LeasePlan USA announced on Aug. 9 the appointment of Joe Federer to chief information officer. Federer is replacing Dave Bush, who retired from LeasePlan after 18 years of service with the company. Federer comes to LeasePlan with more than 20 years experience in the Information Technology field. Prior to joining LeasePlan, he served as enterprise solution specialist for Microsoft Corporation. In the position, he was responsible for developing and implementing enterprise solutions for Microsoft customers within the states of Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina, allowing them to access and manage real-time information and transaction processes across their entire organization. Federer’s experience also includes serving as vice president of information systems for McKesson Corporation where he was responsible for all voice, video and data for the company’s Information Solutions business unit. In addition, his prior positions include senior vice president of Dimension Automation Center and marketing representative and systems engineer for IBM. Federer earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the University of Central Florida. He also holds a master of business administration degree from the University as well as a master of computer science degree with an emphasis in relationship database design.