Greg Buckland, former ThyssenKrupp executive, appointed to lead information technology at LeasePlan USA.

Matt Patterson has been appointed to lead the legal and human resources functions for the company.

LeasePlan USA is pleased to announce the appointment of Greg Buckland to the position of chief information officer (CIO). As CIO, Buckland will manage all aspects of LeasePlan USA's information technology (IT) functions and ensure delivery of all IT services to support the business requirements of internal users and customers. In addition to overseeing technology activities in the United States, Buckland will lead additional regions, including Brazil, Canada, India and Mexico.

"As we look to the future of fleet management, we can expect a dramatic shift to digital," said Buckland. "The industry is experiencing change and moving increasingly toward data integration and mobility as a whole. I have the opportunity in this role to lead the charge into this exciting new age of mobility."

"As LeasePlan prepares to deliver What's Next to its customers through an 'Any Car, Anytime, Anywhere' service, it was necessary to select an individual with a wealth of experience – from IT strategy planning and transformation, to data warehousing, programming and artificial intelligence," said Jeff Schlesinger, president and CEO of LeasePlan USA.

LeasePlan USA also recently appointed Matt Patterson to the position of senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. In this role, Patterson will be responsible for both the legal and human resources functions of the organization, as well as secretarial functions for the LeasePlan USA Board of Directors.

"Matt is yet another key addition to our leadership team," said Schlesinger. "We are constantly evaluating new opportunities within the business and know that Matt will be able to provide valuable insight and guidance throughout the process."

"I am thrilled to join the leadership team to drive the strategic legal direction and human resource initiatives for LeasePlan USA," said Patterson. "The passion for growth and innovation is creating an energizing culture that I'm excited to be a part of."

Patterson joins LeasePlan from Consolidated Container Company, a leading plastic packaging and recycled resins manufacturer, where he served as vice president and deputy general counsel. His prior experience includes an executive position with Airserv Corporation and an associate position with the law firm of King & Spalding.


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