LeasePlan USA has hired Juan Perez as its senior vice president of operations, where he will oversee the teams that manage the lifecycle of vehicles, the fleet management company has announced.

Perez comes to LeasePlan from the vehicle transportation and logistics industry. He served as the executive officer for safety and complaince and the senior director of safety, recruiting, retention, and training with Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport.

He joined that company in March of 2014 after a nearly 10-year stint with AmeriFleet. He left in April of that year as senior vice president of operations and customer support services.

Perez also served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years before retiring in 2005 as a traffic management specialist and supervisor.

"Juan is a true leader dedicated to our client’s successes," said Jeff Schlesinger, LeasePlan USA's president and CEO. "His attention to detail and dedication to operational efficiencies will launch LeasePlan and our clients even further into what's next."