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Fleet Response Celebrates 25 Years in Business

February 25, 2011 - Press Release

CLEVELAND, OH — Fleet Response is proud to announce that it is celebrating its 25th year in business this month.

To celebrate this milestone, Fleet Response will be hosting a gala for their employees in March as a thank you for their service. The event will include dinner, dancing, employee recognition and a display of the company history throughout the 25 years.

Fleet Response will also be celebrating their anniversary at the NAFA Institute & Expo during their Happy Hour at The Lobby Bar- Westin Charlotte on Saturday, April 9th from 5pm- 7pm. All NAFA attendees are invited to come and help celebrate!

In 1986, Ron Mawaka, Sr. saw the need for fleets to have a central business to contact for all of their rental needs. He then founded Rental Concepts, Inc. (RCI) to provide temporary rental solutions.

Over the next 10 years, while working to meet their clients’ rental needs, RCI saw an additional need in the fleet industry for accident & maintenance management service providers. In 1997, RCI expanded under the division name Integrated Vehicle Systems (IVS). While RCI continued to provide rental services, the new division began providing accident, maintenance and subrogation services. In 2003, the two divisions combined under one name, Fleet Response. The new name was designed to integrate the companies’ comprehensive services to better serve client needs.

Currently, Fleet Response offers accident reporting, vehicle repair or salvage, rental replacements, maintenance, loss recovery, driver safety programs and custom web development as well as various custom client solutions. In 2011, Fleet Response is expected to launch a new corporate website as well as an upgrade to their current client On-Line Information Service.

Over the past 25 years, the company’s growth has led them to four different office locations and a recent expansion in 2009 at the company’s headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio. Also, in the last five years, Fleet Response has experienced sales growth of 46% which earned the company a spot on the Weatherhead100 list that recognizes the fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio.

“We are extremely proud of how far we have come in just 25 years,” says Scott Mawaka, President and COO. “The success we have been able to achieve is a direct result of the hard work & dedication of many professionals both inside and out of the organization. We look forward to many more years of delivering excellent product and customer service to the fleet industry.”

Ron Mawaka, Sr., Chairman and his partners, Myron Zadony, Co-Chairman and Claude Nolty, 25 year Board Member, would like to thank the many clients, vendors and employees for making the last 25 years memorable and successful.

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