LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. – May 27, 2021 – Transervice Logistics Inc., a leading provider of customized fleet maintenance and transportation solutions, has announced changes to its executive leadership team following the retirements of company President Dennis Schneider and Executive Vice President Joseph Evangelist.
Gregg Nierenberg has been named Chief Executive Officer and President of Transervice Logistics Inc. A seasoned executive and entrepreneur, he has held leadership roles in multiple Fortune 500 global public companies. Nierenberg was most recently Senior Vice President of Fleet Services with Avis Budget Group overseeing a fleet of 400,000+ cars and commercial trucks across 100+ maintenance facilities. Prior to Avis Budget Group, Nierenberg served as part of Hertz Global Holdings’ Senior Management Team with roles as Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Global Fleet for Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation (HERC Equipment Rental). Prior to HERC, Nierenberg spent 14 years in various roles at Ryder System, Inc. with his last responsibility at Ryder leading the Asset Management and Used Vehicle Sales functions. Nierenberg began his career as a Certified Public Accountant with Arthur Anderson, LLP. He holds a M.B.A., a Master of Accounting and a Bachelor of Accounting and Equivalency in Finance from the University of Florida in Gainesville. He currently resides in Ramsey, NJ.
“I am honored to join the Transervice team as CEO and build on the Company’s 50+ years of proven success supporting our customers and employees,” said Nierenberg. “I want to thank both Dennis Schneider and Joseph Evangelist for their dedication and leadership at Transervice and recognize Dennis’ achievements during his nearly 50-year career here. I look forward to continuing to grow the company while maintaining the strong culture that has been developed over the last half-century.”
Gino Fontana, CTP, has been promoted to Chief Operations Officer and Executive Vice President. Formerly Vice President Operations for Transervice Logistics’ Berkeley Division and Puerto Rico operations and before that, Director of Business Development, Midwest. Fontana has over 25 years of progressive leadership, operations and sales responsibilities in fleet leasing and trucking. Prior to his 10 years of service with Transervice, he began his career in transportation with Wheels, Inc. where he was Senior Director of Purchasing Operations, Truck Engineering, Vendor Management, and Manufacturer Relations. Fontana holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Development from DePaul University in Chicago. He currently resides in Barrington, IL.
Dennis Schneider joined Transervice Lease Corp. in 1972 as an entry-level employee after serving three years as a teacher in the NYC Board of Education. He eventually acquired the company in 1985 in the role of Executive Vice President with partner Ed Flannigan. He has served as President of Transervice since 2011, actively engaged with the company’s contract maintenance, full-service leasing and dedicated contract carriage customers and in negotiating Collective Bargaining Agreements with the various unions working at Transervice locations across North America.
Joseph N. Evangelist joined the company in 2007 as Executive Vice President with responsibility for sales, operations, staff, and account management. A seasoned transportation executive with domestic and international experience, he was formerly President of LLT International, Inc. — a transportation consulting firm with operations in the US and the Far East — and served as President/CEO of Lend Lease Trucks, Inc., and Vice President/General Manager of The Hertz Corporation – Trucks Division.
Transervice Logistics Inc., headquartered in Lake Success, NY, provides customized fleet maintenance and transportation solutions including logistics, dedicated contract carriage, fleet leasing, contract maintenance, and material handling equipment leasing and maintenance. It maintains more than 124 regional and local facilities across North America and manages over 24,500 pieces of equipment. www.transervice.com