Suzanne Deveney 
VP of Marketing 

NORTHBROOK, IL  — Donlen, North America’s fastest growing fleet leasing and management company, today announced their strategic partnership with Masterlease, one of Mexico’s premier vehicle financing and fleet management companies. Key executives from Masterlease visited Donlen last week at their company headquarters in Northbrook, IL, for intense three-day strategy sessions with Donlen management.
Masterlease, with locations in Monterrey, Mexico City, and Guadalajara, began operations in 2002 and currently has more than 20,000 vehicles on lease. Masterlease is owned by Grupo Financiero BanRegio whose total assets are $3.7 Billion US. With this partnership, Donlen further expands its international footprint to provide best-in-class service to clients with Mexico operations.

(L to R) Adrián Estrella Cantú, Masterlease; Bill Graham, Donlen; Jesús Dillon, Masterlease; Tom Callahan, Donlen; Leonel Santos Gutiérrez, Masterlease.

“It was important that Donlen find a partner in Mexico that would provide a similar level of services that our clients are accustomed to,” said Tom Callahan, Donlen President and Chief Operating Officer. “Masterlease provided synergies to Donlen’s philosophy of superior client service and world class products that made them the right partner. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship.”

Rita Schweibinz, Corporate Sourcing Manager of PolyOne, had this to say: “As we strategically align PolyOne to become a global company, we rely on opportunities from our current suppliers to help us leverage our purchases, reduce our cost, and improve our customer service. As part of our globalization through partnership with Donlen, PolyOne was able to connect with Masterlease in Mexico to finance nine vehicles for our sales team. Masterlease met our expectation and they are providing us the service level we expect and the local support we require.”

“Donlen is the top market leader in the U.S. fleet management industry. They have a great executive team, focus on customer needs, and are ahead of the market through consistent technology innovation,” said Jesús Dillon, Managing Director, Masterlease. “The partnership with Donlen is an important step for us to become an international player. We are going to be able to share best practices and new ideas among our companies and this will have a direct impact in the services and products that we are offering to our customers. It will be an honor to represent Donlen in Mexico and we will do our best to provide the best service and fleet management support to Donlen customers in Mexico.”

Through similar partnerships, Donlen also provides international services in the UK and Europe with Lex AutoLease, and in Canada with TransportAction.

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About Donlen 
Donlen, with headquarters in Northbrook, IL, offices nationwide, and strategic global partnerships, is a leading provider of innovative fleet management programs. Since 1965, Donlen has offered its clients highly personalized and responsive customer service. Donlen has been recognized as one of Crain’s Chicago Business “List of 20 Best Places to Work in Chicago” for 2009 and 2010, National Association for Business Resources “101 Best and Brightest Places to Work For in Chicago” in 2007-2010, a “Top 100 Global Outsourcing Leader” by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) each year from 2006-2009, and a Stevie Award Finalist as “Most Innovative Company” in 2010. For more information about Donlen visit

About PolyOne
PolyOne Corporation, with 2009 annual revenues of $2.1 billion, is a premier provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions. Headquartered outside of Cleveland, Ohio USA, PolyOne has operations around the world. For additional information on PolyOne, visit