George Weimer, circa 1988
[George Weimer, 1933-2005] Since 1957, George Weimer served with Hertz Corp.’s leasing operations, leaving as vice president – sales in 1973 to become vice president of U.S. Fleet Leasing. In 1974, he joined Contel Service Corp. of Atlanta, as director of transportation services.
In 1982, Weimer fully implemented the concept in 1982 of replacing vans with mini-pickup trucks with caps, which resulted in fuel savings of 6 million gallons annually. The installation of standardized cab/chassis for aerial trucks resulted in an additional annual fuel savings of 1.5 million gallons.
Weimer is also responsible for the installation of a database computer program allowing Contel to provide manufacturers with information on problem components. Weimer’s development of innovate financing arrangements with major vehicle lessors brought savings to his company of $1.5 million over a five-year period, and his development of a used-vehicle marketing program results in an annual refund of over $2 million over the book value of sold used units.
A past president of AFLA and present chairman of the association’s Audit Committee, Weimer has also been a NAFA member since 1961, chairman of the Atlanta Chapter, a seminar leader at various NAFA functions, and a member on Ford’s Fleet Advisory Panel.
Weimer passed away in 2005. He was 72.
Weimer was inducted into the AF Fleet Hall of Fame in 2008.