Industry Veteran Russell Keys Joins Idealease, Inc. as Area Vice President, National Accounts

North Barrington, IL

Idealease, Inc. is pleased to announce that Russell Keys joined Idealease, Inc., as Area Vice President, National Accounts. Keys will be serving Idealease National Accounts customers located in Oklahoma and Texas.

Keys is an experienced commercial truck lease, rental and financing professional. He began his transportation career in the mid-1980’s as a Branch Manager for Idealease in Los Angeles, California where he had P/L responsibility for rental and full service lease. He later joined Ryder Truck Leasing as an Account Executive. Since 1996, Keys has held positions of increasing authority at General Electric, Mitsubishi Motors North America, T-Check Systems, and Fleet Remarketing Solutions. In 2012, Keys joined Navistar Capital/GE as Vice President, Relationship Manager in Irving, Texas where he provided financing and leasing solutions to support International Truck sales. Most recently, Keys worked for Leasing Associates as a Fleet Account Executive supporting fleet customers in Texas and Oklahoma.

“With more than 30 years of experience in the transportation industry, I have had the pleasure of working with senior management and key decision makers to develop transportation solutions and funding programs that work for customers,” Keys said. “I will continue to build relationships with current and past customers and prospects. I look forward to helping Idealease National Accounts grow their businesses by improving their service to their customers.”

“Idealease did a very thorough search to find the right person for this great territory,” said Gary Rolph, Sr. VP, National Sales. “We look forward to having Russell serve our National Accounts customers in Oklahoma and Texas.”

Keys resides in the Dallas area with his wife and two children.

About Idealease, Inc.

For companies across North America, Idealease offers a safe, cost-effective and efficient alternative to commercial truck ownership through our comprehensive truck leasing, truck rental and dedicated maintenance solutions. Idealease is the leader in comprehensive safety and compliance seminars for private fleets. We are the industry experts at seamlessly transitioning businesses from truck ownership to full service leasing. Idealease is a fully integrated transportation solutions provider that delivers expertise, responsiveness and stability to the truck transportation industry.  The Idealease distribution network is affiliated with International® Truck dealerships in more than 430 community-based locations. We support a fleet of more than 45,000 trucks, tractors and trailers with the most proficient, manufacturer-certified technicians, a vast parts inventory and the latest diagnostic equipment. Idealease employs the most seasoned and tenured truck leasing and rental professionals who have the expertise to create transportation solutions that can help reduce the risk and costs associated with commercial truck operations and fleet management.  Additional information is available at