Posted on March 12th, 2018
Aim Services Company, a division of Aim Transportation Solutions, is proud to announce the promotion of Jason Olesh to the position of Vice President.
Jason was hired at Aim in March, 1998 as a Regional Operations Supervisor for Aim’s Integrated division. Over the next 20 years, Jason has made his mark as a valuable member of the Aim team. He’s filled many different roles over the 2 decades of his employment, which gives him a robust background for his new role. ”
Aim Services is headed by President Scott Fleming who looks to a bright future for the company with Jason in the position of Vice President. “Jason was the obvious choice for Vice President of Services: His strength in leadership, his business savvy, and his character will continue to make him a valuable asset to the company” says Scott.
Aim Services was founded in 2013 as a transportation provider to the Oil and Gas Industry, focusing on the Marcellus and Utica Shale Play. Beginning with 4 water trucks, it experienced tremendous growth through 2014, which led to an expansion with the purchase of Bessemer Supply Company. As Aim Services continues to grow and diversify, Jason will be charged with overseeing continued growth in his new role. “Our goal when we started Aim Services was to become a Best in Class provider and that remains my primary focus as we expand into other areas” says Jason.
When asked about what he hopes to achieve in his new role, Jason says: “I am surrounded by a great team of professionals who do whatever it takes to provide the highest level of service in the industry. From our management team to the drivers and maintenance group, we have built an environment where “Yes We Can” is our first answer to any customer request. I have faith in the team we’ve built and our capabilities, and my goal is to continue to grow and expand our services while providing continued career development for everyone in the organization.”
Jason, who holds a bachelors’ of science from Youngstown State University, resides in Canfield with his wife of 25 years, Kathleen. The couple has an impressive 6 children and one grandchild. In Jason’s free time he enjoys watching and coaching his children in athletics.
Posted on March 8th, 2018
Once a quarter, Aim releases a newsletter featuring content on the company as well as the transportation industry. These newsletters are designed to inform our customers, employees, and the world on what’s happening within Aim Leasing Company, Aim Integrated Logistics, and Aim Services Co. Recent events within Aim or involving customers, acquisitions, promotions, human interest pieces, and often times important employee information from HR is all circulated from this news vehicle. In addition, there is a letter from the president of the company, Tom Fleming, in each quarterly. We hope you enjoy!
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Posted on February 14th, 2018
It is with a heavy heart that Aim Integrated Logistics announces the retirement of its very first employee, Bruce Berger, after 29 years with the company. Bruce, the current Senior Vice President of Operations at Aim’s corporate headquarters in Youngstown, Ohio, will be sorely missed by his coworkers and customers alike when he retires in March. He has been a guiding light of leadership throughout his career.
When asked about the decision to retire, Bruce says the following: “I appreciate the opportunities that I have been afforded and have tried to make the best of them. It’s been my honor to be a part of the Integrated division and appreciate all the hard work and dedication of everyone at Integrated, every day, in order to service the needs of our customers. I will always hold my fellow employees in high esteem because it really takes a team to make it all work. Of all the things I value from Aim, the thing I value most is the trust that I’ve earned over the years more than the authority that I’ve been granted. I feel it’s time to step back and let the next generation take the controls, they will do well. I ask that they don’t forget the past as they look to the future. I’m looking forward to taking more time to enjoy another chapter in my life and to cycle, golf and fish more than I’ve been able to in recent years. Most importantly, to finally get to spend more quality time with my wife and daughter and enjoy the beautiful Florida weather.”
When Bruce started his career at Aim he was hired as the Purchasing & Warranty Manager. Since that time he has climbed the ranks to now oversee Aim Integrated’s logistical operations, which partners with customers to manage their entire supply chain function. In addition to his work at Aim, Bruce is a veteran of the United States Navy.
Aim Integrated Logistics’ Executive Vice President and COO, David Gurska, says of Bruce leaving: “I am proud to have worked side-by-side with Bruce for the past 8 years. He has had an outstanding 30-year career at Aim. He has been integral in the company’s growth from 1 driver to over 500 - his presence and leadership in operations will be certainly missed. I wish Bruce the best in his next chapter of life.”
Lastly, Aim President, Tom Fleming, says of this departure: “Bruce Berger has been an integral part of Aim’s growth and success over the years. His insight, experience, and knowledge of logistics has assisted Aim and many of our customers in finding success. We could always count on Bruce to jump right in to do whatever was necessary to solve a problem. I wish him a happy, healthy, and long retirement.”
Posted on February 1st, 2018
Aim is proudly celebrating its 30th anniversary with long-time employee, Shirley Bland. Shirley works out of Aim’s corporate headquarters in Girard, Ohio where she holds the title of Corporate Fleet Asset Manager. “Shirley has been an integral part of Aim’s growth and success over the last 30 years” says Aim President, Tom Fleming. “We wouldn’t be where we are today without her” he goes on to say.
Shirley started out in the Permitting and Licensing Department in 1987. She moved around to several other positions gaining knowledge and a broad understanding of the leasing business. “I have been working in Asset Management since 2004” says Shirley. “I have had the pleasure over the years of working with some of the most incredible people! I believe in the importance of teamwork” she goes on to say. Her motto is “Teamwork makes the dreamwork!”
In addition to working for Aim Shirley is also an active member of our country’s armed forces. Shirley is a Master Sergeant in the United States Army, stationed in Columbus, OH. She is the Senior Non Commissioned Officer in the Human Resource Section for a Combat Training Battalion. She has also been heavily involved in Drug Testing/Prevention during the last 20 years in the military. She has spent 2 ½ years deployed in Afghanistan and Kuwait and been in the Army for a total of 33 years.
Shirley has 4 children with her husband of 33 years, Joe Bland. Her children are: Rheadus Bland – Sergeant First Class stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky (Military Intelligence) - son, Joe Bland – Sergeant stationed in Germany (Sniper) - son, Daughters - Joanna and Christina both live and work in Nashville, TN. Two grand-daughters – Liyah and Mariah, one grandson – Beau and one on the way.
Posted on February 1st, 2018
Loud, fast and exciting, so goes the widely popular sport of sprint car racing.
Sprint cars are notable for their small, aerodynamic bodies and their ability to reach speeds in excess of 160 mph, all the while drivers make their turns inches away from cement barriers that separate the track from its spectators.
Aim is proud to be a part of this thrilling world as a sponsor of the TOPP Motorsports team, and if you follow the sport, you may have seen Aim’s logo zooming around the track or front and center in the winner’s circle as it sits affixed to the side of the #23c TOPP Motorsports car.
TOPP Industries President and CEO Kevin Birchmeier established TOPP Motorsports in 2015. He always had a passion for racing, and after attending the World of Outlaws Nationals, with TOPP as the title sponsor, it was a no-brainer. He combined his business acumen with his passion for the sport to launch TOPP Motorsports.
Last year, the TOPP Motorsports team competed in the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car division. With driver Tyler Courtney behind the wheel, they claimed several victories, including winning the Kokomo Speedway Smackdown and six other national races among numerous top-10 finishes.
This year, look for the #4 TOPP Motorsports car with seasoned driver Justin Grant behind the wheel as TOPP Motorsports guns for the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Championship.
And, of course, keep an eye out for the Aim logo in 2018 as we continue to support TOPP Motorsports in its quest for gold!