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Midway Auto Group Hires Raul Orozco as Vice President of Remarketing

Executive appointment adds to the company’s Car Sales division

LOS ANGELES – Jan. 28, 2021 – Midway Auto Group, an automotive services company specializing in rental, leasing, sales, and supply, hires Raul Orozco as Vice President of Remarketing, adding to the company’s Car Sales division. Midway Car Sales, together with Midway Car Rental, the largest independently owned car rental company in Los Angeles, is part of the larger Hankey Group of companies. Orozco will report to Brett Lippel, President of Midway Auto Group.

“I’m thrilled our car sales division is growing with the added industry experience and expertise Raul brings,” said Lippel. “Car sales is an important part of our overall fleet management and I’m confident he will take our business to the next level.”

Orozco has more than 25 years of experience in the car rental industry with Enterprise Holdings. Most recently, in fiscal year 2020, he managed the remarketing sales team in Nevada where he earned The Exceptional Sales Management Award for the West Coast. Prior to that, Orozco spearheaded the Exotic Rental Division in Southern California leading it to become the largest exotic car operation in the country adding more than $9 million to the bottom line in 2018. Throughout his career, Orozco has assembled and managed several high-performing teams, consistently leading in sales growth and market penetration. He will be responsible for all remarketing efforts for Midway Auto Group, overseeing the rental fleet’s remarketing strategy, purchasing, analysis, and sales.

“I’m excited to join the Midway team and bring a heightened focus on fleet planning and true vehicle depreciation to increase the company’s profitability,” said Orozco. “Managing vehicle acquisition cost and using the right technology to effectively remarket the vehicles in the country’s best markets will be key to the success of this operation.”

About Midway Auto Group

Midway Auto Group offers a wide range of specialized vehicle transportation services, operating five distinct, yet connected businesses: rental, leasing, sales, fleet, and financing. The company serves both corporate and individual clients with customized high-value vehicle solutions. Midway Auto Group is a member of the Hankey Group of companies, which holds assets totaling more than $12 billion.

About Midway Car Rental

Midway Car Rental is the largest independently owned car rental company in Los Angeles. Since 1972, Midway has been serving the Southern California market with an emphasis on the greater Los Angeles area. Midway has developed an award-winning brand based on unparalleled service, a diverse fleet of cars, a personalized approach, and a passionate team.  For more information, please visit www.midwaycarrental.com.

Media Contact

Caroline Kim
Director, Midway Auto Group
[email protected]

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Meals on Wheels | Fall/Winter 2020

Midway Car Rental is a proud partner of Meals on Wheels of West Los Angeles. Every other week, our diverse group of volunteers – from branch employees to corporate executives – deliver meals to those who are unable to plan, shop or prepare meals for themselves due to illness, disability or advanced age in and around the Westwood area. At Midway, we are committed to serving our community and are so proud of our generous employees for donating their time and vehicles to help with this great organization.

 

 

Since 1976, Meals on Wheels of West Los Angeles, a non-profit, volunteer community service organization has been providing nutritious meals and friendship to individuals in need. With the help of their volunteers, they deliver more than 45,000 meals a year, five days a week. Volunteers help ease any loneliness or isolation a client may feel and serve as a critical link between the client and his/her family, loved ones and neighbors.

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Midway Auto Group Adds New Members to Executive Team

Appointments to Midway Car Rental – a division of Midway Auto Group – include Gary Kolodziej as Vice President of Sales & Marketing and Sean Perez as General Manager

LOS ANGELES – Oct. 13, 2020 – Midway Auto Group, an automotive services company specializing in rental, leasing, sales, and supply, adds two new members to the Midway Car Rental executive team, Gary Kolodziej as Vice President of Sales & Marketing and Sean Perez as General Manager. Midway Car Rental is a division of Midway Auto Group and is the largest independently owned car rental company in Los Angeles. Both roles report to Brett Lippel, President of Midway Auto Group.

“I’m thrilled that both Gary and Sean will be leading the growth and development of our car rental business,” said Lippel. “Their extensive experience in the industry and proven success in building dynamic teams sets us apart from our competition and I have every confidence they will help Midway reach new heights.”

Kolodziej joins Midway Car Rental after 26 years at Enterprise Rent-A-Car where he earned a track record of expansion across multiple markets and business segments. Most recently, he served as Fleet Strategist in one of the company’s largest and most competitive regions, southern California. Prior, he was the Regional Vice President in Houston where he grew the region by 30 percent. His many accomplishments include increasing net profits two-fold in four years and negotiating the company’s first multi-market agreement with Service King, becoming one of the larger multiple shop operators (MSO) in the country. Honors included Exceptional Achievement Awards in Remarketing, Business Management, and Daily Rental. Kolodziej will be responsible for managing and developing his sales team to support Midway Car Rental’s growth and expansion into new markets.

