SOURCE: ARI - Automotive Resources International

ARI - Automotive Resources International

October 13, 2009 17:58 ET

ARI's Creighton Named Chairman of GFS

MT. LAUREL, NJ--(Marketwire - October 13, 2009) - Automotive Resources International (ARI), a leading global fleet solutions provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, announced the appointment of Jim Creighton as chairman of the Global Fleet Services (GFS) alliance of leading global fleet leasing and fleet management companies.

Creighton, ARI vice president of global strategic services, is responsible for ARI's global sales and its strategic consulting team, which provides ARI's domestic and global fleets with in-depth analyses and cost savings recommendations. He has been employed by ARI since 1983. He is successor to this role from Carl Ortell, ARI executive vice president & chief operating officer.

In addition, ARI's Rob Hill, manager of global sales and consultation, has acquired a seat among the GFS Board of Directors. Hill observes operations at ARI's Mexican partnership, ARIZA, maintains and evolves ARI's global partnerships and oversees ARI's European consulting operations. He has been with ARI since 1996.

Both Creighton and Hill have been sought out as global fleet experts. They have participated as speakers at fleet-related seminars and events around the world.

Creighton commented, "I am thrilled at the opportunity to be part of the leadership of this world-class alliance of fleet management companies. Rob and I look forward to representing ARI among our esteemed constituents and further developing the global fleet industry for our clients."

About GFS

Founded in 1994, Global Fleet Services is an alliance of premier fleet leasing companies that are recognized as the top tier market leaders in their respective regions. The alliance has been developed on the concept of members combining their strengths to best serve international companies with global fleet needs. GFS enables businesses to develop global strategic initiatives through benchmarking and identification of global fleet synergies as well as cost savings opportunities.

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 1,200 and offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Europe, the company manages more than 2,000 outsourced fleets (over 650,000 autos and trucks) in North America and, combined with its strategic partners, more than 1.5 million global fleet vehicles.

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