Jim Bigelow, senior director, enterprise fleet for Cox Enterprises, will retire from his position effective Dec. 31, 2020 after more than 30 years in the fleet industry.
Bigelow is responsible for the full lifecycle management of Cox Enterprises' fleet, which is comprised of more than 16,000 vehicles. He oversees the purchase, configuration, up-fit, maintenance, and remarketing of Cox’s vehicles nationwide. Bigelow also standardizes the fleet for optimal efficiency, manages vendor relationships and negotiates national accounts for goods and services.
He joined Cox Enterprises as director of enterprise fleet in August 2013 and was promoted to the senior director role in January 2016.
Bigelow said that he will be stepping away from his position with Cox to spend more time with his family. “As we have all experienced, COVID has made 2020 a crazy year and has truly given us time to reflect on what is most important,” he said.
Following his retirement, Mark Leuenberger, vice president, supply chain and fleet, will step in to oversee fleet, Bigelow said. Leuenberger received the Fleet Executive of the Year award in 2018.
Bigelow previously served as director of fleet operations for energy services company Pinnergy, director of fleet operations for DHL Express and national fleet manager for ServiceMaster. Bigelow also held a number of fleet roles at UPS, where he was employed for 20 years.
“I cannot begin to thank you for being such great business partners, I have truly enjoyed working with each and every one of you,” he said.
While serving in the U.S. Navy, Bigelow obtained a bachelor's degree in business administration.