“We’ve grown up in the business together.”

– Tom Keefer, President

Today, in addition to full service leasing, Kris-Way offers contract maintenance and dedicated contract carriage. The administrative office and largest maintenance facility are located in the company’s 55,000 square foot building located on 12 acres in South Portland. Additionally, Kris-Way maintains facilities in Auburn, Bangor, Saco, Portland, and Waterville, Maine; and Dover and Concord New Hampshire. From those locations Kris-Way owns and/or maintains over 2300 vehicles.

Between Mark Thomsen, Brian Roberts, Tim Noonan, Jim Ryan, and Evan Keefer alone, Kris-Way has over 150 combined years of industry experience and 120 years of experience at Kris-Way. Kris-Way is blessed with a management staff that knows the importance of loyalty, consistency, and superior service. Our management team knows the area, knows our customers, and knows the business. The average length of tenure of our management staff is almost 18 years.

Much like the managers they work with, our staff of technicians, drivers, and customer support staff have a history of excellence, longevity, and loyalty.


Tom Keefer, President

Tom Keefer left Hertz Truck Leasing in 1978 with an idea. That idea was that superior customer service was the key to surviving in the truck leasing industry. From that, Kris-Way Truck Leasing was born when Circus Time Potato Chips signed on in 1978 to be Kris-Way’s first customer…

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Ryan Keefer, Treasurer

Like his 2 brothers, Ryan begin his Kris-Way career washing trucks and painting rims in high school. Since earning an economics degree from Hobart College Ryan has worked in nearly all of Kris-Way’s departments. His first stop was as a technician apprentice…

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Evan Keefer, Vice President, Sales

Evan started his Kris-Way career in high school doing odd jobs. Eventually he worked his way into the fuel island and held that position through college…

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Jim Ryan, Vice President of Operations

Jim’s career in the truck leasing business began in 1974 as an employee with Hertz Truck Rental. He was originally hired as a fueler and shortly thereafter came inside the garage to perform mechanical maintenance. Jim quickly rose from a technician to service manager to branch manager…

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Mark Thomsen, Branch Manager (South Portland and Portland)

Mark graduated from University of Maine in 1989 with a B.S. in Business Administration and a concentration in Management. Immediately upon completion of college Mark become the Assistant Manager for Agency Rent-A-Car in Portland before being hired by Ryder Truck Rental as a Traffic Coordinator…

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Brian Roberts, Director of Maintenance

Brian began his career with Blue Rock Industries as a rebuilder of heavy duty diesel engines. After a 13 year stint with Blue Rock Brian came to Kris-Way in 1990 as a lead technician in South Portland….

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Tim Noonan, Branch Manager (Waterville and Bangor)

Tim started his career in 1983 as a apprentice technician for a Ford dealership that serviced cars, light trucks, and class seven and eight trucks…

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Clayton Farrin, Transportation Manager

Clayton’s career in trucking began in 1981 with Farrin Trucking Inc., working as a mechanic, equipment operator, and truck driver…

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Todd Keefer, Lease Sales Manager 

Todd currently is in charge of Lease sales for Kris-Way’s operations in Maine. Todd’s career at Kris-Way started while in high school…

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