutions provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, announces the retirement of President Bill McKee from ARI effective July 31, 2010.

McKee started at ARI in 1992 as executive vice president and became president in 1998. During his tenure, ARI grew rapidly and is now ranked number two in the industry in fleet size and number one in customer service. McKee initiated ARI's formal strategic planning program, and today, it serves as a roadmap for future growth.

"Bill has laid the foundation on which ARI will continue to build," commented Mindy Holman, president and CEO, Holman Enterprises, parent company of ARI, "His leadership, keen business sense and tactical capabilities will be sorely missed."

McKee will assume the role of CEO as of January 1, 2010 through his retirement date.

Holman also announced the promotion of Carl Ortell to president effective January 1, 2010. Ortell started his career with Holman Enterprises as an internal auditor in June 1986. He transferred to ARI in 1987 and has served in numerous operations and financial positions, most recently as executive vice president and COO.

"Carl has been the architect of our global expansion and a major influence in the development of ARI's management team," commented Holman.

In his new role, Ortell will assume responsibility for all ARI operations throughout North America and Europe.

About ARI

ARI, a subsidiary of Holman Enterprises based in Mt. Laurel, N.J., is an industry leader and the largest privately-held fleet leasing and management company in the world. As a single-source fleet management leader, ARI customizes innovative solutions that streamline fleet operations, help lower the cost of fleet ownership and create long-term value for customers.

Today, with a workforce numbering more than 1,400 and offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Europe, the company manages more than 2,000 outsourced fleets (over 675,000 autos and trucks) in North America and, combined with its strategic partners, more than 1.5 million fleet vehicles globally.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Joanne Vencius
    ARI® - Automotive Resources International
    Phone: 856-778-1500
    E-mail: jvencius@arifleet.com