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20 Nominees Vie for 2013 Professional Fleet Manager of the Year Award

This year’s group of highly qualified nominees manages a total of more than 166,000 vehicles and has a combined 335 years of industry experience.

August 2013, by Lauren Fletcher - Also by this author

Donna Bibbo, CAFM, CCTE 

Manager, Fleet & Travel
Novo Nordisk Inc.
Total vehicles: 3,941 (U.S. and Canada)
Staff supervised: 1 in-house employee, and 4 dedicated outsourced workers
Years with current fleet: 7
Years in industry: 23½

Replacement policy: 36 months/70,000 miles

Memberships: NAFA Corporate Fleet Advisory Council and AFLA Commercial Fleet Manager Sounding Board. Past Wheels Client Steering Council, Fleet Response Advisory Board, and World Travel Inc. 

Primary responsibilities: Bibbo always aims to make the employee experience as best as possible as it pertains to company vehicles/driving and travel while keeping in mind fiduciary responsibility to the company and its commitment to the environment. She constantly seeks out value-added services for drivers to allow them to stay productive and safe while maintaining their vehicles. 

Notable achievements: In 2012, Bibbo reduced maintenance costs by 2 percent, depreciation costs by 11 percent, CO2 emissions by 3 percent per mile, and preventable accidents per million miles by 3 percent over 2011. She worked with Novo Nordisk’s leasing company to implement a customized, outsourced fleet administration program, reducing in-house transactional work by 95 percent. This allowed the company’s fleet associate to spend more time on analytical activities and learning fleet management skill sets. She managed a fleet expansion of 765 vehicles. She also completed the bidding process and implemented a new accident management vendor.

Bibbo revised the accident reporting process and the company’s partnership with its insurance claims reporting vendor and implemented a customized vehicle inventory management program with its leasing company to better assign vehicles to new hires and retrieve vehicles from terminated employees. She also manages a $55-million fleet program and a $60-million travel program.

Michael Bieger

Senior Director Global Procurement
Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP)
Total vehicles: 3,360 (1,750 U.S.; 60 Canada; 1,550 Europe)
Staff supervised: 3
Years with current fleet: 8
Years in industry: 15

Replacement policy: 30-40 months/75,000-95,000 miles (North America)

Memberships: NAFA Corporate Fleet Advisory Council, AFLA Commercial Fleet Manager Sounding Board, GE Capital Fleet Services Client Advisory Board, GE Technology Client Advisory Board, and Wheels Client Steering Council. Past member of the GM Commercial Sounding Board.

Primary responsibilities: Bieger oversees all aspects of ADP’s four distinct North American fleets; provides concise, accurate, and actionable financial reporting, cost data analysis (trending), and annual budget projection; provides goals and direction to representatives for all ADP European businesses as corporate global procurement lead; and sets policy direction for ADP fleet.

Notable achievements: Bieger recently utilized the strong North American resale market to replace an additional 54 percent of the fleet early (2013 model-year) with more fuel-efficient cars. He has replaced about 90 percent of ADP’s vehicles in the last two years. He plans to move to hybrids in MY-14.

Additionally, Beiger branched out with MVR work to include all reimbursement drivers as well as fleet car drivers. He instituted a driver program to improve mpg results and further reduce accident costs, which are down significantly from the previous year.

Globally, Bieger launched matrix-bidding and multi-bidding for all new leases, successfully removed vehicle insurance from European leases with more than 90 percent of all ADP vehicles now covered under its global insurance policy — moving to 100 percent as leases expire.

Mike Butsch

Director of Global Fleet Operations
Joy Global
Total vehicles: 1,400 (Global)
Staff supervised: 3
Years with current fleet: 13
Years in industry: 13

Replacement policy: Variable

Memberships: AFLA Commercial Fleet Manager Sounding Board and AFLA Global Fleet Advisory Board.

Primary responsibilities: Butsch oversees and manages all global fleet operations, strategic fleet alliances with OEMs, and DOT compliance for each of the five Joy Global business units, plus Canada.

