– Mike Dingman, senior VP, Asset Management for ValleyCrest Companies was honored with the Fleet Executive of the Year award April 10 in Dallas. The award, co-sponsored by The CEI Group, was created to recognize an experienced and proficient fleet manager who has demonstrated special business acumen in developing and executing key management policies in all areas, such as cost-saving initiatives, policy setting, creation of innovative programs, and cultivation of fleet manager training and management. Dingman has 24 years of fleet experience, supervises a staff of six, and manages more than 6,500 vehicles. Since joining the ValleyCrest Companies in 1979, Dingman has managed the integration of fleets from 15-20 company acquisitions, including four major acquisitions in the last four years. The fleet is highly diversified, and Dingman has efficiently managed its continually changing profile while containing costs. He cites his ability to build key relationships with suppliers and fleet management firm ARI as critical to the fleet’s successful operations. Active in industry and community organizations, Dingman has lectured at numerous industry-related conferences and appeared on expert panels. In addition, he has authored several articles for industry publications.