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Element Fleet Management, a leading North American vehicle management company, has announced that its consultative experts will be prominently featured in both the educational and Expo sessions at the NAFA 2015 Institute and Expo in Orlando, Fla., on April 13-17, 2015.

Consulting expertise at Expo Booth #1129

Element's booth will feature representatives from the company's Strategic Consulting group, who will provide mini fleet diagnostic sessions to attendees, based on their own goals and objectives. The Strategic Consulting team focuses on identifying hard-dollar savings and improving driver and vehicle productivity. This is a great opportunity for attendees to talk with these experts about their specific fleets and find out what they can do to improve performance.

Industry expertise in Institute's education sessions

The NAFA Institute education sessions cover a wide range of topics for fleet managers in both the public and private sectors – and Element is well-represented in seven of them:

  • Charting Your Global Roadmap: An interactive workshop

    Heidi DiAngelo, Manager, Global Alliance Development, will host an interactive session that will provide a focused approach to globalization designed to help build and execute a results-driven globalization strategy. Monday, April 13, 2:00 p.m. (International Fleet Academy)
  • Creating Bid Proposals to Achieve Results Sooner Rather Than Never

    Brad Burgess, Vice President, Sales, will co-host a session designed to help procurement and fleet managers develop bid documents that ensure they receive the information needed to make the most educated decisions. Tuesday, April 14, 2:00 p.m.
  • Fleet Finance Explained: Funding Alternatives for the Global Fleet

    Bob Sandler, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Consulting and Analytics, joins other panelists to discuss international financing. Tuesday, April 14, 3:45 p.m.
  • Emerging Controversial Issues and Their Impact on Your Fleet

    Terry Horrocks, Manager, Risk & Safety, and other panelists will talk about emerging issues and technologies that may have a dramatic impact on fleet safety, driver productivity and more. Wednesday, April 15, 1:15 p.m.
  • Turn Off the Engine!

    Don Scare, Truck Excellence Manager, will explore the impact of excessive idling on fleet vehicles and budgets, and recommend ideas and techniques to change idling behavior. Wednesday, April 15, 1:15 p.m.
  • Implementing Telematics: A Manager's Success Story

    Jim Spellissy, Vice President, Business Development will moderate this session featuring Bruce Horan, Director, Telematics, and two fleet managers: Erin Gilchrist of Safelite and Dave Rush, of R.J. Reynolds, to discuss real-life case studies for Telematics. Thursday, April 16, 2:45 p.m.
  • Fleet Managers Only: The FMC Executive Panel

    Jim Halliday, President, Element Fleet Management North America, will join executives from other fleet management companies in wide-ranging discussions about fleet industry trends, issues, and best practices. Friday, April 17, 9:00 a.m.

About Element Fleet Management
As North America's premier fleet management company, Element provides world-class financial and management services for commercial vehicle and equipment fleets. Element Fleet Management is a part of Element Financial Corporation, one of North America's leading equipment finance companies.

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SPARKS, Md., March, 27, 2015 – Element Fleet Management is pleased to announce the promotion of Skyler Austin to regional director of sales.SkylerAustinHS

Austin previously served as a regional manager and was responsible for the management of business relationships across the Southwest region.

Prior to joining Element Fleet, Austin held sales roles with DrillChem Drilling Solutions and he holds a degree from Sam Houston State University.

"Skyler has proven to be a valuable member of the Element team and I'm confident that his prior experience and consultative approach will bring value to our prospective customers," said Suresh Rajapakse, vice president of sales, West region, Element Fleet Management.

In his new role at Element Fleet, Austin will be responsible for identifying and closing new business relationships in Northern Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Mississippi.

About Element Fleet Management

As North America's premier fleet management company, Element provides world-class financial and management services for commercial vehicle and equipment fleets. Element Fleet Management is a part of Element Financial Corporation, one of North America's leading equipment finance companies.

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SPARKS, Md., February 25, 2015 – Element Fleet Management is pleased to welcome Paul Kasbar as regional director of sales for the West region.

Kasbar brings more than 25 years of fleet management and U.S. sales experience to the role. He most recently served as regional sales manager at Mobileye, a manufacturer of advanced driver assistance systems focused on collision avoidance.


SPARKS, Md., Feb. 6, 2015 – Element Fleet Management is pleased to welcome two new members to the North American Business Development team. These strategic hires enhance a regionalized sales-team structure supporting in-depth marketplace knowledge, increased accessibility for clients, and allows for greater focus on market-specific industries.

Element Fleet Management experts worked with Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland to optimize their van fleet so they can expand their delivery area and serve more meals than ever before.

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Sparks, Md. – November 10, 2014 – On Tuesday, November 18, 2014, Element Fleet Management is excited to host the first stop in a 4-city tour of the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Roadshow Tours Mid-Atlantic. This event is being sponsored in part by Maryland Clean Cities and Virginia Clean Cities and showcases clean-fuel vehicles (from cars to big trucks) and experts touting the benefits of propane, natural gas, electric and biofuels to replace traditional gasoline and diesel.

Baltimore, Maryland – October 24, 2014 - The long standing 14 year partnership between Arval and PHH Arval, which was acquired by Element Financial Corporation in July of this year, recently was extended when representatives from both entities signed an enhanced strategic agreement to form the Element-Arval Global Alliance.