Greg Tarring, long-time fleet manager for Philip Morris, retired on May 21 after a 27-year career with the company. In 1997, Tarring was named Automotive Fleet’s
Fleet Manager of the Year. He received the award for numerous cost-cutting program he implemented and for his successful negotiation of supplier alliances. During his career with Philip Morris, Tarring received several other honors. In 1993, he received the Philip Morris Chairman’s Award for outstanding contribution to the company. Earlier in 1988, he received the Philip Morris Companies’ President’s Award for contribution to fleet operations. Tarring graduated with a B.S. in business management from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, N.J. He started in banking and progressed to accounting and finance. After working in purchasing for a medium-sized food concern, Tarring was hired by Philip Morris as its fleet manager in 1977. In his last year with Philip Morris, Tarring managed a fleet of 3,170 vehicles.