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. For more information, please visit www.midwayautogroup.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. For more information, please visit www.midwaycarrental.com.
Director, Midway Auto Group