SOURCE: ARI - Automotive Resources International

ARI - Automotive Resources International

February 29, 2012 14:00 ET

ARI and Team Holman Recognized by South Jersey Autism Speaks as Top Fundraiser

Award Honors Company for Commitment to Autism Awareness

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ--(Marketwire - Feb 29, 2012) - ARI®, a leading global fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, today announced that it was recognized by the Greater Delaware Valley Chapter of Autism Speaks as the Top Southern New Jersey Walk Now for Autism Speaks Fundraising Team of 2011. This prestigious award is given to individual or corporate teams that go above and beyond to raise funds and increase autism awareness. In 2011, ARI and participants from its parent company, "Team Holman," became the first organization to raise more than $30,000, making ARI the top fundraiser for the third consecutive year. ARI was honored during an award ceremony Friday, February 3 in Almonesson, NJ.

"We are honored to be the recipient of this award," said Bill Kwelty, Chief Quality Officer for ARI. "Autism Speaks is such a worthwhile cause that provides South Jersey families with extraordinary resources and care. We are proud to have played a part in supporting this deserving organization and we look forward to continuing our commitment in 2012."

ARI has been an active participant in the annual Autism Speaks walk for the past four years. In their first year of participation, Team Holman was awarded the Rookie Team of the Year Award for raising more than $9,000 and placing third out of 210 teams. ARI has earned the top spot for its fundraising efforts every year since.

"ARI has played an integral part in our fundraising efforts over the past four years," said Christina Carty, Executive Director of the Greater Delaware Valley Chapter of Autism Speaks. "ARI provides a wonderful example of team fundraising in the workplace. It's exciting to publicly recognize the company and its fundraising leaders during an awards reception like this, as it inspires other South Jersey teams in the room to engage their employers and colleagues in order to advance our mission."

For more information about South Jersey Autism Speaks and how it is helping to advance awareness and research for autism, visit

About ARI® (
ARI, a part of the Holman Automotive Group, is the second largest vehicle fleet management organization in North America with a workforce numbering more than 2,000 and offices throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Europe and the UK. With its focus on complex fleets, ARI manages over 850,000 cars, trucks and equipment in North America and the UK, and combined with its strategic partners, more than 1.8 million fleet vehicles globally. ARI is headquartered in Mount Laurel, New Jersey.

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