Merchants Fleet Management has hired Paul Sondrall for a role as new business development and strategic client management, the fleet management company announced.

Sondrall, who joined the company in July, will focus on growing the Merchants fleet portfolio in the midwest region. He brings 15 years of fleet management experience to the role, most recently with GE Capital and Donlen.

Sondrell is a graduate of Mankato State University and lives in St. Cloud, Minn.