Notable achievements: Butsch developed a centralized fleet/DOT policy to standardize all company vehicle activities, documented cost avoidance and savings of more than $39 million since 2000, and rightsized the fleet to boost fuel and operating cost savings and resale values with a projected lifecycle savings of $3.3 million on rightsized units. He also lowered accident rates from 20 percent in 2007 to 8 percent in 2012, implemented telematics/GPS technology across the fleet, resulting in more than $1.73 million in savings, and reduced fuel consumption by 260,000 gallons (2012) for net savings of $867,000 and a 2-percent reduction in total fleet emissions. Butsch maximized supplier relationships, resulting in longer-term agreements and increased incentives. In addition, he has authored nine top-viewed articles published in Work Truck magazine on DOT compliance.

John Dmochowsky, CAFM

Senior Sales Fleet Manager
Mondelez International
Total vehicles: 3,300
Staff supervised: 2
Years with current fleet: 12
Years in industry: 12

Replacement policy: 36 months/60,000 miles

Memberships: NAFA Corporate Fleet Advisory Council, AFLA Commercial Fleet Manager Sounding Board, and GE Capital Fleet Services Client Advisory Board. Past member of the Ford Fleet Advisory Board. 

Primary responsibilities: Dmochowsky handles the overall management of Mondelez’s U.S. sales fleet program, including fleet policy administration, strategic partner relationships, management, budgeting, vehicle acquisition and disposal, driver safety, auditing, reducing the fleet’s GHG emissions and carbon footprint, fuel management, and repair-maintenance cost-saving initiatives.

Notable achievements: Dmochowsky worked on a nine-month action plan for Kraft as it split into two separate entities. This required frequent meetings with stakeholders; internally and with suppliers to accomplish a 125-plus point project plan including splitting contracts, restructuring the business format for billing, reporting and IT feeds, re-registering 3,300-plus vehicles for the new Mondelez International fleet, and hiring and training two new people to ensure processes were on-track to meet deadlines to spin-off the company.

Dmochowsky advocated for a more fuel-efficient vehicle that reduced emissions by 16 percent and total cost of ownership by 17 percent, which required an agreement from the executive level to implement this initiative for the new sales’ fuel-efficient vehicle. He also chose to accelerate 47 percent of his fleet to optimize gains on sales due to the strong resale market, which resulted in multimillion dollar saving as a result of this accelerated vehicle replacement initiative. Dmochowsky also reduced preventable accidents by 10 percent by implementing a new accident reduction initiative. 

Dean Dunton, PMP

Global Procurement, Global Fleet Manager
NCR Corporation
Total vehicles: 5,100 (2,800 U.S., 460 Canada, 140 Mexico, 1,700 Europe)
Staff supervised: 2 NCR Employees, 6 outsourced dedicated staff
Years with current fleet: 3
Years in industry: 8

Replacement policy: 48 months/120,000 miles

Memberships: Chrysler Fleet Advisory Board and GE Capital Fleet Services Client Advisory Board.

Primary responsibilities: Dunton develops and executes strategic programs for fleet and fleet management commodities deployed in support of NCR’s global infrastructure. He delivers “best-in-class” tool vehicles, support services, and vehicle experience to NCR’s customer engineers with a focus on enabling them to provide an exceptional customer experience. He manages $80 million in global fleet spend over 15 countries.

Notable achievements: Dunton aligned NCR’s replacement cycle to capture the maximum remarketing opportunity over the past two years, achieving $3.2 million in gains in 2011 and $2.6 million in 2012. Also in 2012, he consolidated and aligned outsourced fleet management companies to provide a unified reporting platform within global regions, which resulted in $2.2 million in savings in lease financing, service fees, maintenance costs, and idle inventory reduction. In addition to direct cost reductions, the accessibility of fleet data provided greater visibility to operational managers of the performance metrics of their territory level fleet.

Dunton also established a cross-functional steering committee to address fleet safety and policy, which includes EH&S, HR, legal, risk, and NCR service operations members. He wrote new NCR U.S. Fleet Safety standards with global standards targeted for completion in 2013.

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