Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board, Kris-Way Truck Leasing, Inc., a NationaLease Member
Tom Keefer is currently serving as a member of the NationaLease Board of Directors. Mr. Keefer has been in the truck rental and leasing business for over 30 years. Mr. Keefer began his career with the Hertz Truck Division in 1973 and left Hertz in 1978 to form Kris-Way Truck Leasing in South Portland, Maine where he continues as President. Kris-Way Truck Leasing, a NationaLease Member has grown to be the largest independent truck leasing company in the New England area with eight locations in three states employing 225 people. Mr. Keefer is a past president of AmtraLease and the Maine Motor Transport Association. Mr. Keefer received his B.S. from Stonehill College located in North Easton, Massachusetts. Mr. Keefer is married to Kathy and resides in Cumberland, Maine. Mr. Keefer has five children, two of whom are in the business with him, and 5 grandchildren.
Vice Chairman, Director-at-Large, NationaLease
Dave Renz, presently an independent consultant, retired from Eaton Corporation in 2009 with over 32 years with the company; most recently as Vice President, Sales and Marketing for the Vehicle Group. He also served as an officer of the company. Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2009 sales of $11.9 billion. Mr. Renz commands a vast knowledge of sales and marketing in OEM and distribution channels, and has an extensive understanding of the commercial vehicle market. He serves as an advisor to Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business and is a past board member of the Truck Rental and Leasing Association (TRALA). Mr. Renz is married to Carol and has two children and one granddaughter.
Past Chairman, Bentley Truck Services, Inc., a NationaLease Member
Fred Bentley has over 30 years’ experience with truck leasing and truck dealerships. He founded Bentley Truck Services, Inc. in 1991 and has served as president from its inception. Mr. Bentley has worked diligently designing and developing state of the art facilities to accommodate multiple business use and is recognized as a leading regional truck leasing and truck dealer in the Mid-Atlantic States. Mr. Bentley served two terms on the Hino Trucks dealer advisory board and was awarded as the Pennsylvania Truck Dealer of the Year for 2010-2011 and is currently serving on the Pennsylvania Truck Dealers Association’s board. He is married to Donna, has two children, and resides in Woolwich, NJ.
Director, AmeriQuest Business Services and NationaLease
Doug Clark has served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and a director of AmeriQuest Business Services since 1997. His professional experience includes stints in public accounting, investment banking, and as a transportation entrepreneur.
Prior to founding AmeriQuest, Doug was President of Amtralease, a national association of independent full service truck leasing companies. A Certified Public Accountant, Doug was a Vice President and Director of Drexel Firestone Inc., an investment banking firm.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA) and is Chairman of the Board of AAA South Jersey. Doug also serves on the Executive Advisory Council of Rowan University’s Rohrer College of Business. He was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2007 Award Winner in the Greater Philadelphia Region for Excellence in the Service Category.
Doug received his B.A. in accounting from the University of Miami and his M.B.A. in finance from Drexel University in Philadelphia.
Director, C & W NationaLease
Vic Corley is Vice-President of C&W NationaLease, and has proudly served in the leasing business with his dad for over 40 years. He is the driving force that insures C & W NationaLease exceeds our customers' expectations. Mr. Corley calls Abilene, TX, home but he is never more than a four-hour drive from any of the C & W NationaLease locations.
Director, Aim NationaLease
Tom Fleming is Chairman and CEO of Aim NationaLease, Aim Integrated Logistics, and Aim Services. In 1982, Mr. Fleming purchased the family leasing company that consisted of 29 vehicles and five employees. Today, Aim operates or maintains nearly 8,000 vehicles with approximately 1,000 employees out of over 100 operations. He is a past board member and Chairman of TRALA and involved in numerous charitable and civil organizations in Ohio. Mr. Fleming is married to his wife Mary and has four children and eight grandchildren.
Director, Fox & James NationaLease
Tom James has been in the truck rental and leasing business for over 30 years. In 1987, Mr. James was appointed President of Fox & James, Inc., a second generation family owned business headquartered in Latrobe, PA. Mr. James currently oversees the company's two Freightliner Dealership locations and four leasing operations in Latrobe, PA, Altoona, PA, Neville Island, PA and Manassas, VA. He has been married to his wife Linda, who is also active in the business, for 27 years; they have three children and two grandchildren.
Frank Sheehan is a retired, successful executive of a Fortune 500 company that was focused on the global medium and heavy vehicle industries. His experience lies within business development, strategic planning, marketing, operations, and finance. Frank has also held various positions in Dana Corporation, including his last, President of International Business. He earned his B.S. from Seton Hall University, is a combat veteran of the USMC, and married.
Bill Hicks has been involved in the transportation industry for more than 40 years. Following a long and successful career with Ryder System, he became President and owner of FirstLease, later moving to EVP at Salem NationaLease in the Greater Atlanta area. In addition to having served on the TRALA board, he is a former Director and Chairman of the Board for NationaLease. He continues to work with NationaLease members to develop customized sales or member training and to provide general consulting on a project or retainer basis.