ARI Announces New Executive Appointments
MT. LAUREL, NJ (November 27, 2013): ARI®, a leading global fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, is pleased to announce three new executive appointments: Chris Conroy has been named Executive Vice President, Global Operations; Bob White has been named Executive Vice President, Fleet Management; and Steve Haindl has been named Executive Vice President, Technology and Innovation. All three individuals will also join a newly created Executive Committee that will oversee the ongoing development and execution of the company’s strategic plan.
Conroy – who was serving as ARI’s managing director of global operations and executive vice president and COO of ARI Canada prior to this new role – will now oversee all of ARI’s global operations, including ARI Canada, ARI’s European operations, and the US Sales and Client Relations teams. Additionally, he will play a key role in helping to develop and cultivate global alliances and strategy. Conroy joined ARI’s Canadian operations in 1994 in the company’s client services area, and went on to take positions in ARI’s sales team both in Canada and the US. He returned to Canada in 2003 as director of sales and service. In 2005, he became the vice president and then senior vice president of ARI’s Canadian operations. Conroy has attended University of Ottawa, Queen’s University, and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
White will assume responsibilities for ARI’s fleet management team, which includes oversight of the North American supply chain team, ARI’s North American Fleet Management Services group, ARI’s six North American call centers and ARI’s global fleet management products and services group. Just prior to being appointed to his new role, White served as ARI’s senior vice president of Client and Fleet Services and has been a key contributor to the development of in-house technologies, processes and design that allow ARI to consistently and continually deliver superior customer service and client savings. In recent years he played an integral role as ARI opened new call centers in Grapevine and Houston, Texas. White joined ARI in 1989 and managed several different operational areas before being promoted to director of fleet services in 2001. He was subsequently promoted to vice president of operations in 2005 and advanced to senior vice president of fleet management services in 2011. He holds a BS in Business Administration and Management from Albright College.
Haindl – who served as a senior vice president and ARI’s CIO just prior to this new role – will be responsible for all areas of technology and innovation across ARI’s global operations, including information technology, product development, client information services, information security and governance. He will continue to be responsible for designing and executing the company’s IT strategy which provides the company’s clients with a competitive advantage. Haindl’s impact on the ARI IT organization has been profound. His experience and expertise have strengthened many areas of the company through new products, partnerships, and technologies. He also has been integral to ARI’s expansion in the UK and Europe. He joined ARI in 2008 as vice president of IT. He formerly served as senior vice president and chief technology officer at Commerce Bank. He is a graduate of Drexel University and holds an MBA in technology management from the University of Phoenix.