Posted on November 3rd, 2017
Aim’s annual service managers meeting was held again this year at the Meadows Casino. The meeting was kicked off by Tom Fleming and Terry Dimascio. This was followed by a great presentation on Technician Retention by guest speaker Kelly Anderson, President of Impact Solutions Inc. Next up were several presentations covering Uber, Tires, Emissions, GHG Mandates, ELD, Engine Electronic alerts and more. The day concluded with our awards dinner where the following awards were presented.
Region 1 Service Manager of The Year 2017 – Bob Komarnisky
Region 2 Service Manager of The Year 2017 – Justin Keeler
Region 3 Service Manager of The Year 2017 – Mike Brochu
Region 4 Service Manager of The Year 2017 – Mark Szpara
Region 5 Service Manager of The Year 2017 – Phil Vicinanza
Region 8 Service Manager of The Year 2017 – Dan Fein
Region 99 Service Manager of The Year 2017 –Marcus Hawk
Regional Director of The Year 2017 – Nick Martin
Regional Director of The Year 2017 – LeRoy Casali
The Exceptional Effort Award 2017 - Chris Wilson
Thursday was highlighted by our vendor roundtables, where Volvo, Cummins, Detroit/Freightliner, Navistar, Thermo King and Imperial all did small group presentations on current product issues and future products coming out. The meetings ended with our always lively shop-talk conversation, and the night concluded with the always popular vendor fair, where the service managers got to talk one-on-one with all our major suppliers.
On Friday, the meeting started with sales and maintenance having a very constructive conversation on opportunities both groups are facing. The meeting concluded with the Survivor Service Manager Challenge; our winners are: 1st place is Chris Church, 2nd place is JP Sheehan, 3rd place is Tony Morris.
Posted on June 21st, 2017
Two Aim Leasing technicians placed among the top three in the 2017 NationaLease Tech Challenge in San Diego in April. JOHN NORWOOD, maintenance technician at the Aim shop in Elmhurst, took second place in the competition. John graduated from Aim’s apprentice program in 2016 and is the second apprentice to place in a NationaLease Tech Challenge. BOB MRZYGLOD, maintenance technician at our Buffalo facility, took third place. This isn’t his first time placing. Bob won first place in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. “This speaks highly of our apprentice program and also the effort that John and KORY STOUDT have put into the program to become such great technicians,” said CHRIS DISANTIS, corporate training director. John and Bob were among nine regional finalists tested in a series of events that measured their maintenance knowledge and skills. John, Bob and the first-place contestant, Richard Davis of Hogan Truck Leasing, will advance to represent NationaLease at the national TMC Super Tech Competition in Orlando, Fla. in September. The national competition is sponsored by the American Trucking Association. This was the seventh year for the Tech Challenge.
Posted on April 27th, 2017
Valley Business Magazine will recognize the ATHENA Award nominees in its June/July 2017 issue. Established in 1982, the ATHENA Awards program recognizes outstanding individuals who have achieved professional excellence, given back to their communities and created leadership opportunities for women in Northeast Ohio. This year Aim’s Vice President of Human Resources, Patty Durkin, has been nominated for this prestigious award.
The ATHENA Award is named in recognition of the Greek goddess of wisdom and courage. Today, ATHENA is an established international awards program that has recognized thousands of women and men for assisting women in realizing their full leadership potential. Congratulations to Patty and all the ATHENA nominees!
Posted on March 29th, 2017
Aim’s spotlight employee for the month of March is Scherry May, a valued member of the Corporate Maintenance Support Team. Scherry has worked at Aim for 18 years and is a highly regarded by all that come in contact with her.
Regional Maintenance Director, LeRoy Casali says of Scherry: “She exemplifies how customer service should be handled whether internal or external. She does not pass the buck. She takes ownership and should be recognized.” Leroy goes on to say: “She is very helpful every time me or my team members call for help. She is always cheerful and happy when you call. Scherry goes out of her way to help resolve issues no matter what the issues are.”
Scherry’s free time is spent with her teenage daughter and all of her various school and sports activities. She also enjoys focusing on a healthy lifestyle including walking.