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Upton Joins AmeriQuest as VP of Financial Services

May 05, 2016, 07:04 AM

AmeriQuest Business Services announced that Robert (Bob) Upton has joined the organization as Vice President of Financial Services within AmeriQuest Transportation Services.

In this role, Bob will work with our member and prospective member fleets in evaluating their historical maintenance costs, asset specifications, interest and tax rates, utilization, fuel economy, and acquisition costs, to determine their optimum asset lifecycles, and the most cost effective fleet financing program. He will be overseeing the Great Lakes area, which includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee.

“We are very fortunate to have a person of Bob’s caliber and experience joining our growing team,” said Patrick Gaskins, Senior Vice President of Financial Services. “The Great Lakes region is a critical area for our suite of asset management programs, and financial services offerings, for companies that have established truck fleets.”

Prior to joining AmeriQuest, Bob spent 21 years with Enterprise Holdings, in both their Southern California and Chicago Operations. He held numerous positions, including Group Remarketing Sales Manager, Regional Remarketing Manager (Fleet and Sales), Area Sales Manager, Corporate Account Manager, and Branch Manager. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of San Diego and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Notre Dame.

AmeriQuest is a technology-enabled provider of financial process automation, procurement, and asset management solutions. AmeriQuest enables companies to simplify and streamline their complex business processes through a combination of technology, expertise, and process efficiencies, and gives them the operational leverage they need to grow their business.

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