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Aim Celebrates 25 Years of Partnership with Paragon Foods

Posted on May 4th, 2018

Aim Senior Account Executive, Hal Luebbe, recently met with Paragon Foods Transportation Manager, Frank Barton, to present him and their company a plaque celebrating 25 years of partnership with Aim.

Paragon is the premier distributor of fresh and specialty foods to the restaurant foodservice industry in western Pennsylvania. In addition to fresh produce, Paragon provides premium quality dairy, fresh meats, seafood and epicurean products to restaurants, hospitals, universities and K-12 schools, clubs and corporate dining clients throughout western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio and northern West Virginia.

Aim takes pride in our ability to service customers in a diverse range of industries, whether that be food and beverage, manufacturing or everything in between. No matter your transportation challenges, Aim is prepared to offer the most effective and efficient equipment for your particular needs.

Here’s to another 25 years of partnership and friendship with the great folks at Paragon!

Aim Senior Account Executive Hal Luebbe presents Paragon Foods Transportation Manager Frank Barton with
a plaque celebrating 25 years of partnership with Aim.


Aim Salesmen Earn Top Honors with NationaLease

Posted on April 27th, 2018

Masters Club status, has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? As it should. Sales professionals within the NationaLease network who earn this prestigious standing have exceeded the highest level of performance.

Aim is thrilled to share that Aim Business Development Managers John Matthews and Mike Wall reached Masters Club status for their extraordinary sales performances in 2017. This is Mike Wall’s second time attaining this triumph, having earned it for the 2016 sales year alongside Aim Executive Vice President of Sales Matt Svancara.

Accomplishing this feat isn’t easy. It’s reserved for the top of the top echelon. Consider that NationaLease, one of the largest truck leasing organizations in North America, is comprised of 150 independent businesses, including Aim Transportation Solutions. This year, 21 salespeople, of those 150 businesses, made their way into Masters Club, two of which were Aim’s very own.

This year’s special award ceremony was held at the Hyatt Ziva in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where salespeople in attendance received various awards, including a ring, wall plaque and sport jacket.

The benefits accrue far beyond this moment for years to come,” said Joe Gallick, Senior Vice President of Sales for NationaLease. “Witnessing our four first-time award winners celebrate among a group of multiple-year recipients only reinforces our belief that success breeds success.”

Matthews and Wall have been all-stars. Both recently earned awards at Aim’s 2018 National Sales Meeting: Strategies for Success in Fort Myers, Florida.

Aim is proud of the hard work put forth by Matthews, Wall and our entire sales staff each and every day.

Pictured is Aim Business Development Manager, John Matthews, holding his Masters Club award next to
the President of NationaLease, Dean Vicha.


2018 National Sales Meeting: Strategies for Success

Posted on January 16th, 2018

2018 National Sales Meeting: Strategies for Success

The sales Staff at Aim Leasing Company attended its second annual National Sales Meeting: Strategies for Success at the Holiday Inn Airport at Town Center in Fort Myers, Florida.

The meeting began Monday, January 9 th, with a formal banquet and awards ceremony. This portion of the meeting recognized the members of the Aim sales team who met or exceeded their goals for the year. Those meeting or exceeding their revenue goal are awarded as President’s Circle Members in 2017. The following were honored: Alex Marchal, Ben Shaffer, Dave Nichols, Hal Luebbe, Jeff Leas, John Matthews, Kerry Langlois, Michael Wall, Mike Williams, Rick McNerney, Rudy Corpus, Steve Sawin and Tom Ristvey. Additionally, the regional managers who reached their goals were also recognized: Joe Telega, Mike Chopp, Tim Hanley and Vince Hellem. The members of the sales team who qualified for the incentive trip at La Playa resort following the meeting are: Alex Marchal, Brian Peisker, Dave Nichols, Hal Luebbe, Rudy Corpus , Jeff Leas, John Matthews, Kerry Langlois, Mike Williams, Rick McNerney, Steve Sawin and Tom Ristvey as well as the Regional managers, Joe Telega, Mike Chopp, Tim Hanley, Vince Hellem and Dan Fleming.

Standout achievements were also recognized during this banquet: Dave Nichols for signing the most new accounts; John Matthews for leading in total revenue; and Army Master Sergeant Shirley Bland, who works as the Corporate Fleet Asset Manager at Aim, for 30 years of service at Aim.

Matt Svancara, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, said, “This awards banquet is a time for members of the sales team to get recognition for their hard work over the last year.” Svancara went on to say, “I’m proud to lead a team of such high achievers – they deserve to be spotlighted for their efforts.”

The following day kicked off with this year’s Strategies for Success sessions, which included presentations from Svancara and other executives, guest speaker Mark Russell of LoVante Leasing Consultation, Dean Vicha, the President of NationaLease, Joe Gallick, Senior Vice President of Sales, NationaLease and roundtable discussions, designed to inform and inspire the sales staff for a successful 2018 sales year. The implementation of a new Customer Resource Management tool (CRM), by Regional Vice President, Dan Fleming, was one of the highlights of the meeting. The meeting was led by Svancara and he said of the day: “Today is about our sales staff coming together to learn with and encourage each other. They will walk away with the tools needed to help develop and execute their sales strategies for this new year.”

Tuesday’s meetings were punctuated by a vendor fair that concluded the evening. Aim’s valued vendor partners, whose generous sponsorships make this annual event possible, set up booths in the hotel ballroom for the Aim sales staff to visit. “Tonight, as our sales staff visits each booth, they will gain useful information about new products and services as well as insights into the latest industry technologies,” Svancara said. “But more than that, our team will continue to foster their invaluable relationships with our vendor partners.”

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Midwest Convenience Store Chain, Family Express, Partners with Aim

Posted on March 28th, 2017

Aim is proud to be selected & excited to continue the improvement process as the logistics partner of choice at Family Express. Aim will bring a wealth of food service direct store delivery experience as well as C-store specific logistics intelligence. This particular partnership is a home run for many reasons but none more important than our parallel commitment to “Family”. Aim expects to add 12 to 15 new Aim/Family Express positions in April 2017. The drivers & management team will focus on consistency of service ensuring that Family Express customers always have a positive convenience experience.

Family Express started on Christmas Day, 1975 when Gus Olympidis opened his first convenience store on the west side of Valparaiso, Indiana. Much has changed since then, but much has remained the same – Gus is still President and CEO and Family Express still maintains a total commitment to our customers.

We operate stores throughout Northwest and North Central Indiana. Our unique logistics model consolidates 30 traditional DSD weekly deliveries into a single daily delivery thereby achieving transportation efficiencies and unsurpassed freshness for perishables. We are known for high-performance fuels and our proprietary brands, including JAVA WAVE gourmet coffees, the JW European Cafe, Buzzed Energy Drinks, Squeeze Freeze frozen carbonated drinks, private label natural spring water, milk products, and ice. The Cravin’s Market brand includes a line of fresh sandwiches and bakery products such as our signature square donuts that are prepared and delivered daily from our central distribution facility.

“In the 4 to 5 weeks I have been around Family Express I have found this particular customer to be fun and serious about it.” Says Tony Miele, Aim’s Regional Director of Operations.”Business is fun when you believe in your product and want others to experience what you have created. I see a positive & creative environment that is focused on bringing the best products and services to the customer. This is going to be one great relationship, I can already tell!” Tony goes on to say.


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