NAFA Fleet Management Association


NAFA Press Room

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Donald Dunphy
NAFA Fleet Management Association
609-986-1063
ddunphy@nafa.org

Finalists for NAFA’s 2017 Fleet Excellence Awards Are Announced

(PRINCETON, NJ – MARCH 14, 2017) – After weeks of intense judging by industry leaders, the finalists for NAFA’s 2017 Fleet Excellence Awards have been chosen. The Fleet Excellence Awards (or FLEXY for short) are designed to shine a spotlight on those who have impacted fleet management in both the corporate and public fleet segments during the previous year. Three finalists were chosen for each of the seven categories. Winners will be announced during the Fifth Annual Fleet Excellence Awards Celebration on Tuesday, April 25 at the Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Florida during NAFA’s annual conference.

The FLEXY Awards were open to all fleet professionals throughout the United States and Canada, regardless of whether or not they were members of NAFA Fleet Management Association.

The list of finalists is as follows:

Outstanding Achievement in Corporate Fleet Management

Robert Douglass, Willbros, Fort Worth, Texas

Jeff Menheer, Takeda, Deerfield, Illinois

John Morella, AmeriGas Propane, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

 

Excellence in Fleet Safety – Corporate

Laura Hulback, The Valspar Corporation, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Joe Rader, Fisher Auto Parts, Staunton, Virginia

April Yeager, Clariant, Charlotte, North Carolina

 

Excellence in Fleet Sustainability – Corporate

John Conte, Holman Parts Distribution, Pennsauken Township, New Jersey

Rick Medina, National Security Technologies, Las Vegas, Nevada

Safelite AutoGlass Fleet Department, Columbus, Ohio

 

Outstanding Achievement in Public Fleet Management

Peter Bednar, County of Ventura Fleet Operations, Ventura, California

James Hineson, The Port Authority of NY & NJ, Jersey City, New Jersey

Thuan Treon, County of Bexar Public Works Department, San Antonio, Texas

 

Excellence in Fleet Safety – Public

Manuel Correa and Richard Hough, City of Henderson, Henderson, Nevada

Gregory Dimesa, New York City Police Department, Maspeth, New York

Damien O. Moody, United States Air Force-96 Logistics Readiness Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida

 

Excellence in Fleet Sustainability – Public

Peter Bednar, County of Ventura Fleet Operations, Ventura, California

James Hineson, The Port Authority of NY & NJ, Jersey City, New Jersey

Gary Lentsch, CAFM®, Eugene Water & Electric Board, Eugene, Oregon

 

Excellence in Fleet Leadership

Michael Bisogno, Commonwealth of Virginia – DGS/Office of Fleet Management Services, Richmond, Virginia

Marilyn Rawlings, City of Cape Coral, Cape Coral, Florida

Safelite AutoGlass Fleet Department, Columbus, Ohio

 

NAFA’s 2017 Institute & Expo, which takes place April 25-28 at the Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Florida, is the industry’s largest gathering of fleet managers. The perfect opportunity for fleet professionals to increase their networking power, I&E is the largest community of fleet professionals who attend year after year because they experience I&E’s hands-on value. Attendees network with thousands of fleet professionals, experience the latest services and products on the I&E Expo floor, receive cutting-edge training and education, and gain expertise that can improve their employer’s bottom line.

For more information on NAFA’s 2016 Institute & Expo visit http://www.nafainstitute.org.

 

About NAFA Fleet Management Association

NAFA is the association for professionals who manage fleets of sedans, public safety vehicles, trucks, and buses of all types and sizes, and a wide range of military and off-road equipment for organizations in North America and across the globe. NAFA’s members are responsible for the specification, acquisition, maintenance, repair, fueling, risk management, and remarketing of more than 4.6 million vehicles that drive an estimated 50-billion miles each year. NAFA’s members control assets and services well in excess of $100-billion each year.

NAFA’s members manage fleets for corporations covering a wide range of manufacturing and service organizations, governments (whether local, state and/or federal), and public service entities (public safety, law enforcement, educational institutions, utilities, etc.); still other members serve financial institutions, insurance companies, non-profit organizations, and the like. For more information visit http://www.nafa.org.

 

About NAFA’s Institute & Expo

The 2017 Institute & Expo takes place April 25-28 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida. The event program, created by fleet managers for fleet managers, features fleet training, education, and workshops; and an Expo Floor consisting of more than 250 companies showcasing their products and services. Pre-conference events on April 24, 2017, offer comprehensive insight into the world of global fleet management, sustainability practices, and law enforcement fleet concerns. For more information, visit http://www.nafainstitute.org.

NAFA thanks media partners Autosphere.ca, CAMAUTO, Canadian Automotive Fleet, Canadian Automotive Review, Charged Electric Vehicles, Field Technologies, Fleet Digest, Fleet Management, Fleet Management Weekly, Fuels & Lubes International, Modern WorkTruck Solutions, The Municipal, Naylor Association Solutions, NGTNews, Utility Fleet Professional, and Utility Products for their continued support of NAFA’s Institute & Expo, the industry’s largest gathering of fleet professionals.

