Aim’s Matt Svancara and Mike Wall Honored By NationaLease

Posted on March 27th, 2017

Each year Aim’s affiliate network “NationaLease” honors its top achieving sales professionals with the prestigious “Masters Club” award; this year Aim was proud to be represented by Matt Svancara, Executive Vice President of Sales and Mike Wall, Business Development Manager.

Masters Club status is based on a competitive point system with credits given for each piece of equipment a salesperson signed in the previous year. As a way of recognizing and acknowledging their hard work and impressive results, NationaLease hosts the annual event where awards are presented by Dean Vicha, President of NationaLease.

“Each year, the Masters Club recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of those sales professionals who have exceeded the highest threshold of performance,” said Joe Gallick, Senior Vice President of Sales for NationaLease. “Their success is largely the result of effort, accountability, perseverance, and the tremendous team spirit they inspire among their co-workers.”

Matt Svancara was a particular standout as this was his 10th consecutive year as a Masters Club award winner. He was personally recognized by Dean Vicha, NationaLease President.

“Matt exemplifies the integrity and professionalism that make him a recognized leader not only in our organization, but the industry as well. As a further honor, Matt has also been inducted with the first ever class into the NationaLease Sales Hall of Fame. Congratulations to Matt” says Dean.

Aim president Tom Fleming said of Matt’s achievement: “I am excited and proud of Matt on achieving 10 years in the Masters Club. This is an accomplishment that only a handful of individuals have achieved form the thousand or more NationaLease sales executives. Matt’s hard work, patient, consistent style and his practice of putting the customers interest first has served him, Aim and our customers well.”

Bruce Berger Named Senior Vice President of Operations

Posted on March 1st, 2017

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Bruce P. Berger, a 28 year employee of Aim Integrated Logistics, has recently been promoted to the position of Senior Vice President. “Bruce heads all operational functions of Aim Integrated Logisitcs – He’s done so for many years. He is a strong leader and has been a crucial part in Aim Integrated’s growth and success” says Chief Operating Officer, David Gurska.

Bruce got his start in the military: After serving four years in the United States Navy, he received his degree from Kent State University. His logistics career began as a dispatcher for Ohio Fast Freight before moving on to Duff Truck Lines as an operations supervisor. During his ten years at Duff Truck Lines he was promoted to terminal manager.

When the opportunity surfaced to join the Aim team, he decided it was a tremendous career opportunity as AIM was just beginning to enter the logistics market. Bruce’s efforts have been instrumental in growing the business from the ground floor to a multi-million dollar asset based logistic company with over 500 employees.

He is an avid cyclist, Cleveland Browns and Ohio State fan and enjoys a relaxing round of golf. His current residence is located in Youngstown, OH where he lives with his wife Cheryl. They hope to retire someday to Orlando where they own a home to be closer to their daughter, Danielle.

Aim - A Family Run Business

Posted on March 1st, 2017

Aim Transportation Solutions is the very definition of a family operated business in the Mahoning Valley. Aim is run by Tom Fleming, Chairman and CEO and his two sons Scott Fleming and Geoffrey Fleming, but Aim’s roots reach even deeper into the Fleming family.

In 1903, Tom Fleming’s grandfather, J.V. McNicholas, geared-up the horse and buggy and began hauling meat and luggage from the rail yards in Youngstown, Ohio. A few years later, J.V. McNicholas’ horse and buggy grew into a successful hauling business.

After deregulation in 1980, McNicholas Transportation branched into leasing trucks. Tom Fleming managed this division, known as Aim Leasing Company, and their 25 trucks. In 1982, Tom Fleming purchased the leasing subsidiary - Aim moved to 1500 Trumbull Road in Girard, Ohio, which continues to stand as Aim’s headquarters today.

Aim, one of the largest truck leasing companies in the country employs over 1,200 individuals nationwide, maintains over 11,000 vehicles and oversees upwards of 100 operations. Tom, Chairman and CEO, Scott, President of Aim Services, and Geoffrey, Vice President of Purchasing all work out that very location.

