The International Asset Finance Network presented Rev. Dr. K. Bill Dost, group CEO of the D&D Companies, the Personality of the Year Award for Equipment Finance at the IAFN Awards Dinner on September 13, 2018.
The award was designed to recognize the individual who made the most noteworthy contribution to the equipment finance, fleet finance or retail auto finance industry in the last 15 months. It is open to anyone in the industry.
“I’m extremely humbled to be recognized by what is an amazing industry, this award is really due to the efforts of our team pushing us to be who we are and freeing me to go on to move us from level to level, I am extremely thankful to each and every one of them,” said Dost.
Dost was recognized for his support of small and medium enterprises since the inception of the company, his continual work in supporting small and underfunded causes and his continual support of the industry by way of sitting on various boards and committees.
Under his leadership, D&D Leasing has seen continual growth. The companh recently completed a new and significant finance facility, opened a motor finance division and planned an expansion into the United States.
Founded in Canada in 2000 and expanded into the UK in 2009, D&D Leasing is a small ticket finance company offering finance in equipment, asset, commercial and professional loans and vehicle finance.
The IAFN Awards celebrate excellence and innovation within the fleet, retail motor and equipment finance industries.
Organizations and individuals may be nominated for achievements in operations management, leadership, customer service, competitive performance, or innovation.