Jim Pattison Lease announces that Mike Rusch, President of Jim Pattison Lease, has accepted the role of Senior Vice-President with the Jim Pattison Group effective January 1, 2022. Taking on the role of President for Jim Pattison Lease is Ryan D’Souza.

Mike Rusch has been with the Jim Pattison Group since 1995 and has worked in various operating divisions of the company, including the Pattison Broadcast Group, The News Group US, and Jim Pattison Lease for the past 13 years. Mike is a certified accountant and previously served as CFO for Jim Pattison Lease before taking on the President role. “While I will miss working with the great customers of Jim Pattison Lease and our amazing team of professionals, I am excited to take on a new role with the corporate office. I am humbled to be part of such a fantastic organization and look forward to growing the company in the coming years.”

Ryan D’Souza started at Jim Pattison Lease in 2012 and has spent the past 9 years working in various roles throughout the company, including fleet services, sales leadership, and most recently as Executive Vice-President. “With an incredible 60-year legacy providing industry-leading vehicle leasing and fleet management services to commercial businesses, I am honoured to step into this new role,” says D’Souza. “I look forward to building on the unparalleled success and service of our dedicated team, delivering best in business support for our customers, and driving innovation across our rapidly evolving industry.”

About Jim Pattison Lease

Since 1961, Jim Pattison Lease has been a leader in providing personalized commercial vehicle leasing and fleet management solutions to private and public sector enterprises. With over 50,000 vehicles under lease or management, Jim Pattison Lease is Canada’s largest privately held vehicle leasing company. Jim Pattison Lease operates 13 offices across Canada and the United States.

About the Jim Pattison Group

The Jim Pattison Group operates many diversified businesses primarily in Canada and the United States. With more than 51,000 employees worldwide and annual sales of $12.7 billion (CAD), The Jim Pattison Group is made up of several strong and diverse operating divisions spanning the automotive, advertising, media, agricultural equipment, food and beverage, entertainment, exporting, financial, real estate, and periodical distribution industries. The Jim Pattison Group is guided by an unwavering commitment to integrity, growth, customer satisfaction, and quality products and services.