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In Memoriam: Bill Gibson — 1952 - 2021

In Memoriam: Bill Gibson — 1952 - 2021

Bill Gibson, director of national sales for ELMS, passed away on August 26, 2021, in Orlando, Fla., following a brief illness. Gibson is best remembered for his fleet career at General Motors, where he retired on April 30, 2011, as director, sales for General Motors Fleet & Commercial Operations. He worked at GM for 38 years, which included 21 years in GM Fleet & Commercial Operation, which included rental, commercial, and global fleet sales.

August 28, 2021

In Memoriam: Dealer, Fleet Leasing Pioneer Joe Holman
In Memoriam: Retired Motorlease VP Ferraresso
In Memoriam: Retired Merchants Strategic Account Manager Gaffney

In Memoriam: Retired Merchants Strategic Account Manager Gaffney

Dana Gaffney, retired strategic account manager for Merchants Fleet Management, passed away on March 25 from lung cancer. She was 60. During her career in fleet leasing, Gaffney worked for Kayser Leasing, Velcor, ULTEA, and ALD Automotive USA.

April 10, 2017

LeasePlan USA Names Schlesinger President, CEO

LeasePlan USA Names Schlesinger President, CEO

Jeff Schlesinger was named president and CEO of LeasePlan USA, a fleet management company headquartered in Alpharetta, Ga. Schlesinger succeeds Mike Pitcher, who retired as president and CEO at the end of 2016.

February 12, 2017

In Memoriam: Past AFLA President Jim Conner

In Memoriam: Past AFLA President Jim Conner

Jim Conner, the founding president of James W. Conner Fleet Services, a fleet vehicle buying service, and a past president of the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA), died on Jan. 24, following a long battle with cancer.

February 6, 2017

In Memoriam: Wheels Exec Ted Less

In Memoriam: Wheels Exec Ted Less

Ted Less, a long-time Wheels executive passed away on Dec. 11. He was 86. Less retired from Wheels Inc. in 1995 as a senior vice president. He spent all but three years of his entire working career at Wheels Inc., which he joined in 1958 as truck leasing manager.

December 20, 2016

In Memoriam: PHH Executive Sam Penn
Donlen Hires Vendor Network Manager
Element Fleet Management Hires Fleet Manager
Motorlease President Jack Leary Dies

Motorlease President Jack Leary Dies

John “Jack” Leary, president of The Motorlease Corp., a fleet management company headquartered in Farmington, Conn., passed away on April 25. He was 60.

April 27, 2015

In Memoriam: Former GELCO VP Tony Lavender

In Memoriam: Former GELCO VP Tony Lavender

Tony Lavender, the long-time vice president of client relations for GELCO in the New York City area, passed away on Feb. 4, after a long illness. He was 86.

February 23, 2015

Consolidated Service Corp. Chairman Starr Dies
AFLA Charter Member, Fleet Hall of Famer Dies

AFLA Charter Member, Fleet Hall of Famer Dies

Robert (Bob) Soell, long-time fleet sales manager, charter member of the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA), and Automotive Fleet Hall of Fame inductee, passed away on Dec. 29, 2014. He was 97.

January 5, 2015

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