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NAFA PSW Chapter Holds Annual LA Auto Show Meeting

December 11, 2012

OEM reps each provided brief overviews of fleet-friendly models being displayed on the show floor.
OEM reps each provided brief overviews of fleet-friendly models being displayed on the show floor.

LOS ANGELES – More than 50 members of the NAFA Pacific Southwest (PSW) Chapter gathered Dec. 4 for the annual Los Angeles Auto Show meeting. The meeting was held at the ESPN Zone LA Live restaurant, located near the Los Angeles Convention Center, the venue for the 2012 LA Auto Show.

Following lunch, Chapter Chair Rick Sikes, CAFM, and fleet management superintendent for the City of Santa Monica, Calif., introduced the guest speakers. Presenters included representatives from the major OEMs, including Volvo, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz USA, American Honda, Volkswagen, Audi, Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors.

The OEM reps each provided brief overviews of fleet-friendly models being displayed on the show floor.

Following the presentations, attendees had the rest of the day to visit the LA Auto Show and check out the new vehicles.

Sikes also announced that Chapter Secretary Leonie Von Halle was able to purchase gifts on behalf of the chapter for the annual toy drive.

The next NAFA PSW Chapter meeting is scheduled for Jan. 29, 2013, at the Pep Boys in La Mirada, Calif.

By Grace Suizo, photos by Chris Wolski

Click on the photo below to view a gallery of the speakers and highlights from their presentations.

Bill Kugel from Volvo shared highlights of the automaker’s most popular fleet models, including the S60, XC60, and XC90. According to Kugel, the S60 is Volvo’s No. 1 fleet vehicle, with the XC60 the second most popular.
Bill Kugel from Volvo shared highlights of the automaker’s most popular fleet models, including the S60, XC60, and XC90. According to Kugel, the S60 is Volvo’s No. 1 fleet vehicle, with the XC60 the second most popular.
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