Meet the 2015 Fleet Hall of Fame Inductees
Established in 2008 and totaling 72 inductees, the newest members to the Fleet Hall of Fame were honored at the 2015 Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA) conference, Sept. 15 in Nashville.
GELCO; GE Capital Fleet Services (Retired)
Dates in Fleet: 1974-2002 (Retired)
Mayfield was the only two-term Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA) president, serving from 1998 to 2000. Among his achievements, he handled the GELCO/GE Capital Fleet Services’ largest select accounts and received the GE Fleet Services Salesman of the Year award three times.
Dates in Fleet: 1964-1994 (Retired)
Pink joined Xerox Corp. in June 1963 and entered the arena of fleet management in January 1964. During a staff meeting, the company’s executive vice president noted that he moved the 700 service technicians into leased cars. Pink spoke up, took responsibility, and managed the fleet in addition to his other responsibilities. The 700-vehicle fleet grew to a fleet of 11,000-plus under his leadership. Additional fleet policies he created included a preventive maintenance coupon program in the late 1960s, a vehicle safety program, and the implementation of a computerized vehicle tracking system. Xerox also started the “mass-buy” concept in 1974, according to Pink. In addition, he was named the 1989 Automotive Fleet Professional Fleet Manager of the Year.
Dates in Fleet: 1976-Present
Westfall joined Adrian Steel in 1976 and took over leading the company after his father, Adrian Steel founder Bob Westfall, passed away in 1980. Westfall led Adrian Steel as president for 25 years, instilling team values. His decisions to create subsidiaries, expand distribution, expand the product line, and modernize the manufacturing line not only created growth at Adrian Steel, but positioned the company to become an industry leader in offering cargo management solutions for commercial vehicles. He was named Chairman of the Board in 2006, a position he holds today.