NAPLES, Fla. - May 14, 2014 // PRNewswire // - The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ) is pleased to announce that its Dollar Rent A Car licensee won the Russell J. Bruno Award for outstanding service in auto rental, one of the highest honors in the industry. Doris Cassan, recipient of the award, owns Dollar licensee locations with her husband, James Cassan, in Portland, Ore. and Seattle, Wash., including the Portland International Airport and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Doris Cassan received the award at the 2014 Car Rental Show, which took place in Las Vegas earlier this month. The Russell J. Bruno Award has been given at the Car Rental Show since 2004 and recognizes auto rental industry executives whose businesses provide outstanding service.
"We are thrilled Doris Cassan is this year's recipient and not at all surprised, as she has built an outstanding reputation for Dollar in the Northwest U.S.," said Bob Barton, vice president of leisure brands and franchising for The Hertz Corporation. "Doris is a seasoned industry professional and a valued partner who has led the Dollar franchise in Portland and Seattle through many decades of success. This honor is well deserved."
The Cassans own one of the oldest and largest Dollar franchises, having opened their first location in 1968. They currently operate four locations throughout Seattle and Portland and serve on the Hertz Licensee Advisory Committee.
Hertz operates its car rental business through the Hertz, Dollar Rent A Car, Thrifty Car Rental, and Firefly brands from approximately 11,500 corporate, licensee and franchisee locations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand. Additionally, The Company operates the Hertz 24/7 hourly car rental business. Hertz is the largest worldwide airport general use car rental brand, operating from approximately 9,770 corporate and licensee locations in approximately 150 countries. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and is at approximately 130 major airports in Europe. Dollar and Thrifty have approximately 1,410 corporate and franchisee locations in approximately 80 countries. Hertz is an inaugural member of Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards Hall of Fame and was recently named, for the thirteenth time by the magazine's readers as the Best Car Rental Agency. Hertz was also voted the Best Overall Car Rental Company in Zagat's 2013/14 U.S. Car Rental Survey, earning top honors in 14 additional categories, and the Company swept the global awards for Best Rewards Program and Best Overall Benefits from FlyerTalk.com. Product and service initiatives such as Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, NeverLost® and unique cars and SUVs offered through the Company's Adrenaline, Prestige, Green Traveler, and Dream Car Collections also set Hertz apart from the competition. Additionally, Hertz owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management leader Donlen Corporation. The Company also owns a leading North American equipment rental business, Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, which includes Hertz Entertainment Services.
SOURCE The Hertz Corporation