AmeriFleet, North America’s top fleet logistics and services company, announced today that it has hired auto industry veteran Smith Tallant to the position of Account Consultant in charge of working with some of the company’s largest clients.
A University of West Georgia graduate who has helped grow his family’s auto parts business – Tallant Brothers – over the last decade, Tallant is a key acquisition in what has been a benchmark year for the Fleet logistics services industry leader. In the last 6 months, the Alpharetta-based company with 65 locations across North America, has added 4 new account-related specialist with a focus on providing a superior customer experience.
During his stint with the family business, Tallant was charged with overseeing aspects that included everything from dealership relationships to sales to logistics – a solid foundation for his new position with AmeriFleet. A self described “people person,” Tallant will interface directly with AmeriFleet’s growing roster of high-profile Fleet Management companies, a perfect fit considering his diverse background and wide ranging automotive experience.
“We’re just thrilled to have an employee with Smith’s talents – pun intended – joining the AmeriFleet team,” said Kathy Massey, SVP of Client Services at AmeriFleet. “Not only does he have a stellar background, but his can-do attitude has been a real plus right off the bat - we’re excited to see what he brings to the table.”
An Atlanta native, Tallant admits to being a “huge sports fan,” especially when it comes to the Atlanta Braves. In fact, his early work experience included a two-year stint with a minor league baseball team, where he worked his way up from an internship to managing one of the team’s key revenue streams. Currently residing in Cumming, GA, with his wife, Mary Beth, and two children, Tallant will work out of AmeriFleet’s Alpharetta headquarters.