Honoring Excellence In The Fleet Profession!
Winner and Finalists For The 2013 Fleet Excellence Awards
Winners of the Fleet Excellence Awards were announced during NAFA’s First Annual Fleet Excellence Awards Night on Tuesday, April 23 at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Congratulations to all the winners and finalists! There were hundreds of submissions, so this is a huge accomplishment to be recognized by your peers and the judges!
2013 Winners and Finalists
NAFA Member of the Year
Douglas Weichman, CAFM, Palm Beach County Fleet Management
NAFA Affiliate of the Year
William Pierce, ARI
Outstanding Achievement in Corporate Fleet Management
Winner: Kathryn Antonelli, Manager, Fleet Administration, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.
Finalists: John Dmochowsky, CAFM, Sales Fleet Manager, Mondelez; and Mike Hertel, Corporate Fleet Manager, Lone Star Overnight
Outstanding Achievement in Public Fleet Management
Winner: Steve Rapanos, Director, City of Edmonton Fleet Services
Finalists: Bruce Kilmer, Business Systems Analyst Supervisor, City of Austin Fleet Services; and Brian Marshall, Fleet Operations, State of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Excellence in Corporate Fleet Sustainability
Winner: Christy Coyte Meyer, Global Fleet Director, Johnson Controls, Inc.
Finalists: Kevin Fisher, CAFM, Vice President Strategic Fleet Operations, ARAMARK; and Jerome Webber, Vice President Global Fleet Operations, AT&T Services, Inc.
Excellence in Public Fleet Sustainability
Winner: Mark Swackhamer, CAFM, Fleet Operations Manager, Houston Independent School District
Finalists: Greg Hansen, Transportation Equipment Fund Administrator, Washington State Department of Transportation; and Jim Reinish, Manager, Central Automotive Division, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Excellence in Corporate Fleet Safety
Winner: Theresa Belding, Senior Manager – Fleet Services, Forest Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Finalists: Dan French, Director of Fleet Operations, G&K Services; and Judy Sparks, Fleet Manager, Advanced Home Care
Excellence in Public Fleet Safety
Winner: Bill Horne, Supervisor – Fleet Safety, City of Edmonton Fleet Services
Finalists: City of Austin Fleet Services; and Dennis R. Hogan CAFM/CPFP, Manager – Fleet Services, City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Excellence in Fleet Leadership
Winner: Robert Martinez, New York City Police Department
Finalists: Jonathan Kamanns, Ingersoll Rand; and Don Nunnari, AAA Arizona
About The Flexys
NAFA Fleet Management Association is synonymous with excellence in the fleet industry. That distinction is a part of the recognition of the Institute & Expo and the CAFM program; but as much as these are recognized for quality of content, so too are they recognized because they are associated with and meet the stringent standards the Association has set for them. That commitment to presenting the best and brightest in the industry takes yet another step forward with NAFA’s inaugural Fleet Excellence Awards.
Comprising seven individual awards, the Fleet Excellence Awards (Flexy for short) shine a spotlight on those who impacted fleet in both the corporate and public fleet segments during 2012. These awards will be reviewed by a prestigious industry panel consisting of fleet managers, fleet management company professionals, and members of the fleet industry. Submissions for all seven awards were open to fleet managers throughout the United States and Canada.