The Car and Truck Fleet and Leasing Management Magazine

Personnel Personals

June 2002, by Staff

Alan Binstein has been promoted to manager, logistical services at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, NJ. In addition to the fleet of 400 vehicles, Binstein now manages the mail services on four statewide campuses. Previously, he was manager, transportation services.

Roger Weaver has been named director of fleet management for San Bernardino County, CA. He was previously director of fleet operations for Danone Waters of North America in Pasadena, CA. Norm Berry, Based in Riverside, CA, has taken over the fleet operations responsibilities for Danone Waters of North America.

Deborah Vaughn has been named chief of the California Office of Fleet Administration in Sacramento, CA. Former chief Tim Bow is now chief of Building and Property Management for the state.

Bruce Mullin has been named fleet manager for the city of Reno, NV.

Bob Barker has retired as fleet manager of Monroe County in Rochester, NY, effective Feb. 27, 2002. Barker served as fleet manager of Monroe County for nine years. He was also maintenance manager for Eastern Kodak for 27 years.

Bob Barr has joined the Napleton Fleet Group as truck manager. Barr brings more than 18 years of automotive experience, with the last 10 years dedicated to the truck marketplace. He had previously been employed at City International Truck sales in Chicago.

Ken Jacobs has been named chief operating officer for Defender Fleet Services in Melville, NY. Previously, Jacobs was executive vice president at Defender Fleet Services. Also, Glenn Brosius has been named vice president of sales for Defender Fleet Services. Prior to joining Defender Fleet Services, Brosius spent 14 years at Consolidated Services Corp., now a LeasePlan company.

R.R. (Ray) Richard has been appointed regional account executive for DaimlerChrysler Fleet in the Charlotte Zone. Previously, this zone was covered by Mac Gray from Washington and Greg Korfas from Atlanta since the retirement of Bob Hansen in February 2001. Richard most recently worked in the Dodge Motorsports division.

After more than 32 years as a Thrifty Car Rental franchisee, Ken Elder has sold his business, Welcome Corp., to Thrifty and announced his retirement. He has been active in such organizations as the Thrifty National Ad Committee, the Car and Truck Rental and Leasing Association, the American Car Rental Association, and the Association for Car and Truck Rental Independents and Franchisees. In 1997, Elder received the Auto Rental News Executive Leadership Award.

Rosie Burkman has been promoted to vice president, marketing, for JM&A Group, a provider of finance and insurance products in the automotive industry in Deerfield Beach, FL. Maria Guttuso has also been promoted to vice president and general counsel of JM&A Group.

Doug Klee has been promoted to executive manager, remarketing, for American Isuzu Motors. Previously, he was operations manager, remarketing at Isuzu. He replaced David Funston, who left to start his own company, Funston Fleet Services.

OBITUARY: Peggy Doran, fleet manager at Thomas Dodge in Orland Park, IL, died on Feb. 28, 2002, after a sustained battle with cancer. Doran began her fleet career with Associates Leasing in 1978. She then moved to what became Dodge City of Des Plaines and then on to Elmhurst Dodge, where she was a national leader in Dodge fleet sales. In 1993, she moved to Thomas Dodge. While there, she was instrumental in developing and implementing the ADA van market serving the disabled community. She is survived by two daughters and several grandchildren.

 

 

Twitter Facebook Google+

Comments

Please note that comments may be moderated. 
Leave this field empty:
 
 

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.

FleetFAQ

Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Fleetmatics will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Fleet Management And Leasing

Merchants Experts will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Sponsored by

A device designed to remove particulates from the diesel exhaust stream.

Read more

Blog

Market Trends

Mike Antich
Institutionalizing Cost-Control Strategies

By Mike Antich
Senior management exerts intense pressure on fleet managers to control and/or reduce vehicle acquisition and operating expenses. To accomplish this, a fleet managers can pursue three different cost-control strategies — cost savings, cost deferral, or cost avoidance. In order to implement a successful cost-control strategy you need to institutionalize the mechanisms to curb money-wasting behaviors.

Lessons Learned from Great Fleet Managers

By Mike Antich

View All

Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
BMW Ultimate Driving Experience

By Paul Clinton
BMW is hosting six Ultimate Driving Experience events around the U.S. this summer and fall that puts drivers behind the wheel of the 2017 540i, the first of five planned 5 Series models in the lineup's seventh generation.

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

By Amy Winter-Hercher

View All

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Who’s Up Next?

By Sherb Brown
Are you taking the time to keep an eye out for the person who is going to fill your chair when you decide to move on?

Keeping Your Eyes on the Prize

By Sherb Brown

View All

Data Points

Dylan Brown
Does Telematics Branding Translate to Adoption?

By Dylan Brown
We asked over 750 fleet professionals questions about the prevalence of each provider in the market and their brand recognition.

How Fleet Size Dictates Telematics Needs

By Dylan Brown

View All

In Memoriam: Coach's Insights

Ed Bobit
Thinking of the Newbies of the Future

By Ed Bobit
A lot has changed in the past 10-15 years, so we can only imagine this momentum will continue into the next decade-plus. How will this change impact the fleet manager of tomorrow?

Managing a Car vs. Work Truck Fleet

By Ed Bobit

View All

STORE

Up Next

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher