Hitachi Capital America Corp. Welcomes Kirk Mann as Senior Vice President and GM of Transportation Finance

Hitachi Capital America Corp, a leading specialty finance company, announces that Kirk Mann has been hired as the new Senior Vice President and General Manager of the company’s Transportation Finance division. Mann is replacing industry veteran Bob Otto, who has been leading the division since its formation in 2001 and is retiring.

Kirk Mann

Kirk comes to Hitachi Capital America from Equify, LLC where he served in sales, marketing, and business development leadership roles. Previously, he was the Chief Marketing Officer and Strategic Sales Initiatives Leader of Transportation Finance at GE Capital. Kirk also held senior positions at Financial Federal Credit, Inc. and Citicapital Commercial Corporation.

“Kirk is an excellent addition to our team and we’re excited to have someone of his caliber,” says Ryan Collison, President and COO. “His vast industry experience will aid Hitachi Capital America as we continue expanding the business and implementing new and innovative products.”

“It’s great to be joining an experienced team and an organization with such tremendous reach and relationship focus,” adds Mann.

“We also wish the best to outgoing Automotive Division President and Hitachi Capital EVP Bob Otto,” says Collison. “He has been instrumental in building the business from its inception and the many, many successes we’ve had over the years are directly attributed to Bob’s hard work and leadership.”

About Hitachi Capital America Corp.

Hitachi Capital America Corp. is an independent, diversified leasing and financial services company providing financing to commercial businesses and other Hitachi companies in the United States and Canada. We offer a variety of senior secured financing solutions with a focus on truck, trailer, and floorplan financing; trade financing; medium/small ticket financing; structured financing; vendor financing; and asset-based lending.

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