AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 19, 2015 /CNW/ -- car2go N.A. LLC, the market leader for one-way carsharing in North America, announced today the appointments of Daniel Florence as Chief Operating Officer and Amber Quist as Chief Marketing Officer. Both Florence and Quist will report to car2go North America's President and CEO, Paul DeLong.
"Daniel and Amber have built an impressive track record of strategic brand and operational accomplishments that will be a valuable asset as we accelerate our growth as the North American market leader for one-way carsharing," said DeLong. "Danny, Amber, and our entire Leadership Team share a passion for car2go, which is reflective of our culture. I look forward to working with this team to continue delivering an outstanding car2go experience for our members across the U.S. and Canada."
As Chief of Operations, Florence will lead the company's operating business across the U.S. and Canada, as well as business development opportunities, and new product development and integration.
Prior to joining car2go, Florence had served as Vice President of Florida Airport Operations at Hertz in Fort Lauderdale, Florida since 2014, overseeing Florida Airport Zone operations. A seasoned executive in the rental business, Florence previously held various operational leadership roles at Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group for nineteen years. He received a certificate in Executive Management from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and earned both his MBA and Bachelor of Science in Business Management at the University of Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona.
"car2go's growth strategy has never been more compelling," said Florence. "It is a privilege to step into this role, and I look forward to working closely with DeLong and the talented Leadership Team to propel the company to its next phase of operational excellence."
As Chief Marketing Officer, Quist will provide strategic leadership for all aspects of integrated marketing and brand building for car2go in North America, including brand management, member experience, and consumer insights.
Quist was recently Vice President of Brand Marketing and Communications at Spredfast, an enterprise social media marketing platform in Austin, TX, where she was responsible for leading the strategy and execution of brand development, company positioning, integrated campaigns, and corporate communications. Prior to this role, she served in various marketing leadership roles at Mass Relevance, Bazaarvoice, and Nike, Inc. A Texas native, Quist received both her Master's in Advertising and Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from the University of Texas in Austin, Texas.
"I've learned in my career, great brands are inventing new categories and adding purpose to the consumer experience. car2go is doing just that," said Quist. "Naturally, I am excited to join this great team and continue to build this brand and deliver innovative mobility solutions to our members."
car2go has more than 500,000 members across the U.S. and Canada with access to over 7,000 vehicles. car2go's global operation is the largest, fastest-growing carsharing program in the world with more than 1,000,000 registered members with access to 13,500 car2go edition smart fortwo and Mercedes four-door B-Class vehicles within 30 locations across the globe.
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About car2go N.A. LLC
car2go N.A., LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler North America Corporation, offers an innovative mobility solution in rapidly growing urban areas via a carsharing network of eco-friendly smart fortwo vehicles around the world. A flexible and "on demand" mode of transportation, car2go complements existing public transportation by bridging the gaps between the "first and last mile" of a member's commute. Today, car2go's global operation is the largest, fastest-growing carsharing program in the world with more than 1,000,000 registered members in 30 locations across the globe.
The innovation and environmental sustainability of car2go have earned international acclaim, including TripAdvisor's 2015 "Travelers' Choice" award, "Best Carshare" from the Vancouver Courier, "2015 Best CarSharing Service" from Best of D.C., "2014 Best CarSharing App" from Best of D.C., recognition from the Austin Chamber of Commerce with the "Greater Austin Business Award" for its positive impact on the city's traffic, and the prestigious "2010 EPA Clean Air Excellence Award" from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Further information on car2go is available at car2go.com and media.daimler.com/ms/car2go/e.
Daimler AG is one of the world's most successful automotive companies. With its divisions Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses and Daimler Financial Services, the Daimler Group is one of the biggest producers of premium cars and the world's biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles with a global reach. Daimler Financial Services provides financing, leasing, fleet management, insurance, banking services and innovative mobility services. The company's founders, Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz, made history with the invention of the automobile in the year 1886. As a pioneer of automotive engineering, Daimler continues to shape the future of mobility today: The Group's focus is on innovative and green technologies as well as on safe and superior automobiles that appeal to and fascinate its customers. For many years now, Daimler has been investing continually in the development of alternative drive systems with the goal of making emission-free driving possible in the long term. So in addition to vehicles with hybrid drive, Daimler now has the broadest range of locally emission-free electric vehicles powered by batteries and fuel cells. This is just one example of how Daimler willingly accepts the challenge of meeting its responsibility towards society and the environment. Daimler sells its vehicles and services in nearly all the countries of the world and has production facilities on five continents. Its current brand portfolio includes, in addition to the world's most valuable premium automotive brand, Mercedes-Benz, the brands smart, Freightliner, Western Star, BharatBenz, Fuso, Setra, Thomas Built Buses, moovel, and car2go. The company is listed on the stock exchanges of Frankfurt and Stuttgart (stock exchange symbol DAI). In 2014, Daimler sold 2.5 million vehicles and employed a workforce of 279,972 people; revenue totaled €129.9 billion and EBIT amounted to €10.8 billion.
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SOURCE car2go N.A. LLC
For further information: Adrianne Wright, car2go N.A. LLC (Austin, Texas), (512) 428-6233, Adrianne.Wright@daimler.com, https://www.car2go.com