June 26, 2008 // Franchising.com // MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- Advantage Rent A Car, the first major U.S. rental car company to commit to going 100 percent green with its fleet of rental cars, recently announced the appointment of Robert Thunell as the Vice President of Sales.
Thunell will be responsible for leading the sales team to support and enhance the company's competitive position. He will oversee and direct local and national sales efforts, online and traditional travel agent market segments and development of strategic partnerships for the company.
With more than 25 years of experience in the car rental industry, Thunell joins the company after working for the Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. "I am excited to join the Advantage team and look forward to many successes in growing the Advantage brand," said Thunell.
Advantage Rent A Car is privately held by Denny Hecker Family Ventures, with headquarter operations in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and whose principal business location is in San Antonio, Texas. Advantage serves travel and leisure, lifestyle, business, government and insurance replacement rentals in more than 100 U.S. locations and 36 affiliates internationally. Advantage is America's first major car rental company committed to going 100 percent green and providing environmentally conscientious travelers with a fleet of 100 percent fuel efficient vehicles by the end of 2010. For a complete list of car rentals, locations, franchise opportunities, promotions and other information, please visit www.advantage.com.
The Hecker group of companies includes more than 200 companies with operations in automobile dealerships, fleet sales and leasing, daily automobile and motorcycle rental, mortgage and real estate, commercial and residential real estate development, aviation, hospitality, and technology. For more information, please visit www.dennyhecker.com.