“I’m excited to be joining Midway Car Rental at such an important time in its growth,” said Kolodziej. “Undoubtedly, the pandemic has hit our industry hard, but I’m looking forward to the opportunity to create new business streams and foster even stronger relationships that will set us up for future success and expand our reach.”

Perez has more than 16 years of experience in the car rental business, tenaciously driving his teams to success. In his new role, he will be overseeing the growing number of Midway Car Rental branches, including operations, profit growth and staff development. Prior to joining Midway Car Rental, Perez managed a team of more than 300 employees at Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s Los Angeles International Airport location, the company’s largest and most profitable operation. He was directly accountable for revenue growth in excess of $75 million annually. Previously, he pioneered the company’s exotic car collection, expanding the footprint from six branches to 12 and driving increased revenue from $1.5 million to $7.8 million.

“I’ve always admired Midway’s focus on providing the best cars and the best service to its customers,” said Perez. “I’m excited for the opportunity to bring my unique experience and expertise to the table and take the already impressive teams to the next level.”

About Midway Auto Group

Midway Auto Group offers a wide range of specialized vehicle transportation services, operating five distinct, yet connected businesses: rental, leasing, sales, fleet and financing. The company serves both corporate and individual clients with customized high-value vehicle solutions. Midway Auto Group is a member of the Hankey Group of companies, which holds assets totaling more than $12 billion.

About Midway Car Rental

Midway Car Rental is the largest independently owned car rental company in Los Angeles. Since 1972, Midway has been serving the Southern California market with an emphasis on the greater Los Angeles area. Midway has developed an award-winning brand based on unparalleled service, a diverse fleet of cars, a personalized approach, and a passionate team.  For more information, please visit www.midwaycarrental.com.

Media Contact

Caroline Kim
Director, Midway Auto Group
[email protected]

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Midway Car Rental, Inc. Partners with HyreCar, Inc.

Partnership Increases Midway’s Fleet Utilization and Addresses Rising Demand for Vehicles on the HyreCar Platform

LOS ANGELES — HyreCar Inc., the carsharing marketplace for ridesharing, food, and package delivery services, today announced a partnership with Midway Car Rental, Inc. HyreCar’s innovative platform will increase utilization of Midway’s inventory to take advantage of growing opportunities in commercial vehicle rentals.

Midway Rental Car, Inc. is the largest privately held rental car agency in Los Angeles and a part of the Hankey Group, with eight rental locations in Southern California. The Hankey Group’s interests include automotive, financial, technology, insurance, and real-estate enterprises and holds over $9.5 billion in assets.

“We have seen substantial growth in interest from rental agencies that are considering HyreCar’s platform to increase fleet utilization,” said Joe Furnari, HyreCar Chief Executive Officer. “We believe that significant opportunities will continue for vehicle rentals from food and package delivery drivers. For HyreCar, this will be incremental business as rideshare continues to recover.”

“This partnership exemplifies our focus to provide innovative transportation solutions for almost any need at Midway, and our initial pilot program has proven successful with HyreCar and we intend to dedicate a larger portion of our inventory to meet the demand for Southern California,” said Brett Lippel, president of Midway Auto, former TrueCar VP, as well as Enterprise Rent a Car executive. Mr. Lippel added, “Another benefit of the HyreCar partnership is that Midway can leverage the Hankey Group of companies to benefit from vehicle sales and financing for vehicle renters that eventually wish to become vehicle owners.”

About HyreCar

HyreCar Inc. (NASDAQ: HYRE) is a nationwide leader operating a carsharing marketplace for ridesharing, food, and package delivery nationwide via its proprietary technology platform. The Company has established a leading presence in Mobility as a Service (MaaS) through individual vehicle owners, dealers, and OEM’s, who have been disrupted by automotive asset sharing. By providing a unique opportunity through our safe, secure, and reliable marketplace, HyreCar is transforming the industry by empowering all to profit from Mobility as a Service. For more information please visit hyrecar.com.

About Midway Car Rental

Midway Car Rental is the largest independently owned car rental company in Los Angeles. Since 1972, Midway has been serving the Southern California market with an emphasis on the greater Los Angeles area. Midway has developed an award-winning brand based on unparalleled service, a diverse fleet of cars, a personalized approach, and a passionate team.

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