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News   August 23, 2004   by Auto Service World

Dollar Thrifty Announces Canadian, International Management Changes


Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. has announced that Executive Vice President Yves Boyer has shifted responsibilities from heading up the company’s Canadian operations to leadership of its International division. He replaces Peter Guptill who retired after over 10 years of service at Dollar Thrifty. Boyer has been with the company since 1996, and will report to Scott Anderson, Senior Executive Vice President – Global Marketing and Franchise Operations. The Canadian management team will now report directly to Jay Foley, Senior Executive Vice President – Corporate Operations.
“We are extremely pleased that Yves will be leading our international operation,” Gary L. Paxton, President and Chief Executive Officer, said. “Yves’ extensive experience and expertise make him the perfect person to continue growing both of our car rental brands on a global scale. We’re confident that by taking on this significant responsibility, Yves will build on the strong momentum in our International operations, strengthen relationships with major international tour accounts and take the company to the next level.”
Boyer has more than 25 years experience in the automotive industry, previously serving as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Nissan Canada Inc. before joining Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group. He has a solid track record of championing constructive change and building on the customer-driven culture of the company and has been a hands-on leader in the areas of fleet, operations, franchising, finance, sales and marketing.
Jay Foley will oversee the company’s Canadian operations. Reporting directly to Foley will be executives responsible for all aspects of the company’s Canadian operations including finance, corporate and franchise operations, sales and marketing and administration. Foley is also responsible for all of Dollar Thrifty’s U.S. corporate locations.
“We have a very strong management team in Canada and I am confident they will not miss a beat in guiding our growth and progress as we continue to move forward," Paxton said. “Jay will be focused on exploring opportunities for both growth and for achieving operational efficiencies that may be available by leveraging off our U.S. operations.”
Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Company’s brands, Dollar Rent A Car and Thrifty Car Rental, serve travelers in approximately 70 countries. Dollar and Thrifty have approximately 800 corporate and franchised locations in the United States and Canada, and they have operations at most major airports. The Company’s more than 8,000 employees are located mainly in North America, but global service capabilities exist through an ever expanding franchise network.


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