The Car and Truck Fleet and Leasing Management Magazine

Coyte, Christy

Christy Coyte was named AF's Professional Fleet Manager of the Year in 2009.

Coyte supervises the strategic direction, coordination, and implementation and management of fleet activities for JCI, a global leader in automotive systems, building efficiency and power solutions. Coyte oversees fleet operations in more than 30 countries, managing more than 17,000 vehicles, including about 7,500 in the U.S.

Coyte joined fleet 14 years ago, but began her career with Johnson Controls in 1978, holding various positions in audit, legal, and human resources. She has been a NAFA member since 1994, currently serving as Michigan chapter secretary. Coyte is also a member of the LeasePlan's Future Directions (U.S.) and Global Advisory boards. Her work with LeasePlan has led to enhancement opportunities benefiting all LeasePlan clients.

Coyte has faced many challenges in 2008 and 2009 as a result of the economy's downturn, but she handled the roadblocks with a positive outlook and continued dedication and hard work. To ensure the effectiveness of the company's global fleet strategy - with a specific goal of cost reduction - JCI's European fleet program was reviewed in 2008.

Collaborating with all key stakeholders, the fleet team reviewed vehicle policies, terms and conditions, and the supplier base, resulting in the implementation of several key initiatives.

"We saved nearly $2 million in FY 2008 and 2009," Coyte said. "Essential to the initiatives' successful implementation was maintaining open communication and partnerships with suppliers,  and there continues to be significant cost saving opportunities in 2009."


Next

CRM

Comment On This Item

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Maximum 10000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that comments may be moderated.

Blog

Market Trends

Mike Antich
Spec’ing Today’s Trucks to Meet Tomorrow’s Needs

By Mike Antich
When you spec truck assets today, many of these vehicles will be in service for 10 to 15 years or longer. While these assets are adequate for today’s business, will this still be true 10 to 15 years from now? This is an important question because some fleet managers tend to focus on today’s needs and neglect the long-term considerations as to how job requirements may evolve in the future.

Human Nature Prone to Take Advantage of Docile Autonomous Vehicles

By Mike Antich

View All

Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2017 Ford F-150 with 10-Speed

By Paul Clinton
While higher-gear transmission have traditionally been reserved for European luxury sedans, Ford's application of the gearbox to its leading seller is so inspired a choice that it almost feels inevitable.

2017 BMW 540i

By Paul Clinton

View All

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Remembering the Coach

By Sherb Brown
Three years have gone by since our founder Ed Bobit passed away. In many ways it feels like an eternity but in other ways it feels like he was just here yesterday. He was a larger-than-life force and left quite an impact on me, and on the fleet industry.

The House of Electric Vehicles

By Sherb Brown

View All

Data Points

Dylan Brown
Demand More From Your Fuel Card Provider

By Dylan Brown
The advantages of tracking driver spending can't be overstated, as the data provided can help fleet managers assess if drivers are efficiently purchasing fuel, as well as identify high-performing vehicles and drivers who can serve as examples to the rest of the fleet.

Does Telematics Branding Translate to Adoption?

By Dylan Brown

View All

In Memoriam: Coach's Insights

Ed Bobit
Thinking of the Newbies of the Future

By Ed Bobit
A lot has changed in the past 10-15 years, so we can only imagine this momentum will continue into the next decade-plus. How will this change impact the fleet manager of tomorrow?

Managing a Car vs. Work Truck Fleet

By Ed Bobit

View All

STORE

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher