Executive leaders with vision
ARI executives embody transparency and trust, serving as a guiding influence for our employees, client partners, and the fleet management industry.
Managing Director Europe
Majk Strika joined ARI as Director International Sales in June 2014 and was promoted to Managing Director Europe on September 1, 2015. He is responsible for the development and expansion of the European ARI locations.
Strika studied business administration at the University of Augsburg and brings with him many years of experience in creating strategic partnerships and in fleet management at major international companies. He is married and has three children.
Director of Sales Europe
Henning Schick has been working in fleet management for more than 18 years. He joined ARI in July 2014 as Director of Strategic Accounts and Supply Chain Management for Europe, leading the team whose mission is to work with clients and prospects to conduct comprehensive analyses developed in-house in order to bring transparency to all fleet operations, and lower the total cost of ownership (TCO). He has been Director Sales Europe since 2015 and continues to be responsible for this team.
Schick studied business administration at the University of Applied Sciences in Mainz.
Head of HR Europe
Tanja Schmidt assumed the management of Human Resources in March 2014. She is responsible for all HR-related topics, including personnel administration, payroll accounting, recruitment and personnel and organizational development. Within the context of ARI Europe’s ongoing strategic focus, her work will focus on recruiting and standardization across locations.
During the past 10 years, Schmidt has held various international positions at METRO Group. Most recently, as Head of Personnel at METRO SYSTEMS, she was responsible for HR and internal communications. She holds a degree in economics and lives with her partner in the Ruhr district.
President and COO, Holman Enterprises
Chris’ strategic vision for leveraging Holman’s truly unique core competencies across the company’s diverse collection of automotive-centric businesses is driven by his profound understanding of our customers’ needs and his extensive experience, spanning multiple countries and business units. He joined ARI’s Canadian client services team in 1994 and then went on to serve in a variety of roles in the U.S. and Canada. Chris became senior vice president and chief operating officer of ARI’s Canadian business and then served as president of ARI from 2015 to 2018 where he was the key architect of ARI’s expansion into the European market. Today, Chris provides executive oversight to all of Holman Enterprises’ operating companies who deliver innovative, technology-driven automotive solutions to commercial and consumer segments around the globe. Chris attended the University of Ottawa and the Queen’s School of Business.
President, Fleet & Mobility
Bob’s 30 years of experience at ARI inspires employees at every level within the company to deliver thoughtful customer service and strive for continuous achievement. Bob joined ARI in 1989 and managed three fleet management services areas before being promoted to director of fleet services in 2001 and then vice president of operations in 2005. He advanced to senior vice president of fleet management services in 2011. From 2013 to 2018, Bob served as executive vice president and chief operating officer, using his vast strategic and operational experience to oversee ARI’s North American vehicle supply chain, licensing and compliance, remarketing, fleet management and call center teams as well as global product management. Appointed president in 2018, Bob leads all of ARI’s global operations. Bob also oversees Holman Insurance Services, Holman’s commercial and consumer insurance division. Bob received a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Albright College.
Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Holman Enterprises
Rick delivers value to our clients by creating unification, synergy, and mutual vision across decentralized global teams. Since joining the company in 2010, Rick has held the positions of vice president of operations, vice president of sales and marketing, and most recently, senior vice president and general manager, Canada. Today, Rick is Chief Commercial Officer for Holman’s three commercial businesses — ARI, Auto Truck Group, and Holman Parts Distribution – where he is responsible for new business development and client relations activity globally. Today, Rick serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Holman Enterprises, responsible for the strategy and execution of our global marketing efforts. Prior to joining ARI, Rick served in leadership roles for Molson Coors, Ocean Spray International, and Unilever Canada. Rick has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto and has completed the Queen’s University Executive Development Program.