In Memoriam:Robert Brown – 1941–2005
ROCHESTER, NY – Robert (Bob) Brown, retired Xerox fleet manager, passed away in Rochester June 2. He was 63.
Brown was long-time fleet manager for Xerox Corp. He joined the company in 1965 as a tech-rep and was employed there for 37 years. Following his retirement from Xerox, Brown worked for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and most recently with ADT Security.
In 1998, Brown was a key participant on a global task force in conjunction with an outside consulting firm that addressed the overall cost issues of operating Xerox’s worldwide fleet. The major results included the re-alignment of vehicle lifecycle and depreciation rates, and renegotiation of supplier contracts. In addition, Brown was active in the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA), the National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA), the Ford Fleet Advisory Board, the GE Fleet Services Advisory Board, and the WEX Lead User Group.
Brown was born in Albany, N.Y. Nov. 11, 1941. He graduated from Kenmore High School in Buffalo in 1959 and attended Rochester Institute of Technology and Monroe Community College. He served four years in the U.S. Navy aboard an aircraft carrier. After leaving the military, Brown sold real estate before joining Xerox.
He is survived by a daughter, Tammy Lynn (Brown) Donarummo in California and son David Charles Brown in Germany.