Women In Trucking Association Welcomes GE Capital as Gold Level Partner

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GE Capital, Transportation Finance has joined the Women In Trucking Association (WIT) as a Gold Level Partner. John Dietze, Senior Vice President of Dealer Sales will serve on the board of directors.

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We see diversity and inclusiveness as an essential part of our productivity, creativity, innovation and competitive advantage. That’s why we are proud to support Women In Trucking as a Gold Level Partner.”

John Dietze, Senior Vice President of Dealer Sales at GE Capital, Transportation Finance has joined the board of directors of Women In Trucking Association (WIT), an organization whose mission is to increase the percentage of women employed in the trucking industry. In addition, GE Capital, a long-time provider of financing to the trucking industry at both the wholesale and retail levels, has become a Gold Level Partner of WIT.

“We’re excited to add John to our leadership team,” said WIT President/CEO Ellen Voie. “GE Capital’s prominent industry presence and support for our efforts will allow us to extend our reach to more women who haven’t considered a career in the trucking industry as a driver, manager, technician, or supplier.”

Dietze is the Dealer Sales Leader for the Transportation Finance group within GE Capital, Equipment Finance, which serves all aspects of the U.S. transportation industry including manufacturer, dealer and end user with a product offering that includes wholesale, retail and leasing. John began his career with The Associates in 1985 (acquired by Citigroup in 2000) and held a number of positions within the business including operations, risk and sales prior to moving into his current Senior Management position in September of 2011.

“At GE Capital, we see diversity and inclusiveness as an essential part of our productivity, creativity, innovation and competitive advantage. That’s why we’re proud to support Women In Trucking as a Gold Level Partner,” said Dietze. “And I’m personally looking forward to working with Ellen and my fellow board members to further WIT’s purpose.

The mission of Women In Trucking is to increase the percentage of women employed in the trucking industry. Recent projects include a Girl Scout Transportation Patch, the “I HEART Trucking” image campaign, and the “Salute to Women Behind the Wheel” annual event which honors female professional drivers for their years of service.

In 2012, Women In Trucking Association was recognized by the White House as “Transportation Innovators Champions of Change.”

Future goals include the Accelerate! Conference and Expo, the industry’s first event to focus on women in the trucking industry, to be held in Dallas in September.

GE Capital, Transportation Finance is located in Irving, TX, GE Capital’s Transportation Finance business serves all parties in the U.S. transportation industry — including manufacturers, dealers and end-users — with wholesale and retail financing. For more information, visit http://www.gecapital.com/transportation. For important information about commercial lending and leasing, follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/GELendLease. GE Capital offers consumers and businesses around the globe an array of financial products and services. For more information, visit http://www.gecapital.com or follow company news via Twitter (@GECapital).

Women In Trucking Association, Inc. is a nonprofit association established to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry. Membership is not limited to women, as 16 percent of its members are men who support the mission. Women In Trucking is supported by its members and the generosity of Gold Level Partners: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Daimler Trucks NA, GE Capital, Transportation Finance, Great Dane Trailers, U.S. Xpress, and Walmart. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. For more information, visit http://www.womenintrucking.org or call 888-464-9482.

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