Management Team

Douglas W. Clark, President and Chief Executive Officer

Douglas W. Clark

Doug Clark has served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and a Director of AmeriQuest Transportation Services since 1996. His professional experience includes stints in public accounting, investment banking, and as a transportation entrepreneur.

Prior to founding AmeriQuest, Doug was President of AMTRALEASE, a national association of independent full service truck leasing companies. A Certified Public Accountant, Doug was a Vice President and Director of Drexel Firestone Inc., an investment banking firm.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA) and AAA South Jersey. He was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2007 Award Winner in the Greater Philadelphia Region for Excellence in the Service Category.

Doug received his B.A. in Accounting from the University of Miami and his M.B.A. in Finance from Drexel University in Philadelphia.

Mark Joyce, Executive Vice President, and Chief Financial Officer

Mark Joyce

Mark Joyce is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AmeriQuest Business Services.

He has held those positions since 2006. Joyce previously served as Chief Financial Officer of NationaLease Purchasing Corporation. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from John Carroll University and a Master of Business Administration degree from DePaul University. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Illinois and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

James Guice, Executive Vice President

James Guice

James Guice is Executive Vice President of AmeriQuest, a position he has held since 2004.

Prior to joining AmeriQuest, Guice served as President of TEAM Vehicle Sales, a used truck, tractor, and trailer sales organization. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business and technology from Eastern Kentucky University.

Kate Freer, Vice President of Marketing

Kate Freer

Kate Freer is Vice President of Marketing for AmeriQuest. In this role, Kate is responsible for AmeriQuest’s marketing and communications activities, including image and market development, corporate communications, media relations, brand management, advertising, and market research and analysis. She leads go-to-market strategy for AmeriQuest and its subsidiary companies.

Prior to her current role, Ms. Freer served as Director of Marketing of AmeriQuest. She joined the company in 2004 as Marketing Manager, was promoted to Director in 2007, and subsequently promoted to Vice President of Marketing in 2012.

Before joining AmeriQuest, Ms. Freer held various marketing, communications, and advertising roles in the publishing industry for Information Today, Inc. and the Courier-Post, a Gannett company.

Ms. Freer holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Stockton University.

William McCouch, Senior Vice President of Procurement Services

William McCouch

Bill McCouch is Group Vice President of Procurement Services for AmeriQuest Transportation Services. In his role, Bill leads the procurement sales force and is responsible for the growth in the private fleet and carrier sectors. He also maintains the company’s strategic relationships with the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and the Snack Food Association (SFA).

Prior to joining AmeriQuest, Bill was Operations Director of two start-up companies, TruckBay and FleetSource, where he negotiated for and developed inventory stocking models for some of the largest common carriers in the U.S. Bill brings more than 30 years of transportation industry experience to AmeriQuest, 18 of which were with Ryder System, Inc., specifically in the direction and deployment of large-scale strategic sourcing programs. As Operations Manager for, he was responsible for OE and aftermarket parts and materials distribution to 900 maintenance locations.

David Nitzsche, Senior Vice President of Supply Management

David Nitzsche

David Nitzsche is Senior Vice President, Supply Management at AmeriQuest. He is responsible for defining the sourcing strategies for all products and services, overseeing the strategic sourcing process, and developing relationships with key suppliers and partners. A supply management veteran with more than 25 years of experience, David is well versed in diverse sourcing and procurement operations and is instrumental in organizing AmeriQuest Supply Management activities to maximize growth, profitability, and competitiveness in the market.

Prior to joining AmeriQuest, David spent 12 years with Ryder System, Inc. as Group Director – Supply Management. Before Ryder, he served as Director, Operations Services with Lend Lease Trucks and spent several years in management positions with Gelco Truck Leasing.

Brett Petersen, Chief Operating Officer, CURE Leasing & Maintenance

Brett Petersen

Brett Petersen is Chief Operating Officer of CURE Leasing & Maintenance. A 22-year veteran of the vehicle rental industry, Petersen previously served as Chief Executive Officer for Armada Vehicle Rental, Inc. Prior to that, he held a senior management position with Budget Car and Truck Rental, and management positions with Enterprise Leasing and Rent-A-Car. During his career, he also owned a successful multi-line insurance agency appointed with a Fortune 500 carrier.

Pat Gaskins, Senior Vice President Financial Services, CTP

Pat Gaskins

Patrick Gaskins is Senior Vice President of AmeriQuest Financial Services. In his role, Gaskins is responsible for growing and developing the sales force of the Financial Services group while expanding its reach into the marketplace. Gaskins joined AmeriQuest in 2010 as Vice President of Financial Services. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Sales for First Fleet Corporation. He began his career in transportation with GE Capital TIP, where he held posts of increasing responsibility as Sales Representative, Regional Sales Manager, District Manager, and National Accounts Manager.

Gaskins is a graduate of the University of Miami, FL, with a bachelor of business administration degree in finance. He earned the Certified Transportation Professional designation from the National Private Truck Council. His office is in Coral Springs, FL.

Dale Tower, Vice President of Remarketing

Dale Tower

Dale Tower is Vice President, Remarketing, and has 30 years’ experience in the transportation industry. His primary focus is on the development and growth of Remarketing services, which provides AmeriQuest and NationaLease members with a value-added service that frees them of the responsibility of selling their used trucks while obtaining higher gains. Dale previously held executive roles at TEAM Vehicle Sales, NationsRent, Budget Rent-a-Car, and Ryder System, Inc. Dale attended Ricks College in Idaho.

Dean Vicha, President of NationaLease

Dean Vicha

Dean Vicha currently serves as President of NationaLease. He began his career with NationaLease in 2005 as part of the National Account team managing accounts based in the Midwest. There he helped grow the NationaLease National Account Program to $447 million in term sales. In 2008, he accepted the position of Vice President of Member Services where he executed a strategy providing a sustainable competitive advantage to NationaLease members by strengthening their relationships, developing market intelligence, reducing cost, and growing the membership base. In December of 2010, Dean moved into the Vice President of National Accounts position where he managed the National Account team which had a record breaking year in sales for 2011. In 2012, Dean was named President of NationaLease. He had 18 years of industry experience with Ryder and Rollins before joining NationaLease. Dean graduated from Illinois State University and today resides in St. Charles IL with his wife Whitney, daughter Riley, and son Brendan.