NORTHBROOK, Ill., Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Donlen, North America's most innovative fleet leasing and management company, is pleased to announce that CEO Gary Rappeport has been inducted into the Fleet Hall of Fame, presented by Automotive Fleet magazine.
The Hall of Fame was instituted to recognize fleet industry leaders and pioneers who have contributed significantly to the commercial fleet management profession. Hall of Fame inductees are selected by peers in an online ballot, and were announced at the 2011 AFLA Conference in San Diego, Calif. on September 15.
"In our business, individual accomplishment is really the result of successful teamwork," commented Rappeport. "We work hard at Donlen to create an environment where our employees are engaged, empowered, and excited, which results in consistently meeting our customers' expectations. One of things I am most proud of is the culture we have created here and the significant role it plays in our growth and success. Looking toward the future, I am very excited to have the opportunity to take Donlen to the next level now that we are part of the Hertz family of companies."
Among his many accomplishments, Rappeport's focus on employee and customer satisfaction, corporate social responsibility, and environmental consciousness has put Donlen in the forefront of workplace excellence. Named Executive of the Year at the 2009 American Business Awards, Rappeport was honored for numerous achievements including Donlen's exponential growth during his tenure as CEO. Rappeport's focus extends beyond Donlen to the industry as a whole. In 2010, he was accepted as a member of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) for spearheading the industry-wide CGI Commitment to Action titled "Commercial Fleet 20-Percent GHG Emissions Reduction." In collaboration with the Environmental Defense Fund, Rappeport has committed significant Donlen resources over the next five years to help companies, vendors, and suppliers reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the fleet industry.
About Donlen Corporation
A wholly-owned subsidiary of The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ), Donlen (www.donlen.com), with headquarters in Northbrook, IL, is a global provider of fleet leasing and management solutions. Since 1965, Donlen has offered its clients highly personalized and responsive customer service. Donlen's workplace excellence has been recognized as one of Crain's Chicago Business "List of 20 Best Places to Work in Chicago" each year from 2009-2011, a Leader on "The Global Outsourcing 100®" list by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) for five of the last six years, a National Association for Business Resources "101 Best and Brightest Places to Work For in Chicago" each year from 2007-2011, the 2011 Stevie® Award Winner for "Corporate Environmental Responsibility Program of the Year," and a Stevie Award Finalist as "Most Innovative Company" and "Best Use of Technology in Customer Service" in 2010.
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