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.