LeasePlan USA Promotes Edwards to Vice President Role
27-Year Industry Veteran to Spearhead Manufacturer Relations
LeasePlan USA, a high-touch service provider of vehicle leasing and fleet management solutions, has appointed Carolyn Edwards to the position of vice president, manufacturer relations and business solutions.
In this newly created client relations sales role, Edwards will be
responsible for providing unique solutions to LeasePlan’s manufacturer
partners by demonstrating a strategic focus, providing analytics and
offering a consultative approach. She will also be tasked with retaining
and growing LeasePlan’s manufacturer relations programs through increased
service penetration, greater dealership participation and adding
“Carolyn brings a distinctive set of skills to this position. During her
four years as director of operations, vehicle acquisition, she successfully
forged strong relationships with our manufacturer partners that make her a
perfect fit for this new role,” said Bryan Steele, senior vice president,
In her 20 years at LeasePlan, Edwards has served in a wide variety of
critical positions, allowing her to gain knowledge in multiple key aspects
of the business. In her most recent role as director of operations, vehicle
acquisition, she managed the factory ordering, upfitting, stock and
manufacturer receivable groups at LeasePlan. She also managed the
relationship between LeasePlan and the automobile manufacturers, upfit
suppliers and national dealership franchises. She has been an integral part
of enhancing the Vehicle Acquisition department systems by regularly
sharing her expertise. Prior to that, she was a director in client services
in which she oversaw the account managers of all strategic accounts and
served as a key contact for clients.
Edwards’ 27 years of experience in the industry also includes working on
the dealership side of the business where she served as a customer service
manager and service manager. This experience gives her valuable insight
into the manufacturer side of the business.
Edwards is a founding member of industry organization, Women in Fleet
Management (WIFM), a group that brings together “like minded” people in the
industry and serves as a resource for female leaders in fleet positions.
She is also a member of NAFA Fleet Management Association, Automotive Fleet
and Leasing Association (AFLA) and the Women’s Leadership Council.
“She consistently demonstrates our values – Passion, Expertise, Respect and
Commitment – by her unwavering dedication to serve our organization, our
clients and now our manufacturer partners whenever and however needed,”
LeasePlan is the world’s leading provider of fleet and vehicle management
solutions with 1.3 million vehicles managed worldwide. Operating out of 30
countries around the globe, the company has a passion for exceptional
customer service. LeasePlan prides itself on delivering high-touch service
and innovative products that offer total cost reduction for corporate and
government fleets. With nearly 50 years of fleet experience, LeasePlan’s
experts find ways to get the most out of clients’ vehicles, budget and
time. Find out why LeasePlan clients agree that it’s easier to leaseplan.
Visit www.us.leaseplan.com for more information.