The Fleet Team

Daniel Kemmerer

President and CEO

As President and CEO of Fleet Repair Solutions, Daniel has three primary responsibilities, to:

  • Foster and sustain a person-centered philosophy throughout the company for all players;
  • Develop an inclusive and creative culture that demands innovation and constant improvement; and,
  • Aggressively research and pioneer new techniques and technologies to improve operations, providing the best service and pricing for our customers.
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Daniel began his career as an Aircraft Structural Maintenance technician with the U.S. Air Force. He received an honorable discharge and commendations after 8 years of service. While in the Air Force, Daniel earned an Associates of Science in Aerospace Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in Biology. After his discharge, he continued his education with a Master of Science program in Biology.

Daniel was hired onto the Fleet Repair Solutions team as a trailer technician. He claims his employment with Fleet was supposed to be temporary, but he saw an exciting opportunity. Daniel assumed full ownership of FRS in 2012. The business has grown every year since.
Integrity, Service, and Excellence are Fleet Repair Solutions’ core values and is the basis for Daniel’s Mission Statement for Fleet Repair.

Outside of the office and shop, Daniel looks forward to spending time with family and enjoys hiking and riding his motorcycle. He is also the Treasurer of the Appalachian Audubon Society. Hailing from Reading, Pennsylvania and now living in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Daniel spends much of his time in PA but travels often and can be found throughout the US, especially in Georgia and Texas.

One of Daniel’s greatest accomplishments is building the Fleet Team and continuing to bring exceptional people together with a common goal. He thanks his team for their dedication and loyalty to each other.


Senior Vice President

Scott Melot is the Senior Vice President at Fleet Repair Solutions. He keeps our Pennsylvania branches in line by setting business goals and solving any internal issues. He supervises all on site managers and evaluates each department’s performance.

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He is proud to be a part of a team that has seen our company grow into what we are today; a multi facility company supporting some of the largest Fleets in the nation. Dedication, integrity, and hard work are what he always strives for and he is always looking forward to the upcoming challenges we face and concur every day. He enjoys seeing frustrating situations turn into huge accomplishments.

Scott is from the Reading, PA area and has been married to his lovely wife, Suzanne, for 25 years. Together they own a small café in Shillington, Pa called Market Café. If they are not there, you can catch them at their home zoo with their two dogs, two cats and two bearded dragons. When Scott can get away, he enjoys motorcycle rides, live sporting events and some good ole’ Southern Rock. Scott has three successful children and two awesome granddaughters! He has recently found that volunteering at food banks and helping less fortunate people fills a void in his life that he did not even know was there.

Christina (Chrissy) Phelan


Chrissy is a graduate of the Lancaster County Career & Technology Center’s Practical Nursing Program. After spending 8 years as a pediatric Nurse, she made a drastic change in careers and joined the Fleet Repair team. Chrissy highly values teamwork and camaraderie. Throughout her years with Fleet, she has enjoyed spending her time planning employee and charity events.

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Originally from Reading, Pennsylvania, Chrissy now lives in Hummelstown with her two daughters. She enjoys cooking and reading while at home and spends much of her free time fishing during the warmer months of the year. Horror movies, Halloween attractions and 90’s Hip Hop are a few of her favorite things. Chrissy is planning on pursuing a degree in Business Management soon and looks forward to a long and rewarding career with Fleet Repair Solutions.

Mark Miller

Director of Sales

Steve Kasputis

Ono Tractor Shop Operations Manager

Russell Conner

Grantville Trailer Shop Operations Manager

Russ has accumulated nine years of experience with FRS across various roles and currently spearheads operations at our Grantville Trailer Shop. Outside of work, he delights in cherishing moments with his two daughters.

John Bowman

Grantville DMT Operations Manager

Greg Guthrie

Dallas General Manager

Greg Guthrie as the General Manager of the Dallas branch participates in formulating and administering company policies, directing and coordinating all divisional department activities to develop and implement long-range goals and objectives to meet business and profitability growth objectives.

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Greg Guthrie has established himself as a leading repair expert in the Transport Refrigeration field while finding plenty of time to become extensively knowledgeable in truck and trailer repairs as well. Being a mechanic runs in Greg’s family. His father, Wes Guthrie, is a retired Heavy Equipment Mechanic that taught Greg the value of knowing how systems work and diagnosing problems along with an attitude that no matter what the situation, there is no such thing as failing. Greg’s greatest accomplishment is sharing his knowledge and experience with people and watching them use it to be successful in their tasks. Greg works with the entire FRS team to ensure we provide our customers with not just quality and timely repairs, but relationships with our customers that allow them to be part of the FRS team. Greg enjoys stunt riding on his motorcycle, building and shooting firearms, and generally just resting at home with his longtime girlfriend Annie and his two cats Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin.

Chris Stout

Dallas Operations Manager

Leonard Straw

Vice President Southern Regional Operations

Leonard oversees all operations for Fleet Repair Solutions in the Southeastern United States. He has worked for dealers, freight brokers, fleets, and repair companies giving him a solid understanding of the various perspectives in this industry. Most recently Leonard worked 13 years for a leading fleet where he worked is way up from a service writer to a shop manager and opened their flagship operation setting the standards company wide.

