Element appoints team members to key leadership roles

SPARKS, Md. - 

On Monday, Element Fleet Management Corp. announced several recent changes to its North American senior leadership team.

They include the retirement of Tom Keilty, who served the company for over 20 years, along with new and expanded leadership roles in operations, fleet partnership solutions and strategic consulting.

“These are skilled leaders who are focused on our customers and advancing the customer experience. This is an important time in Element’s journey and I am extremely pleased with each of these appointments,” Element North America president and chief executive officer Kristi Webb said in a news release.

“First, I want to thank Tom Keilty for his many contributions to our business. Tom has played an invaluable role in bringing together our operations teams, and providing his expertise, guidance and customer focus to the Element leadership team.”

Filling Keilty’s former senior vice president of operations role is Ken Johnson, who most recently led Element’s fleet partnership solution.

Johnson brings in-depth knowledge and understanding in the areas of Six Sigma, sales and the customer experience to the operations team, according to Element.

Chosen to take on Johnson’s former role as leader of fleet partnership solutions is Joe Cuccia.

Element said Cuccia has been vital to its operations and will bring his extensive operations knowledge and finance background to the company’s fleet management team.

Meanwhile, the fleet-management company named Mary Sticha senior vice president of operational excellence. She most recently served as senior vice president of integration.

As the company shifts from integration to innovation, Element said in her new role; Sticha will continue to assist customers and the company’s team by sharing her comprehensive understanding of fleet management.

Additionally, Tom Peterson, managing director of the Midwest region, will now lead Element’s strategic consulting team in conjunction with the responsibilities of his current role.

Element said Peterson’s sales and account leadership will strengthen the company's strategic consulting team.

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