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AFLA 2008 Conference Photo Gallery and Video Now Available Online

September 18, 2008

PHOENIXThe Automotive Fleet and Leasing Association (AFLA) hosted a record of nearly 300 attendees at its 40th Annual Meeting and Conference at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, September 10-12. One of the conference's highlights was the presentation of the Fleet Hall of Fame Awards.

AFLA President Elsie Lucia and Ed Bobit of Bobit Business Media inducted the following inductees into the 2008 Fleet Hall of Fame:

  •  E.J. Ames, Universal CIT Credit Corp.
  • Gene Arbaugh, PHH
  • Ray Breault, Fleet Response / Hoffmann-LaRoche / Revlon
  • Al Cavalli, Universal CIT Credit Corp. / American Home Products / Avis Leasing
  • Dick Heather, PHH
  • Jack Kolb, ARI
  • Arno Neuber, ARI
  • Don Rappeport, Donlen
  • John Rock, General Motors
  • Gary Tepas, Emkay

A PowerPoint presentation of the 10 inductees in the 2008 Fleet Fall of Fame can be viewed here.

In addition, there were 20 founding inductees in the Fleet Hall of Fame. A video of these founding Fleet Hall of Fame inductees can be viewed here.

1.        Helen Bland– Hallmark

2.        Howard Cook – Ford Motor Co.

3.        Eddie Dame – Avis Leasing

4.        Don Fenton – Piemonte Fleet

5.        Jim Frank – Wheels Inc.

6.        Zollie Frank – Wheels Inc.

7.        George Frink – GM/Chevrolet

8.        Bud Grossman – Gelco

9.        Joe Holman – ARI/Holman

10.     Harley Howell – PHH

11.     Jack Lamb – Exxon

12.     Sam Lee – Lee Fleet Management

13.     Milo Matick – Piemonte Fleet

14.     Emerson Parker – Hartford Fire Insurance

15.     S. Lester Landau – Picker X-Ray

16.     Hubert Ryan – Hertz Leasing

17.     Armund Schoen – Wheels Inc.

18.     Bob Soell – Suntrup Ford City

19.     Ed Stanley – Oldsmobile Div.

20.     George Weimer – Contel/Hertz


Click here for links to:

Photo gallery

2008 Fleet Hall of Fame Inductees PowerPoint

Video of 25 industry veterans

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