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NAFA Press Room

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Donald Dunphy
NAFA Fleet Management Association
609-986-1063
ddunphy@nafa.org

Finalists for NAFA’s 2017 Fleet Excellence Awards Are Announced

(PRINCETON, NJ – MARCH 14, 2017) – After weeks of intense judging by industry leaders, the finalists for NAFA’s 2017 Fleet Excellence Awards have been chosen. The Fleet Excellence Awards (or FLEXY for short) are designed to shine a spotlight on those who have impacted fleet management in both the corporate and public fleet segments during the previous year. Three finalists were chosen for each of the seven categories. Winners will be announced during the Fifth Annual Fleet Excellence Awards Celebration on Tuesday, April 25 at the Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Florida during NAFA’s annual conference.

The FLEXY Awards were open to all fleet professionals throughout the United States and Canada, regardless of whether or not they were members of NAFA Fleet Management Association.

The list of finalists is as follows:

Outstanding Achievement in Corporate Fleet Management

Robert Douglass, Willbros, Fort Worth, Texas

Jeff Menheer, Takeda, Deerfield, Illinois

John Morella, AmeriGas Propane, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

 

Excellence in Fleet Safety – Corporate

Laura Hulback, The Valspar Corporation, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Joe Rader, Fisher Auto Parts, Staunton, Virginia

April Yeager, Clariant, Charlotte, North Carolina

 

Excellence in Fleet Sustainability – Corporate

John Conte, Holman Parts Distribution, Pennsauken Township, New Jersey

Rick Medina, National Security Technologies, Las Vegas, Nevada

Safelite AutoGlass Fleet Department, Columbus, Ohio

 

Outstanding Achievement in Public Fleet Management

Peter Bednar, County of Ventura Fleet Operations, Ventura, California

James Hineson, The Port Authority of NY & NJ, Jersey City, New Jersey

Thuan Treon, County of Bexar Public Works Department, San Antonio, Texas

 

Excellence in Fleet Safety – Public

Manuel Correa and Richard Hough, City of Henderson, Henderson, Nevada

Gregory Dimesa, New York City Police Department, Maspeth, New York

Damien O. Moody, United States Air Force-96 Logistics Readiness Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida

 

Excellence in Fleet Sustainability – Public

Peter Bednar, County of Ventura Fleet Operations, Ventura, California

James Hineson, The Port Authority of NY & NJ, Jersey City, New Jersey

Gary Lentsch, CAFM®, Eugene Water & Electric Board, Eugene, Oregon

 

Excellence in Fleet Leadership

Michael Bisogno, Commonwealth of Virginia – DGS/Office of Fleet Management Services, Richmond, Virginia

Marilyn Rawlings, City of Cape Coral, Cape Coral, Florida

Safelite AutoGlass Fleet Department, Columbus, Ohio

 

NAFA’s 2017 Institute & Expo, which takes place April 25-28 at the Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Florida, is the industry’s largest gathering of fleet managers. The perfect opportunity for fleet professionals to increase their networking power, I&E is the largest community of fleet professionals who attend year after year because they experience I&E’s hands-on value. Attendees network with thousands of fleet professionals, experience the latest services and products on the I&E Expo floor, receive cutting-edge training and education, and gain expertise that can improve their employer’s bottom line.

For more information on NAFA’s 2016 Institute & Expo visit http://www.nafainstitute.org.

 

About NAFA Fleet Management Association

NAFA is the association for professionals who manage fleets of sedans, public safety vehicles, trucks, and buses of all types and sizes, and a wide range of military and off-road equipment for organizations in North America and across the globe. NAFA’s members are responsible for the specification, acquisition, maintenance, repair, fueling, risk management, and remarketing of more than 4.6 million vehicles that drive an estimated 50-billion miles each year. NAFA’s members control assets and services well in excess of $100-billion each year.

NAFA’s members manage fleets for corporations covering a wide range of manufacturing and service organizations, governments (whether local, state and/or federal), and public service entities (public safety, law enforcement, educational institutions, utilities, etc.); still other members serve financial institutions, insurance companies, non-profit organizations, and the like. For more information visit http://www.nafa.org.

 

About NAFA’s Institute & Expo

The 2017 Institute & Expo takes place April 25-28 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida. The event program, created by fleet managers for fleet managers, features fleet training, education, and workshops; and an Expo Floor consisting of more than 250 companies showcasing their products and services. Pre-conference events on April 24, 2017, offer comprehensive insight into the world of global fleet management, sustainability practices, and law enforcement fleet concerns. For more information, visit http://www.nafainstitute.org.

NAFA thanks media partners Autosphere.ca, CAMAUTO, Canadian Automotive Fleet, Canadian Automotive Review, Charged Electric Vehicles, Field Technologies, Fleet Digest, Fleet Management, Fleet Management Weekly, Fuels & Lubes International, Modern WorkTruck Solutions, The Municipal, Naylor Association Solutions, NGTNews, Utility Fleet Professional, and Utility Products for their continued support of NAFA’s Institute & Expo, the industry’s largest gathering of fleet professionals.

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