After serving as an F6F Hellcat fighter pilot aboard the USS Essex and USS Enterprise during World War II, Jack Taylor founded Executive Leasing in 1957 with just seven cars in the lower level of a Cadillac distributorship.
In 1969, Taylor named the company Enterprise Leasing in honor of the aircraft carrier in which he served and renamed it Enterprise Rent-A-Car in 1989. After the Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental brands were acquired in 2007, the Taylor family launched a new corporate identity - Enterprise Holdings - for its growing portfolio of transportation businesses, which includes a worldwide network of more than 7,600 airport and neighborhood locations as well as car leasing, vanpooling, car sharing, and hourly rental programs.
Through its regional subsidiaries, Enterprise Holdings today operates more than 1 million cars and trucks.
Taylor was inducted into the AF Fleet Hall of Fame in 2010.