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Huntington Equipment Finance Expands Leadership Team

May 15, 2014, 07:00 AM

Huntington Bank has appointed 30-year banking veteran Dan Fluharty SVP, Managing Director specialized equipment finance. Reporting to Huntington Equipment Finance President Michael DiCecco, Fluharty will oversee Huntington’s fast-growing business aviation and rail financing businesses and future specialized finance capabilities supporting major industries nationally and those concentrated within Huntington’s six-state Midwest footprint.
“Dan brings significant depth and capability to our leadership team with broad industry experience in credit, operations and sales and has extensive background in specific industries including, capital markets, rail, business aviation, municipal, healthcare financing, marine and real estate” said DiCecco. “He’ll play a key role in building out our long-term strategic plan and continue our growth and development regionally and nationally across specialized industries.”
Huntington currently ranks as the nation’s 16th largest bank-based equipment leasing and financing company by net assets. The $2.5 billion business began strategically growing its business aviation and rail financing capabilities in 2010. Fluharty will target significant growth for these businesses and expansion of group’s capabilities over the next 12 to 18 months.
Fluharty joins Huntington from AIG Commercial Asset Finance where he spent 10 years managing the company’s national public and healthcare finance businesses, the real property finance group and leading the company’s international financing division. Previously, he led the public finance business division at Transamerica Equipment Finance and served as a senior credit manager at Transamerica and ITT Capital Finance Corporation.
“Huntington offers a powerful alignment of capabilities across its enterprise, with a deep focus on building lasting customer relationships,” said Fluharty. “Our continued growth and development is well-served in environment that relentlessly looks out for customers with a holistic view and comprehensive suite of solutions.”
Fluharty holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Kent State University and will be relocating to Ohio.

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