AmeriFleet has named Toni Mintchev as its new director of sales in charge of business development throughout North America, the vehicle logistics provider has announced.

Mintchev's addition — one of several the company plans in the first half of 2016 — is a sign of AmeriFleet's aggressive new efforts to grow business in every corner of the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. According to company officials, that will mean as many as three more additions to the sales team as AmeriFleet continues its expansion across the North American market.

A native of Sofia, Bulgaria, with a degree in Finance, Mintchev has held several positions within the fleet industry during a 15-year career. Most recently, she served as an Account Consultant with FleetCor Technologies — a Norcross, Georgia based fleet services company — where she worked as National Accounts Manager to find new ways to improve processes and help clients protect their brands. An arts enthusiast who "loves animals of all kinds," Mintchev has a married son who lives in Houston, and a teenager still living at home. Fluent in four languages, Mintchev — who says she "inherited her passion for the automotive industry from family" — hopes to bring a new perspective to her position with a "heavy emphasis on technology and what it can do to help our customers."

According to John Norris, president of AmeriFleet, the company is excited about Mintchev's ability to bring a welcome new perspective to the company's existing business development efforts.

"Toni has a unique way of looking at things that complements our existing style," Norris said. "She's fits perfectly with some of the things we're planning, and we know she'll accomplish some great things here at AmeriFleet."

Mintchev succeeds Ryan Showers as director of sales, a position which opened following Showers promotion to vice president of sales and marketing in September.