Brian Hutchison has joined First Financial Equipment Leasing (FFEL) as Senior Vice President to spearhead expansion into the construction and industrial equipment segment. Hutchison has over 25 years of experience in equipment finance, with roles in wholesale operations, underwriting, and sales. At FFEL, he will develop dealer and vendor-focused solutions for the company’s entry into the segment.
A newly formed construction-specific finance team led by Hutchison will focus on significant opportunities within the company to enhance leasing options for vendors, dealers, and customers.
“I am excited to join FFEL during significant growth and expansion to lead our construction team. The company has earned a stellar reputation within the leasing industry for its unparalleled customer service and innovative financing programs, and I look forward to taking the construction group to new heights,” said Hutchison.
Through this expansion, FFEL is well-positioned to accelerate the organic growth of its core business and push forward new initiatives with the support of its parent company, JA Mitsui Leasing, Ltd. (JAML). JAML has extensive credentials for supporting the construction industry in Japan and is well-positioned to bring that expertise to the North American market.