Crimi was one of the principal contributors in the establishment of the Lee Myles National Fleet Transmission replacement program. Later, he and partner Alex Gianoupolos created Salex, designed to provide corporations the first nationwide collision and major mechanical programs exclusive for fleets.
The company later added standard and preventive maintenance services. The addition of these services established Salex as the first full-service supplier of collision and full maintenance programs to the fleet industry. Crimi was an honorary NAFA Fleet Management Association lifetime member.
He died on Aug. 24, 2011. He was inducted into the Automotive Fleet Hall of Fame in 2012.