Holman Enterprises Names Chris Conroy President and COO


MOUNT LAUREL, NJ (October 5, 2020) – Today, Holman Enterprises, a global automotive services organization, announced a series of executive appointments that will support the organization’s continued evolution and further align the company’s unrivaled automotive core competencies. Chris Conroy has been named President and Chief Operating Officer of Holman Enterprises and will be supported by a team of executive leaders from across the business.

During his 25 year career with the organization, Conroy has held a number of progressive leadership positions including President of ARI, and most recently serving as President and CEO of Holman Business Services. In his new role, Conroy will be responsible for leading all Holman Enterprises’ operating companies in delivering innovative, technology-driven automotive solutions to commercial and consumer segments around the globe.

“Chris’ exceptional leadership skills and remarkable ability to foster an environment of seamless collaboration have been invaluable to our business, helping to drive a period of unprecedented success for the entire organization,” said Carl Ortell, CEO, Holman Enterprises. “With Chris at the helm of this impressive leadership team, Holman Enterprises is well-positioned to serve both our business and consumer clients with holistic automotive services that address their challenges and position them for future success.”

Under Conroy’s guidance, Holman Enterprises will align its executive leadership structure to strengthen and evolve the company’s truly unique collection of automotive services and expertise to further support its strategic vision for sustained growth.

Brian Bates will continue to lead the organization’s retail division, Holman Automotive, one of the largest privately owned dealership groups in the U.S. with 40 dealership franchises representing 20 brands from the East Coast to the Pacific Northwest.

Company veteran Bob White has been promoted to President, Fleet & Mobility, and will continue to lead ARI, Holman Enterprises’ industry-leading fleet management division, and will now also be responsible for Holman Insurance Services, the organization’s commercial and consumer insurance division.

Pete Dondlinger has been promoted to President, Manufacturing & Distribution, and will oversee Auto Truck Group and Kargo Master, Holman Enterprises’ work truck upfitting and manufacturing businesses, as well as Holman Parts Distribution, the organization’s national distributor of OEM powertrain solutions and logistics provider, looking to maximize the natural synergies between these businesses.

“One of Holman’s key differentiators is the ability to apply our knowledge of automotive best practices, innovative technologies, and thoughtful customer experiences across both B2B and B2C markets,” said Conroy. “Brian, Bob, and Pete’s profound understanding of our industry, our customers’ needs, and how we can help support their goals will fuel our organization’s success today and for years to come.”

For additional information about Holman Enterprises, please visit HolmanEnterprises.com.