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Summit Funding Adds EF Industry Veteran to Material Handling Division

August 01, 2018, 07:13 AM

Summit Funding Group is bolstering its material handling and construction industry services with the addition of Michael J. Fitzsimmons as General Manager of the firm’s Construction and Material Handling Division.

In his new role, industry veteran Fitzsimmons will oversee all operations and transactions in the firm’s Dallas office, said Richard L. Ross, President and CEO of Summit Funding Group.

“Summit has worked in the material handling and construction industries since our inception, cultivating deep expertise and close relationships,” Ross said. “As a proven leader with strong experience in sales, marketing, and asset management, Mr. Fitzsimmons understand the goals of our clients, making him well-positioned to continue our growth in this sector.”

Fitzsimmons joins Summit after more than 25 years in the equipment financing industry, most recently serving as the Director of Commercial and Retail Finance in the Construction Division of Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing. His experience also includes 20 years with GE Capital, where he held roles including Vice President – Marketing, Vice President – Western Region and Vice President – Regional Sales Manager.

“Throughout my career I have worked extensively in nearly all aspects of equipment finance and sales, weathering many cycles with my clients,” Fitzsimmons said. “Joining such a reputable firm with a deep dedication to its Clients was a clear choice for me. I look forward to supporting Summit’s continued growth in material handling and construction finance offerings.”

Throughout his career Fitzsimmons has worked with several industries, including construction, material handling, medical, commercial marine, office technology, machine tools, agriculture and forestry.

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