October 20, 2014 9:24 AM ET

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Company Overview of Wheels, Inc.

Company Overview

Wheels, Inc. provides vehicle fleet leasing management services to organizations in North and South America, Europe, and internationally. It offers fuel and vehicle inventory management, fleet office support, accident management, vehicle acquisition, fleet administration, vehicles maintenance management, regulatory, and vehicle remarketing services; driver safety programs; and truck engineering services to cargo vans and aerial devices. The company also provides online expense management tools, including cost projection and expense variance that provide comprehensive analysis and solutions to fleet management issues; FleetView, an online fleet management tool; DriverView, an online tool for ...

666 Garland Place

Des Plaines, IL 60016

United States

Founded in 1939





Key Executives for Wheels, Inc.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Age: 57
Chief Executive Officer of Fleet Logistics International
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Wheels, Inc. Key Developments

Wheels, Inc. Promotes Dan Frank to President

Wheels, Inc. has promoted Dan Frank to president. In his new role, Frank is in charge of virtually all of Wheels' business units. He continues to report to his father, Jim Frank, who previously served as Wheels' president, and remains the company's CEO and chairman of the board. Dan has held various cross-functional executive leadership positions throughout his 16-year tenure at Wheels. He most recently served as president of the Wheels Services business. He is also a member of Wheels' board of directors, president of the company's Canadian arm (Wheels Leasing Canada Ltd.) and chairman of Ixe Fleet, Wheels' joint venture in Mexico.

Wheels, Inc. Appoints John Higginson as Chief Technology Officer

Wheels, Inc. has appointed John Higginson as chief technology officer. With more than 23 years of eCommerce experience, Higginson has the ultimate responsibility for developing and managing Wheels' client-facing applications, systems infrastructure and security, telecommunications, internal networks, and business continuance functions. Higginson spent the last seven years at FTD Companies, Inc., and served as the organization's CTO from 2010-2013. Prior to FTD, Higginson spent 14 years at Applied Systems, Inc., where he ultimately rose to the role of Executive vice president of Technology. During his time at Applied Systems, he helped build the company from an early 1990s startup into the large independent software business in the property and casualty insurance industry. Higginson oversaw a number of major technology releases at Applied Systems, including a pioneering enterprise-scale software package for agents and brokers, as well as the industry's first real-time rating and policy submission solution.

Wheels, Inc. Announces Executive Appointments

Wheels, Inc. promoted Norman Din to vice president of sales while moving Laura Jozwiak to vice president and Art Failla to assistant vice president of client relations. Mr. Din assumes control of a business development organization at Wheels that promotes a client-focused, problem-solving approach to delivering value and winning new business. Mr. Din joined the company in 2004, and had previously served as Wheels' VP of Client Relations, a position that now belongs to Ms. Jozwiak. In her new role, Ms. Jozwiak oversees Wheels' Account Management, Client Relations and Account Transition teams, which provide strategic guidance and analytic resources to assist Wheels' customers in making informed decisions that improve the performance of their fleets. Ms. Jozwiak joined Wheels in 2002 as an Account Manager, and most recently served as a Senior Director of Client Relations. Mr. Failla, also a former Senior Client Relations Director, will report to and work with Ms. Jozwiak in providing strategic and analytical support for Wheels' customer fleets.

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