Jeff Alpert is Executive Vice President of Milestone Trailer Leasing LLC and became a stockholder and Secretary/Treasurer of Personal Attention Leasing in 2004. He has over 15 years experience in business development and operations in the transportation equipment leasing industry. Mr. Alpert has held various senior management positions in surface transportation equipment leasing and was Vice President of Surface Operations for PLM International Inc., a publicly held transportation equipment leasing and asset management company. Specializing in arranging operating leases for over the road and intermodal trailers, PLM Trailer Leasing owns and manages over $100 million in trailer assets. Mr. Alpert oversaw operations for the largest refrigerated trailer rental company in the U.S. with over 5,000 assets, 22 branch locations and 60 employees. Jeff is from the New York area and earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from University of Vermont in 1984 and his Masters of Business Administration from Thunderbird in 1987, majoring in Marketing and Finance.
Richard M. Crowley has been on the Board of Directors at Personal Attention Leasing since 2004. Prior to his appointment on the board he served as a consultant since 1998. Previously, Mr. Crowley served as President of TransAmerica’s Trailer Rental activities in the United States and Europe.
Stephen Ellison is stockholder and President of Personal Attention Leasing. He began his career in over-the-road transportation in 1981 with TransAmerica Trailer Leasing after working with the railroad for 7 years. In total he has 35 years experience in the transportation industry. In March of 1993, after the buyout of TransAmerica, Mr. Ellison started Personal Attention Leasing, Inc. For the past 15 years he has directed the day-to-day operations of the business including strategic growth from one branch in St. Louis to the current seven locations and fleet growth from 200 to over 5,000 trailers today. In addition he has managed the expansion of the core business, trailer rental and leasing, to include the management of asset portfolios. Mr. Ellison has spent much of his energy over the past 15 years into developing a trailer rental and leasing company that has the size to provide for its customers as well as the flexibility to meet the individual needs of the customers.
Bob Thull is President & CEO of Milestone Equipment Corporation and became majority stockholder and Vice-President at Personal Attention Leasing in 2004. He has over 29 years experience in transportation equipment leasing. Since 1981, Mr. Thull has held various senior management positions in surface transportation equipment leasing and was President and CEO of Greenbrier Capital Corporation, a publicly-held company that specializes in railcar manufacturing, leasing and asset management, intermodal and trailer leasing, and logistics. Greenbrier Capital is a highly efficient provider of operating leases of surface transportation equipment with annual lease revenues of $35 million. Specializing in intermodal trailer and container equipment, the company owned and managed over 16,000 units with an original cost of $200 million. Greenbrier Capital achieved rapid profit, return on equity, and market share growth and was the third largest domestic intermodal equipment lessor in the U.S. Mr. Thull has also held various market development and planning positions with Class 1 Railroads and was Group Manager for a department that contributed $800 million in sales annually. Bob is from Michigan and earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Michigan State University in 1973, majoring in Finance and Marketing.