Northbrook, IL — Donlen, the fleet industry’s most customer centric and technically integrated provider of financing and fleet management solutions today named Tom Bessinger Vice President of Sales for the West Territory. Bessinger brings with him extensive experience with 20 years in sales leadership roles including 14 years in the fleet industry. His previous roles include VP of Sales – Territory Leader for Element Fleet Management, Director of Client Relations for Runzheimer International and Regional VP of Sales for GE Capital Fleet Services. Prior to joining the fleet industry, Bessinger spent 10 years at Federal Express in both sales and sales leadership positions.

“Tom’s deep expertise in fleet and his consultative approach will be terrific assets to our team and customers as we continue to innovate and expand our solutions to maximize the productivity and effectiveness of their fleet operations,” said Rachel Hands, SVP of Sales and Client Relations.

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Donlen is the industry’s most customer-centric and technically integrated provider of financing and fleet management solutions for corporate fleets. Utilizing a highly consultative and strategic approach, Donlen helps fleets reduce cost, improve efficiency, and increase driver safety and productivity. As a testament to Donlen’s excellent customer service, we received a 2016 Gold Stevie Award for Sales & Customer Service in the Customer Service Management Team of the Year category. Donlen’s consultation excellence has also been named to the IAOP Global Outsourcing 100® list for the tenth time. We maintain high-level customer satisfaction by focusing on employee satisfaction as well. In 2015, Donlen was named one of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® by the National Association for Business Resources. Donlen’s constantly evolving technology and innovative approach to fleet management earned us a 2016 Silver Stevie Award in the New Business Intelligence Solution – New Version category. We have earned spots on the 2015 InformationWeek Elite 100, and the 2013 and 2012 InformationWeek 500 List of Top Technology Innovators Across America. Founded in 1965 and headquartered in Northbrook, Ill., Donlen is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ). For more information about Donlen, visit