EVANSVILLE, Ind. — United Leasing & Finance, an equipment leasing and finance company based in Evansville, Indiana, is announcing the transition of Ronald D. Romain to Executive Chairman of its holding company United Companies from his former position as CEO. Amy Romain Barron has been named the new CEO as the third generation of Romain family ownership after previously serving as Vice President of United Companies. Martha Ahlers remains in her role as president of United Leasing & Finance.
United Companies is a privately owned corporation headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, comprising United Leasing & Finance; Professional Transportation, Inc.; Romain Automotive Group; and the most recent acquisition of Tri-State Aero. The organization was founded in 1964 and has more than 4,400 associates, direct operations in 40 states, and manages a portfolio of client- and corporate-owned assets in all 50 states and Canada.
“As Executive Chairman, I’m looking forward to continuing our mission of being a growth-oriented organization, all while investing in the development of our team members and the communities we serve,” Romain said.
Barron has dedicated her career to the family business as well, helping to create long-term operational and strategic initiatives within each business unit. In addition, she is actively engaged in the local Evansville community, currently serving as President of the Evansville Day School Board of Trustees and a member of the Welborn Baptist Foundation Board of Directors. Her past involvements include serving on the First Federal Savings Bank Board of Directors, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation Foundation as President, YWCA as a Board Member, Habitat for Humanity, and the Leadership Everyone (formerly Leadership Evansville) Board of Directors as Vice President.
“I’m excited for this next chapter as CEO of United Companies and to continue leading our teams in the work we do with our clients and communities across the country,” Barron said. “We are fortunate to have great leadership and employees across all of our businesses, and United Companies as a whole is poised for further growth and success in the future.”
United Leasing & Finance is a customer-focused and growth-oriented leasing and finance company committed to providing custom financing solutions to businesses across the U.S. and Canada. For almost 60 years, United has partnered with clients to achieve mutual success from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. To learn more, visit www.unitedevv.com.