Stuart to Lead Connect by Hertz Global Car Sharing
Dec 1, 2009
PARK RIDGE, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 12/01/2009 -- Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (
The Company also announced that Griff Long, Senior Director, Global Car Sharing, who has overall responsibility for Connect operations in the United States, will assume operational responsibility for Connect's European operations as well, reporting to Mr. Stuart.
Mark P. Frissora, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commenting on Mr. Stuart's increased responsibilities, said, "We have successfully launched Connect by Hertz in three large target markets -- urban, university and corporate -- and the keys to future growth are a much larger membership base and turning Connect members into repeat customers. Under Bob Stuart's direction, we will be able to leverage the global sales team at Hertz to drive Connect's growth, increasing our already significant presence in the car sharing market, and enabling us to make customer demand based decisions about future car sharing investments."
Mr. Stuart joined Hertz in 2007 after seven years in senior sales and marketing management positions at General Electric and, prior to that, 13 years in sales management positions at The Halex Company and Philips Lighting Company.
Connect by Hertz, The Hertz Corporation's global car sharing club, has over 650 vehicles, 10,000 members and more than 300 locations worldwide, including corporate offices and universities. Connect by Hertz offers vehicles in the Personal, Social and Jet Set Collections; all are available for online reservation at competitive rates through the Connect, Connect 50 or Connect 125 programs. All cars are equipped with Eileo® technology, and benefits covered by the hourly rate include gas, insurance, GPS turn-by-turn navigation, 24/7 roadside assistance, 24-hour Member Care Center communication, and 180 free miles per day. For more information, see www.connectbyhertz.com.
The Hertz Corporation (www.hertz.com), a subsidiary of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (