Senior Manager - Fleet Services
Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Total vehicles: 2,950
Staff supervised: 3
Years with current fleet: 17
Total years in industry: 17
Replacement policy: 36 months/75,000 miles
Memberships/certifications: AFLA (vice president), NAFA Fleet Management Association, and a member of the Ford Fleet Advisory Board.
Primary responsibilities: Oversee all aspects of U.S. and Puerto Rico-based fleet operations, including fleet management, fleet staff supervision, vendor relations, and fleet safety programs, including accident management, driver risk level analysis, and safety training.
Notable achievements: Reduced fuel purchases by 2.55 percent in 2009 and cut accidents per million miles down 12 percent from 2008. By the end of the 2010 model-year, entire sales fleet will be converted to four-cylinder vehicles.
Johnson & Johnson
Total vehicles: 9,000
Staff supervised: 0
Years with current fleet: 35
Total years in industry: 35
Replacement policy: Flexible
Memberships: AFLA; NAFA Fleet Management Association (New Jersey Chapter - past chapter president and current board member, former facilitator of Pharmaceutical Workshop, National Audit Chair, Chapter Treasurer); and member of the GE Client Advisory Board.
Primary responsibilities: Oversee and manage fleet program with 30-plus operating companies and external supplier relationships while providing year-over-year savings; strategize and negotiate lowest total cost of ownership with OEMs via Web-based competitive bidding; build an environmentally friendly fleet with aggressive mpg goals by 2015; effectively execute fleet programs, including vehicle acquisition and disposal, vehicle maintenance and repairs, fuel management, and expanding spend with diverse suppliers.
Notable achievements: Delivered $7.4 million in cost avoidance over the past two years; helped move fleet program to universal selector and expand total hybrid composition to 27 percent of inventory; founded "Fleet Excellence Program" at Johnson & Johnson to recognize best-in-class performance and influence more efficient driving; and received Bobit Business Media's 2009 Fleet Environmental Leadership Award.
Fleet Operations Manager
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Total vehicles: 12,800
Staff supervised: 2 direct reports, 8 indirect reports with 16 additional co-staff
Years with current fleet: 26
Total years in industry: 36
Replacement policy: 4 years/75,000 miles (trucks); 3 years/55,000 miles (sedans)
Memberships: NAFA Fleet Management Association, AFLA (Commercial Fleet Sounding Board member), Rocky Mountain Fleet Management Association, General Motors Fleet Sounding Board (chairman), General Motors Global Fleet Sounding Board (co-chairman), Ford Fleet Advisory Board (past chairman), and Ford Fleet Advisory Board (past member).
Primary responsibilities: Planning and sourcing vehicles worldwide; manufacturer agreements, including working with purchasing to ensure vehicles are acquired at best price available; vehicle specification using four different selector lists; specification and purchase of all vehicles in the U.S. and Canada; global assistance on global agreements and vehicle recommendations; financial information source for vehicle budgets.
Notable achievements: Improved lifecycle cost tool for purchasing decisions; increased driver accountability using a GPS-based system to improve driving habits and reduce accidents; replacing current fleet management system with a true global system; working on promoting global contracts and standardizing global processes implementing rules, metrics, consolidated information, and inventories.