Eclipse Lease Solutions, formerly Natco Leasing, has over 30 years’ experience in fleet, new and pre-owned vehicle leasing. We are part of Rowntree Enterprises Inc.
Our CEO, Bryan Rowntree, is a true visionary and pioneer in automotive retailing in Canada.
In 1963, he joined Golden Mile Motors where he became general manager and then a dealer principal. Golden Mile Motors was one of Canada’s top-producing GM stores. In 1968, Bryan earned the coveted Canadian National Quality Award from Time magazine for excellence in dealership operations.
In 1981-82, Bryan served as president of the Toronto Automobile Dealers Association and president of the TADA AutoShow. Also in the 80s, Bryan took a leading role in promoting education and training initiatives. He created Success Training and Management, a national school for dealership personnel. He was influential in the formation of the Automotive Business School of Canada at Georgian College in Barrie. He has served continuously on the board for 27 years and is a past chairman.
During the 1980s and ’90s, Bryan owned 11 car dealerships in Montreal and Toronto, representing GM, Toyota, Nissan, Ford, Hyundai, Mazda, VW, Audi and Chrysler, employing 640 people. Those 11 dealerships represented the start of an ownership trend in automotive retailing in Canada, where multiple dealerships and nameplates were owned and operated by a single entity.
Let us put our many years of automotive experience to work for you. Start your lease application today! We look forward to serving you.