Element names Gittens Canadian president

SPARKS, MD – Element Fleet Management has named Chris Gittens as president of Canadian operations in a role that will have him reporting to Kristi Webb, president and Chief Executive Officer of Element Fleet Management North America.


Gittens joined the fleet management consultants in 2013 as Chief Commercial Officer for Canada. He has worked closely with most of the company’s largest accounts across North America, and has been key to delivering a common approach to customers, the company says.


“Element has a strong history and bright future in Canada,” Gittens said. “My focus will be on ensuring operational excellence in everything we do, so that our customers in Canada can take advantage of new services and data-driven insights to improve their fleets.”


Gittens succeeds Sebastien Blondin, who switches to a strategic business development role with the Element Fleet Management corporate team, focused on exploring new growth opportunities in adjacent markets.

John G. Smith is the editorial director of Newcom Media's trucking and supply chain publications -- including Today's Trucking, trucknews.com, TruckTech, Transport Routier, Inside Logistics, Solid Waste & Recycling, and Road Today. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.

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