Posted on January 26th, 2018
Aim is excited to announce the hire of Josh Lombardo into the newly created position of Corporate Director of Rental. Josh will be working out of Aim’s corporate headquarters in Girard, OH and reporting to Executive Vice President Matt Svancara. “Josh comes to Aim with great Industry experience and we are excited to have him be part of our growth strategy for our commercial rental truck division” says Svancara.
Josh was brought on to re-structure and change the culture of the rental department in order to drive rental sales efforts, revenues and profitability. “To do this the plan is to completely re-structure the rental administrator and regional rental manager positions, starting with new job descriptions for both positions in order to clearly define each role as well as to attract top talent when we are looking to hire,” says Josh of his new charge.
Josh has been active in the transportation industry for nearly 15 years. “I chose to come to work for Aim because it is a family owned business and truly has the family values at its core. I also felt that they understand and actively practice a work/life balance which is something I have never had before in my career and with a growing family it was very important for me” says Josh.
Josh has an aggressive plan for revitalizing Aim’s rental program. He says of this: “I want the rental department to have clear and concise policies, procedures and training programs in place so as the company continues to grow and add new locations rental can play an integral role in the expansion and growth. Ultimately in 5 years I want the rental department to be a key provider for the company’s bottom line and for Aim to remain as a leader in the rental industry.”
Josh graduated from West Chester University with a bachelor’s of science in Business Management. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife, Erica, and their 15 month old daughter, Emilia. Josh is also an avid golfer, snowboarder, and skeet shooter.
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.”
To view the entire album of pictures from this event view our Facebook album here!
Posted on December 27th, 2017
This year, Aim set out, as part of its annual Christmas project, to provide a joyful Christmas morning to seven local children by teaming with the United Way and Making Kids Count.
And thanks to generous contributions from the Aim family, we did just that.
The Aim staff gave more than $700 in combined monetary donations and gift contributions, covering all seven kids and then some. One employee’s daughter went above and beyond by organizing her own toy drive that pushed Aim over its goal for its adopted family from Making Kids Count, which included three of the seven kids. Employees also purchased a microwave and two sets of pots and pans that were on the parents’ wish list.
The items for the Making Kids Count family were delivered on December 19—wrapped and ready for Santa to place under the tree. The mom cited it as a “Christmas Miracle” for her family.
Aim is a corporate sponsor of the United Way of Mahoning Valley and has partnered with the organization for more than 20 years. This decades-long partnership includes participation in the Day of Caring every September, serving as mentors in the Success After 6 program and more. An upcoming event called VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) will see Aim employees helping low-income families and the elderly file their 2017 income taxes.
Making Kids Count is a non-profit organization located in Youngstown, Ohio. Driven by the desire to reach out to individuals on a personal basis, Making Kids Count has established several programs to aid not just those living in poverty but all children and their families who may need a helping hand.
Posted on December 8th, 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 Fall 2017 newsletter has been released.
Posted on November 28th, 2017
Each year, Aim prepares to get ready for the winter season. Click HERE to find out how you can be prepared as well.