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One of Leonard’s biggest strengths is building his team and surrounding himself with exceptional people. He truly believes if you take care of your people, they will take care of the company. Integrity and honor are the driving forces that keep him always striving to do what is right both for his people and for the customers.

Leonard hails from Baton Rouge LA but had to come to Georgia to meet his amazing wife of 20 years. They have 2 children, one boy, and one girl. They also have 2 wonderful grandchildren by their son. In addition, they also have 3 four legged children, 2 cats and a dog. When not at work or spending time with his family Leonard enjoys blade smithing, motorcycles, and video games.

Chris Hawkins

Atlanta Parts & Assets Manager

Hello, my name is Chris Hawkins, and I am the current Parts and Assets Manager for the Atlanta shop. My team and I are responsible for researching and procuring parts needed to repair units in the shop for tractors, trailers and the onsite collision shop. We are also responsible for maintaining the shop and yard.

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I have worked in parts for over seven years. When I first started in parts, I worked for a lawn mower repair company. It was here where I first learned about parts and how they were ordered, the processes involved in inventory control. From there I was the Parts Supervisor for the fifth largest trucking company in the country for 6 years. In this role, I had a lead a team of five. I decided to leave there and work for another large LTL company as a parts coordinator. I bring to FRS a wealth of knowledge in parts and inventory control methodology that I feel will help drive the company forward and maximum revenue.

I was asked in an interview one time, “What does integrity mean to you?”. This may seem like a simple question, but for most, it has different meanings. For me it is doing the right thing even when no one is looking. This is my key to success. If I do what is right for the customer, company and myself, I will continue to succeed in my career and personal life.

When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Stacey and our three dogs. We both are avid fans of amusement parks. To date, we have been to Disney World at least seven times, current passholders to Universal in Orlando and Six Flags. We have been to several Six Flags, Hershey Park, Kings Dominion and several smaller amusement parks.

Lorrie A. Copenhaver

Internal Auditor

Lorrie Copenhaver oversees Fleet Repair Solutions fiscal activity, including budgeting, reporting, and auditing. Lorrie assesses financial risk and opportunities, and she also oversees Financial Support staff. Lorrie works very close with Senior staff to acquire and create new branches within the industry. She also currently manages the Drayage Program and oversees Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable at all locations.

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Lorrie has built relationships with Financial Consultants to have additional resources when necessary, to meet company’s needs. She has helped set-up processing procedures within the Admin offices to take control of the checks and balances and timeliness on invoice processing, to generate Revenue much quicker and improve the bottom line. She has built lasting relationship with the customers and vendors. Worked closely with her Team and President on Establishing a first-time budget and setting Goals for each location and department to help increase the bottom line. Lorrie has also helped with establishing new departments within the company and has taken lead on the Drayage Department and have it become a profit contributor.

Lorrie has been a part of the financial industry for over 30 years. Her passion for finance first came into play when she was in High School. She had taken business courses and the one that she really excelled on was Accounting. By her Senior year, she was taking college accounting courses and has been hooked ever since. Lorrie was determined after graduating that this was her career path and pursued every opportunity that came her way to achieve that goal. Lorrie is very dedicated and determined to accomplish every task set in front of her. I would have to say, she is an extremely dedicated person. Lorrie set goals for herself to accomplish each day but when she has a co-worker that needs her assistance, she will put their needs above her own. Lorrie has gained great respect from her team that she manages, because of this. She loves what she does, and loves helping the business succeed and become profitable.

Outside of work Lorrie likes to spend time with her family and travelling. Lorrie had a dream of one day to live in Alaska, the 49th State, and as of today, her dream has come true. Lorrie works remotely while living there.

Jessica Markley

Nights & Weekend Dispatcher

Jessica is our Night & Weekends Dispatcher. Jessica makes sure our customers and drivers are taken care of during the nights and weekends. She is very dedicated to the FRS team and our technicians and it shows daily!

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Jessica has always been a customer service professional. She studied dental assisting and she worked in both the office and for an insurance company as a claim’s processor. Before joining the Fleet Repair Solutions team in 2015, Jessica was working as a caregiver.

Jessica met her husband, Rob, in 1999 and married the charming man in 2005. They have three grown sons and two grandchildren. If she has free time, she enjoys reading, cooking/baking and the company of good friends.

Sarahlyn Bennett

Atlanta Officer Manager

Sarahlyn is our Office Manager at our Atlanta Branch. Her day-to-day priority is providing the best customer service possible in our industry. Sarahlyn is originally from the UK and holds two Associate degrees in Web Development and Computer Applications from Gloucestershire College of Art & Technology and moved to the United States in 2006. In her free time, she enjoys new adventures, being outdoors and traveling around the world. She is currently working towards learning the Korean language hoping she can visit the country within the next few years!

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