Bartole and Watts Earn Fleet Manager Certification
ISELIN, NJ — The National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA) recently honored Patrick Bartole, fleet manager at New Jersey City University, and David Scott Watts, supervisor of fleet and copy services at Samson Investment Co., as certified automotive fleet managers (CAFM).Bartole and Watts completed a study program consisting of computerization, law, safety, vehicle acquisition and marketing, vehicle technology and maintenance, finance and accounting, and insurance and management principles. The CAFM designation is awarded upon successful completion of objective examinations and a case study based on a hypothetical fleet operation.Bartole has been involved in fleet for 13 years. His responsibilities within the university’s fleet include budgeting, vehicle procurement, investigating alterative-fuel vehicles, fleet maintenance and vehicle parts and supplies, policies, repairs, safety, and staff management. Watts has been involved in fleet for seven years. He manages an international fleet of 450 vehicles for a private oil and gasoline company. Additionally, Watts supervises two fleet staff members and two employees in his company’s copy services area.