26 Nominated for 2010 Fleet Hall of Fame
Twenty-six fleet industry veterans were nominated for inclusion in this year’s annual Fleet Hall of Fame ceremonies. Eight will be inducted.
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Presented by Automotive Fleet magazine and exclusively sponsored by the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA), the Fleet Hall of Fame award recognizes fleet industry leaders and pioneers who have contributed significantly to the commercial fleet management profession. Eligible nominees must have at least 10 years fleet management experience and have contributed significantly to the fleet industry. Of the following 26 nominees, a slate of eight inductees will be announced at the AFLA annual conference, Sept. 8-10 in Las Vegas.
Editor & Associate Publisher
Dates in Fleet: 1985-Present
Antich has been heavily involved in the fleet industry for more than 25 years, writing and editing more than 5,000 articles on fleet management, in addition to his active membership in a number of industry associations, including the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA), NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA), and the International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA). Antich is a past AFLA president, a 15-year member of the NAFA Foundation Board of Directors, long-time member of the NAFA Affiliates Committee, and was a member of the committee that helped create the Affiliates position on the NAFA Board of Trustees. He was chairman of the IARA industry task force that developed the first-ever Certified Automotive Remarketers (CAR) program and has served 10 years on the IARA Board of Directors, in addition to being an officer and secretary.
Fleet Manager, Celanese Corp.
Regional Marketing Manager
Dates in Fleet: 1965-present
As one of the first NAFA Affiliate trustees, Argueta has been actively involved with the association and achieved NAFA Lifetime Honorary Membership in 2001. He was appointed to regional marketing manager for Corporate Claims Management (CCM) in 2001. Previously, he spent 20 years as a fleet manager and also served as president of Salex Fleet Services.
Chrysler & Lincoln-Mercury
General Mgr. of Fleet Operations (Retired)
Dates in Fleet: 1950-1992
Barton held sales, finance, and fleet executive positions with General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler. In these roles, he was responsible for all fleet, leasing, and rental market sales and marketing activities.