ENGS Commercial Finance Co. (“ENGS”), a Mitsubishi UFJ Lease and Finance company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher D. Johanneson to the Executive Team as the Managing Director of Operations, Marketing and Digital Strategy.
In this new position, Johanneson will be responsible for continuing to advance the digital FINTECH strategic initiatives that includes a new, exciting, and industry first, business origination model that leverages data and predictive analytics by connecting the ENGS sales teams to customers and vendors. In addition, Johanneson will be focused on advancing operational excellence through leveraging technology and data, providing the best customer experience, and promoting repeat and incremental business. Lastly, he will be responsible for the strategic marketing initiatives of the organization, closely aligned with digital transformative initiatives and levering the power of ENGS full-service platform for customer and vendor equipment financing.
“As company’s digital and data capabilities increase the ability to better service customers and vendors with differentiated solutions, we at ENGS, wanted someone dedicated to working on these critical and constantly evolving digital strategies every day. This led us to create this new and exciting role for the organization. Chris has been a significant contributor to ENGS for the past four plus years across several different areas of focus and is the perfect person for this role,” commented Craig Weinewuth, CEO & President, ENGS Commercial Finance Co. Mr. Weinewuth went on to say, “Chris has the unique ability to understand the needs of our customers and vendors while also being able to consider how to solve those needs through automated solutions. Chris is a proven leader and is highly qualified for these new responsibilities and I am confident that he will continue to develop and implement highly automated and efficient digital strategy throughout our organization that will create differentiated customer facing solutions for our customers and vendors.”
“ENGS has been home for over four years, and it is both an honor and privilege to lead this very important segment of our business. I look forward to continuing to build our industry leading digital FINTECH infrastructure. I would like to thank the ENGS Executive Team for their confidence in me, my colleagues for their support, and the rest of the leadership team for their partnership. I am excited and honored to accept this new challenge and to be part of a committed and driven team made of up the industry’s absolute best,” Johanneson said.
Prior to joining ENGS in 2016, Johanneson spent more than 15 years at Navistar, Inc., where he held senior roles in sales, pricing, marketing, and strategic planning. He holds a BBA in Management Information Systems from the University of Iowa and an MBA from DePaul University (Chicago) in Marketing Management and Sales Leadership.
ABOUT ENGS COMMERCIAL FINANCE CO.:
ENGS Commercial Finance Co. (“ENGS”), a subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Lease and Finance Co., one of the largest and most respected brands in the world, provides best- in-class technology-enabled digital finance solutions to the Transportation, Construction, and Industrial Equipment segments. ENGS is also a leading provider of working capital products through ENGS Commercial Capital and insurance products through ENGS Insurance Agency. For more information on this press release, please visit our website at www.engsfinance.com.