NAFA Awards First-Ever Sustainable Fleet Certificates

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Contact: Donald Dunphy
NAFA Fleet Management Association

Release date: 5/22/2017

(MAY 22, 2017 – PRINCETON, NJ) – NAFA Fleet Management Association stands at the forefront of sustainable fleet education and practices. The Association’s commitment remained unparalleled as graduates of its latest initiative, Sustainable Fleet Certificates, received special recognition during the Association’s recent annual conference in Tampa, Florida.

Launched in April 2017, the Sustainable Fleet Certificate Program was developed through a partnership between NAFA, CALSTART, and NC State University, and is designed to educate fleet professionals in proven methods to develop sustainable fleet initiatives, providing the tools and skills that help them succeed in their sustainability goals.

NAFA President Bryan Flansburg, CAFM®, recognized the first-ever certificate recipients, stating, “You are blazing a path for all fleet managers to follow, showing them that not only is being sustainable a good thing for our planet, but it can also be a good thing for your employers.”

NAFA developed the Sustainable Fleet Certificate program in response to a need uncovered after NAFA launched its Sustainable Fleet Accreditation Program (SFAP).  “It is clear fleet managers are extremely interested in our accreditation program,” Flansburg said, “but many don’t know how to start a sustainable program for their fleet operations.  This training provides all this information and guidance and will be a strong feeder into our accreditation program.”

In order to earn a Sustainable Fleet Certificate, individuals had to attend a full-day training session for which they received a comprehensive study guide.  The study guide provided the basis for the course materials, as well as the exam on which individuals were tested.  Those who successfully completed the exam at the end of the training session earned a Sustainable Fleet Certificate.  The first-ever recipients of NAFA’s Sustainable Fleet Certificates are:

  • Martin Biffin, Principal Mechanical Engineer, Government of Bermuda Public Works
  • Mike Bisogno, CAFM®, Director, Commonwealth of Virginia Office of Fleet Management Services
  • Anthony Bowe, Fleet Management/Shop Supervisor, State of Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Michele L. Bowles, CAFS®, Fleet Manager, Washington Gas Light Co.
  • Ray Brisby, CAFM®, Fleet Manager, Calgary Fire Department
  • Richard Callis, CAFM®, Sr. Analyst, Enterprise Fleet Management, Charter Communications
  • Mike Camnetar, CAFM®, Director of Fleet Partnership Solutions, Element Fleet Management
  • Jeffrey Carter, Fleet Manager, Portland General Electric
  • Patti Earley, CAFM®, Fleet Fuel Specialist, Florida Power & Light
  • Antoine Elias, Lead Senior Plant Engineer, Br. C.A.T. International Co. LTD
  • Robert Ellingsworth, CAFM®, Fleet Manager, State of Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Donald Eta, Director, Fleet Management Services, City of Vaughan, Ontario
  • Marie Gianetti, Insurance Coordinator, Varian Associates, Inc.
  • Scott Glew, Manager, Fleet Services, Town of Richmond Hill, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
  • Brad Hawthorne, Deputy Director, City of San Diego, Fleet Operations Department
  • Nina Hoffert, CAFM®, Fleet Manager, City of Lakewood
  • Alia Khouri, Deputy Director, City of San Diego Fleet Services
  • James Laverty, CAFS®, Manager, Vehicle Pool, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Gary Lentsch, CAFM®, Fleet Manager, Eugene Water & Electric Board
  • Zachariah McLawhorn, Deputy Director, State of North Carolina, Motor Fleet Mgmt. Division
  • Quintonio Ratteray, Mechanical Superintendent, Government of Bermuda Public Works
  • William Rogers, DPW – Fleet Services Administrator, Indianapolis Fleet Services
  • Rick Sikes, CAFM®, COO, CarbonBLU
  • Michael Simonds, Fleet Manager, City of San Diego Fleet Operations Department
  • James Tillman, Director, Business Development EV Services and Battery Storage, MaxGen Energy Services
  • Katherine Vigneau, CAFM®, Professional Development Strategist, KMVS Fleet+ Consulting
  • Mike Wilkinson, Fleet Supervisor, Denver Water
  • Mike Wilson, CAFM®, Fleet Manager, University of Iowa

NAFA congratulates these individuals who have taken the next step toward fleet management excellence.

NAFA is working to offer the sustainable certificate training in autumn 2017. For information about NAFA’s Sustainable Fleet Accreditation Program and future training events as they are released, please visit

For information about other topics on which NAFA offer certificates, please visit

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

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