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Avis expands in Singapore with Opening in Bukit Timah

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SINGAPORE, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Avis, one of the world’s leading car rental brands and a pioneer in the car rental and leasing business in Singapore, launches its new rental office in the Western part of the country at the Bukit Timah district today to address the growing demand for car rental and leasing by both visiting and resident business and leisure travellers.

With the new facility at 895 Bukit Timah Road, Avis Singapore now operates a total of nine rental locations and service points across Singapore, including three airport locations at Changi Airport — Terminal 1, 2 and 3; Waterfront Plaza on Havelock Road; Marina Square Shopping Center Unit #01-226; as well as three service points at the Regus Business Centers at One Fullerton, Marina Bay Financial Center and Centennial Tower.

This expansion to the Western part of the country is a strategic move for Avis to provide accessibility to its reliable and efficient car rentals and chauffeur and leasing services, in addition to its existing service points in the Central and Eastern districts.

“Expanding our network in Singapore is a fulfilment of our commitment to provide world-class car rental services to the leisure and business markets,” said Patric Siniscalchi, president, Latin America/Asia Pacific, Avis Budget Group. “We’re honoured to serve the rapidly bustling economy of Singapore and expand our global footprint in the region.”

For more information, please visit the Avis Bukit Timah at 895 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 589617 (Operating Hours: Mondays to Saturdays from 1000H to 1800H; Closed on Sundays and public holidays) or call 1800 6737.

About Avis in Asia

In Asia, Avis is a leading provider of vehicle rental; vehicle leasing and limousine/chauffeur drive services operating in more than 300 locations through a network of wholly owned subsidiaries, joint ventures and licensee agreements in 18 markets. Avis opened its first operations in Asia in 1970 in Hong Kong. Throughout the 70’s Avis grew steadily in the region, with operations launched in Singapore, the Philippines, Pakistan, Malaysia and Indonesia. More recently, developments have included openings in India, Mainland China, Vietnam and Taiwan.

About Avis

Avis Car Rental operates one of the world’s best-known car rental brands with approximately 5,750 locations in more than 165 countries. Avis has a long history of innovation in the car rental industry and is one of the world’s top brands for customer loyalty. Avis is owned by Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAR), which operates and licenses the brand throughout the world. For more information, visit http://www.avis.com.

Source: Avis Asia

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May 6, 2013 at 10:21 am

SCS Global Services Names Todd Frank as Southeast Asia Regional Director

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JAKARTA, Indonesia /PRNewswire/ — SCS Global Services (SCS) has announced that Todd Frank will lead its Indonesian office as the company’s new Southeast Asia Regional Director. SCS’ Indonesian office was founded in 2011 with a focus on providing Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification, timber legality verification, and carbon offset verification within the region.
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“Because Indonesia holds some of the world’s most valuable natural resources, there is great potential for third-party certification of environmentally responsible practices,” said Robert J. Hrubes, Executive Vice President of SCS. “Having someone with Todd Frank’s experience in Indonesia will help us better serve our clients throughout Southeast Asia.”
Mr. Frank holds a Master’s degree in International Environmental Policy from the University of California, San Diego and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley. With expertise in forest carbon and REDD+, he previously led the development of the company’s Greenhouse Gas Verification Program as its founding manager while based in the Emeryville, California headquarters. Mr. Frank has made over 300 certification decisions while serving in the company’s FSC Chain of Custody division. He is certified as a lead auditor under the FSC, Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), Community, Climate and Biodiversity (CCB) Standards, California Air Resources Board (ARB), The Climate Registry (TCR) and other forestry and climate programs. Other areas of expertise include carbon footprint assessment, greenhouse gas accounting and industrial methane destruction projects.
The Southeast Asia regional office will offer a range of services, including:
Forest Stewardship Council Certification
Marine Stewardship Council Certification
Aquaculture Stewardship Council Certification
Carbon Offset Project Verification
LegalHarvest Timber Legality Verification
SVLK Certification under Indonesia’s Timber Legality Assurance System
“The Indonesian timber industry has made slow but steady progress in combatting deforestation,” said Frank. “I am excited to contribute to further expansion of responsible forestry practices and management of other regional resources through independent certification.”
Organizations interested in these services may contact Todd Frank at:
Mayapada Tower 11th FIoor. JI. Jend Sudirman Kav 28. Jakarta 12920, Indonesia
+62 (021) 5289 7466 direct | +62 (021) 5795 7399 fax
tfrank@scsglobalservices.com
SCS Global Services (SCS) has been providing global leadership in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing, and standards development for nearly 30 years. Our programs span a wide cross-section of industries, recognizing achievements in green building, product manufacturing, food and agriculture, forestry, retail, and more. We provide accredited services under a wide range of internationally recognized certification programs. SCS is a chartered benefit corporation and Certified B Corp™, reflecting our commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practices.
CONTACT:
Nick Kordesch
510-452-8035
nkordesch@scsglobalservices.com
Source: SCS Global Services

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October 10, 2012 at 12:42 pm

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