SPARKS, MD – PHH Arval announced that Jeff Smith, Senior Vice President of Sales and International Development, is retiring after a 30-year career with the company. Smith will serve as a senior consultant supporting the PHH Arval Global Alliance, the company stated.
PHH said Smith began his career with the company in 1982 as Regional Sales Manager in the truck and equipment division. The company promoted him to Vice President of Sales in 1990, and to Senior Vice President of Sales, and a member of PHH Arval’s Senior Leadership Team, in 2000. After FirstFleet Corp. acquired the company in 2004, Smith took on the role of Senior Vice President, North American Truck Sales. He was recently responsible for large fleet sales and for leading PHH Arval’s international business through the PHH Arval Global Alliance, according to the company.
“Jeff’s dedication, commitment and relationship management skills have helped us build the client portfolio we have today. We are lucky to have been the beneficiary of Jeff’s talents for so many years, and I thank him for his leadership and innumerable contributions,” said George Kilroy, President and CEO, PHH Arval.
In announcing his retirement, Smith said, “PHH has been and continues to be an exciting place to work. I’m grateful for the opportunity I’ve had to represent the best capabilities in the industry to some of the best clients any company could ever have. The entire workforce at PHH has been a team with whom any sales leader would be lucky to have worked.”
Updated 7/24/2012, 1:52 p.m., photo added