NORTHBROOKIL–Donlen Corporation announced that Tom Callahanhas been named president and chief operating officer effective Sept. 1.Callahan previously served as the company’s executive vice president,overseeing a majority of Donlen’s operational departments. Callahan willcontinue to maintain his existing responsibilities while increasingcoordination for Donlen’s sales, fleet management services, and finance & accounting departments.
GaryRappeport, Donlen’s chief executive officer, stated, “Tom has proven himself asa successful leader and agent of change throughout his tenure at Donlen.He hasopenly taken on new responsibilities and challenges while leading manydepartments to new levels of success.”Rappeport continued, “Tom’s increasedinvolvement in these areas will allow me to continue to focus on Donlen’sstrategic alignment, new product development, green initiatives, and ensuringthat we have the appropriate resources and culture to achieve our corporategoals.”
Callahanjoined the company in March 2006 as a senior vice president overseeing customer service, purchasing, remarketing, human resources, IT, quality, andinternational operations in Canadaand Mexico.
Previously,Callahan spent most of his career with GE Commercial Finance, Fleet Services.He also served in variousleadership roles with GE in Japan,Australia,New Zealand and theUnited Kingdom.Prior to GE, he worked for Ford Motor Co. in various sales and operationalroles.
Callahanearned a B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and a Master’s Degree inMarketing from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.