ALPHARETTA, GA – LeasePlan USA announces the appointment of Patrick Barrett to the position of regional vice president, sales for the company’s Truck Division. LeasePlan USA also recently appointed Robert Hughes to vice president, commercial development.

In Barrett's new role, he will be responsible for lease origination in a 10-state territory. He will be relocating to Atlanta to work from the company’s corporate headquarters.

Patrick Barrett, regional VP of the Truck Division.

Patrick Barrett, regional VP of the Truck Division.

LeasePlan’s Truck Division provides custom tailored lease solutions to some of the world's most recognizable Fortune 1000 companies. The staff of industry professionals averages 14 years of operational and financial experience.

“Patrick has more than 20 years of experience in truck fleet leasing with a tremendous amount of relationship building expertise. His extensive knowledge of the private fleet industry and proven track record makes him a great addition to our sales team,” said John Jaje, executive vice president, truck division.

In Robert Hughes new role as vice president, commercial development, he is responsible for identifying and developing new and innovative product and service offerings. With his forward-thinking leadership skills, he assists the sales and client relations teams in growing the business while also helping to streamline the sales process with new tools and procedures. He is also tasked with spearheading LeasePlan’s social media strategy.

Robert Hughes, VP of commercial development.

Robert Hughes, VP of commercial development.

“Robert is a valuable addition to our sales and marketing team. His extensive knowledge of customer relationship management tools and strategy development has proven to be beneficial for both LeasePlan and our clients.

He is continually working on initiatives to enhance LeasePlan’s offerings with our clients’ needs and requirements top-of-mind,” said Jon. J. Toups, chief sales and marketing officer.

Prior to LeasePlan, Hughes served as principal for Flywheel Advisors, a management consultant company that he created, owned and operated. While in this position, he produced a business development strategy for a renewable energy client that achieved 30 percent growth in 2010 and a five-year strategy plan for an insurance client, doubling its revenue in 2010.

His 18 years of sales experience also includes several business strategy advisory roles at Accu-Tech, a datacom distribution company; Richards Computer, a nationwide IT sales and service company; and World 50, a management consulting firm. In his role as group director at World 50, Hughes launched and led a private and trusted peer forum for Chief Sales Officers from highly respected global companies. This position afforded Hughes the opportunity to gain a unique perspective of the challenges Fortune 500 companies’ face, and how they shape solutions to resolve them.