News Release

NationaLease Recognizes 2010 Masters Club Award Winners

March, 01 2011, Downers Grove, IL – NationaLease, one of the largest full service truck leasing organizations in North America, announces the winners of its 2010 Masters Club Award, a recognition that acknowledges sales excellence among local account managers in the NationaLease system during 2010.

The prestigious award is based on a competitive point system with credits awarded for each piece of equipment that a salesperson signs the previous year. Both Platinum and Gold award recipients were honored during an annual gathering of Masters Club Award winners held in February at the Moon Palace in Cancun, Mexico.

“All but four of our Platinum Award recipients this year are repeat winners, which is especially noteworthy considering the current economic environment,” said Gene Scoggins, President of NationaLease. “We even have two salespeople who have been winners for eight years in a row. With the challenges they face, it shows the high level of value and service NationaLease can deliver. We’re proud of their achievement.”

NationaLease Masters Club Award winners in the Platinum Level:
Don Baldacci, Old Dominion Truck Leasing, a NationaLease Member, Richmond, VA*
Mike Bragg, Hogan Motor Leasing, a NationaLease Member, St. Louis, MO***
Brian Butterfield, Fox & James NationaLease, Latrobe, PA
Valerie Clark, Aim NationaLease, Girard, OH
Terry Green, Salem NationaLease, Winston-Salem, NC*
Jay Hagerty, NationaLease**
Charlie Hile, Koch NationaLease, St. Paul, MN*
Steve Iskander, Aim NationaLease, Girard, OH
Mark Quick, Brown NationaLease, Des Moines, IA*****
Jason Ross, Salem NationaLease, Winston-Salem, NC**
Fred Schmidt, Southeastern NationaLease, Charlotte, NC****
Matt Svancara, Aim NationaLease, Girard, OH****
Ray Swesey, Brown NationaLease, Des Moines, IA*****
Chad Thorton, FirstLease, Inc., a NationaLease Member, Norcross, GA*
Steve Vanden Heuvel, Valley Truck Leasing, a NationaLease Member, Appleton, WI
Gerald Yeomans, NationaLease***

NationaLease Masters Club Award winners in the Gold Level:
Cheri Airoldi, Airoldi Brothers, a NationaLease Member, Milwaukee, WI
Rick Baker, NationaLease*
Russ Edwards, Salem NationaLease, Winston-Salem, NC
Evan Keefer, Kris-Way Truck Leasing, S. Portland, ME
Christina Lanfranca, Success NationaLease, Kansas City, KS
Greg Marks, Conway Beam NationaLease, Horseheads, NY***
Marc Schmidt, Conway Beam NationaLease, Syracuse, NY
Andrew Sommer, Public Service Truck Renting, a NationaLease Member, Long Island City, NY

* Winner for 2nd consecutive year.
** Winner for 3rd consecutive year.
*** Winner for 4th consecutive year.
**** Winner for 6th consecutive year.
***** Winner for 8th consecutive year.

About NationaLease
Founded in 1944, NationaLease is one of the largest full service truck leasing organizations in North America, with over 900 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada and a combined customer fleet of over 155,000 tractors, trucks, and trailers. The company provides comprehensive fleet management services for private fleets and transportation service providers. More information can be found at