FORT MYERS, FL
– Marilyn Rawlings, fleet manager for Lee County, Fla., has recently completed the process to become a certified equipment manager (CEM). The process is based on experience, education, and knowledge of the heavy equipment industry. Each applicant must submit a resume and letters of support, demonstrate involvement in the fleet industry on a national level, and successfully pass a 16-part exam covering issues including negotiations, safety, preventive maintenance, equipment specs, benchmarking, and environment.There are currently 161 CEMs nationwide. Certification is sponsored by the Association of Equipment Management Professionals in Glenwood Springs, Colo.