WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J.
– Joe LaRosa has been named Director of Global Business Services Fleet Administration for Merck & Co. He started his new position on Oct. 8. Previously, LaRosa was associate director for worldwide fleet administration for Bristol-Myers Squibb in Princeton, N.J. He worked for Bristol-Myers Squibb for more than 25 years, the last 10 years as fleet manager.
LaRosa was among the first in the industry to manage order cycles to take advantage of the strong fall resale market. While at Bristol-Myers Squibb he decreased average cost per vehicle over the past three years and saved the company nearly $4 million over the past two model years. During his 10-year tenure as Bristol-Myers Squibb fleet manager, LaRosa was credited for streamlining operations to support growth from 2,700 vehicles to more than 5,000 vehicles.