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February 10, 2016 6:30 AM ET

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Company Overview of Wheels, Inc.

Company Overview

Wheels, Inc. operates as an automotive fleet leasing and management company for Fortune 500 businesses worldwide. Its programs and services include vehicle optimization, regulatory and compliance, trucks, fleet support services, and driver support services. The company serves sales fleets, such as inventory management, personal use tax reporting, toll management, violation management, maintenance, fuel, accident management and safety, and online vehicle resale programs; and service fleets, including fuel services, maintenance services, and repairs. The company was incorporated in 1939 and is based in Des Plaines, Illinois. Wheels, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Frank Consolidated Enterpris...

666 Garland Place

Des Plaines, IL 60016

United States

Founded in 1939





Key Executives for Wheels, Inc.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer and Vice President
Chief Operating Officer
Age: 58
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Wheels, Inc. Key Developments

Wheels, Inc. Promotes Dan Frank to President

Wheels, Inc. has promoted Dan Frank to president. In his new role, Frank is in charge of virtually all of Wheels' business units. He continues to report to his father, Jim Frank, who previously served as Wheels' president, and remains the company's CEO and chairman of the board. Dan has held various cross-functional executive leadership positions throughout his 16-year tenure at Wheels. He most recently served as president of the Wheels Services business. He is also a member of Wheels' board of directors, president of the company's Canadian arm (Wheels Leasing Canada Ltd.) and chairman of Ixe Fleet, Wheels' joint venture in Mexico.

Wheels, Inc. Appoints John Higginson as Chief Technology Officer

Wheels, Inc. has appointed John Higginson as chief technology officer. With more than 23 years of eCommerce experience, Higginson has the ultimate responsibility for developing and managing Wheels' client-facing applications, systems infrastructure and security, telecommunications, internal networks, and business continuance functions. Higginson spent the last seven years at FTD Companies, Inc., and served as the organization's CTO from 2010-2013. Prior to FTD, Higginson spent 14 years at Applied Systems, Inc., where he ultimately rose to the role of Executive vice president of Technology. During his time at Applied Systems, he helped build the company from an early 1990s startup into the large independent software business in the property and casualty insurance industry. Higginson oversaw a number of major technology releases at Applied Systems, including a pioneering enterprise-scale software package for agents and brokers, as well as the industry's first real-time rating and policy submission solution.

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