Hofmeister Named VP Flexi-Van Leasing, Inc.

Leo L. Mellam, chairman of Flexi-Van Corporation, the New York City-based maritime equipment leasing company, recently announced the appointment of Hasko W. Hofmeister as vice president, Western Region of its subsidiary, Flexi-Van Leasing, Inc.

Mr. Hofmeister will direct the company's container and chassis leasing activities from San Francisco.

Flexi-Van Leasing, Inc. spans five continents, with over 219 offices where over $400 million in intermodal equipment is provided to the transportation industry worldwide.

Prior to joining Flexi-Van, Mr.

Hofmeister was a vice president at Pacific Far East Line, Inc., a San Francisco-based steamship company. Previous to that, Mr.

Hofmeister was associated with, and one of the founders of, Trans Ocean Leasing, a West Coastbased international intermodal leasing corporation. During his association with the intermodal container-leasing industry, he developed and implemented intermodal transportation service systems for U.S. exporters and im- porters throughout the world.

Using his extensive experience and expertise in all modes of transportation, he was responsible for developing total distribution programs for exporters and importers.

Flexi-Van Corporation, the parent company, recently announced third quarter earnings for 1977 of $5,545,000. The corporation also announced net income for nine months, September 30, 1977, of $13,368,000. According to Mr.

Mellam, chairman of Flexi-Van: "Mr. Hofmeister brings to the corporation's West Coast operations personal expertise and an in-depth knowledge of the region's marketing needs." Flexi-Van Leasing, Inc. is located at 351 California Street, San Francisco, Calif. 94104.

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