Aim’s Winter 2017 Newsletter

Posted on February 17th, 2017

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 NationaLease, 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!
Get all the latest news HERE! Aim’s Winter 2017 newsletter has been released.

2017 National Sales Meeting: Strategies for Success

Posted on January 31st, 2017

2017 National Sales Meeting: Strategies for Success

Aim’s Leasing Company’s sales staff had its 2016 accomplishments acknowledged and planned for their year to come at the first ever National Sales Meeting: 2017 “Strategies for Success” held at the Holiday Inn Airport & Town Center in Fort Myers, Florida.

The meeting began with a formal awards ceremony on Monday, January 9 th, during which the winners of the Aim President’s Circle Award for outstanding goal achievement were recognized. The following were recipients of this prestigious award: Alex Marchal, Ben Shaffer, Brian Peisker, Candy Paulus, Dave Nichols, Dave Anderson, Hal Luebbe, Jeff Leas, Joe Telega, John Matthews, Kerry Langlois, Kevin Dunbar, Mike Miller, Mike Wall, Mike Williams, Rick McNerney, Steve McCarthy, and Steve Sawin. In addition to the sales staff, the regional managers who reached their region goals: Steve Iskander, Tim Hanley, Dan Fleming, Mike Chopp, and Vince Hellem were also recognized.

Stand out achievements from Brian Peisker in revenue and Dave Nichols in new customers were also acknowledged during this banquet, as was the retirement of long time Aim Regional Vice President, Bob Penton. Bob served as Regional Vice President out of the Buffalo, NY area for Aim and was an employee for 31 years.

Matt Svancara, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Aim says “This banquet was a time to celebrate the achievements and honor the hard work from the sales staff during 2016.”

The second day of the event, Tuesday January 10 th, kicked off with sessions designed to inform and inspire the sales staff for the upcoming year. “This meeting allowed for the sales staff to grow in their knowledge of selling Aim while gaining valuable tools for developing their markets in the upcoming year” says Matt of this meeting time.

Tuesday evening ended and the meeting wrapped with a vendor fair. Aim’s valuable vendor partners, who made this event possible through their generous sponsorships, were invited to a vendor fair on Tuesday evening. “The sales staff engaged with the vendors that evening by going from booth to booth, gaining product knowledge, learning about new features and technology, and putting faces to names of people they’ve been talking to for years” Matt goes on to say.


Joe Telega, Dave Nichols, Hal Luebbe

Shirley Bland, Bernie Carpenter, Matt Svancara

Vendor Fair

Matt Svancara, Kevin Dunbar, Bob Penton, Tom Fleming

Candy Paulus, Rudy Corpus, Rich Lamping, Dave Anderson

Bob Penton

Dan Fleming, Dave Thompson, Jeff Manion, Rick McNerney (foreground)

Matt Svancara

Steve Sawin, Matt Svancara, Mike Chopp, Hal Luebbe, Tom Fleming, Dave Nichols, Joe Telega, Steve McCarthy

Matt Svancara, Ben Shaffer, Tom Fleming, Alex Marchal

Kerry Langlois

Tim Hanley, Matt Svancara, Brian Peisker, Kerry Langlois, Tom Fleming, John Matthews

Tom Fleming

Dan Fleming, Matt Svancara, Rick McNerney, Mike Miller, Tom Fleming

Vince Hellem, Matt Svancara, Mike Williams, Mike Wall, Tom Fleming

Matt Svancara, Steve Iskander, Candy Paulus, Jeff Leas, Dave Anderson, Tom Fleming

Dan Fleming, Steve Iskander, Matt Svancara, Mike Chopp, Tim Hanley, Geoff Fleming, Vince Hellem

Karrie Chilkotowsky and Jessica Bochy

Aim Sales Staff

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