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NAFA Names Finalists for Fleet Management Awards

March 07, 2018 - Press Release

NAFA Fleet Management Association has named finalists for its 2018 Fleet Excellence awards, which will be presented on April 24 at the Anaheim Convention Center during the association's annual Institute & Expo.

The Fleet Excellence (FLEXY) awards shine a spotlight on those who have impacted fleet management in both the corporate and public fleet segments during the previous year, according to NAFA. Three finalists were chosen for each of the seven categories.

The award nominations process was open to all fleet professionals in the U.S.  and Canada regardless of whether they were members of NAFA Fleet Management Association.

The list of finalists includes:

Outstanding Achievement in Corporate Fleet Management

  • Karla Guajardo, fleet manager, Honeywell International
  • Adam Orth, CAFM, fleet services manager, General Mills Inc.
  • Yogi Shivdasani, LKQ Corporation

Excellence in Fleet Safety – Corporate

  • Kevin Everett, fleet and environmental manager, at EMCOR Services, MESA Energy Systems
  • Andy Gattermeyer, road safety advisor, BP Pipeline
  • Joe Suarez, director, Florida Power & Light Company

Excellence in Fleet Sustainability – Corporate

  • Michael Bieger, senior director global fleet, ADP Inc.
  • Sharon Etherington, manager of Regional Procurement Services, Roche
  • Safelite AutoGlass, Columbus, Ohio

Excellence in Fleet Safety – Public

  • Patrick Bartole, CAFM, fleet manager, New Jersey City University Dept. of Facilities and Construction Management
  • Charles Grab, UCONN Transportation and Fleet Services
  • Rick Medina, fleet, fuel, and equipment services, Mission Support and Test Services LLC

Outstanding Achievement in Public Fleet Management

  • Ronald Gitelman, CAFM, fleet administrator, Yale University
  • Robert Gordon, director of fleet management, DeKalb County Fleet Management
  • Kathy Wellik, CAFM, director, Iowa State University Transportation Services

Excellence in Fleet Sustainability – Public

  • Richard Battersby, CAFM, fleet manager, City of Oakland Public Works
  • Rick Medina, fleet, fuel, and equipment services, Mission Support and Test Services LLC
  • Angela Sherick-Bright, assistant general manager, City of Los Angeles General Services Dept.

Excellence in Fleet Leadership

  • Mario Moses, fleet and sourcing manager, Bayer
  • Steven Schoen, director, mobility services Americas, Siemens
  • Joe Suarez, Florida Power & Light Company
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