After 40 years in the automotive fleet industries, Bob Loeffler announced his retirement effective May 18, 2022.
A Chicago area native, Loeffler started his fleet career in 1982 as the maintenance manager for Chicago-based Genway Fleet Leasing Corp. Loeffler was promoted to purchasing manager of Genway two years later and remained for six years until the company’s liquidation.
Genway was founded in 1966 when it was then known as Chevway, a Chevrolet dealer group that was involved in negotiating national fleet leae programs.
After a four year association with Packey Webb Ford as its nation fleet manager, Loeffler accepted a senior fleet manager position at the newly formed Fujisawa Pharmaceutical Company in Deerfield, Illinois, where he was responsible for a fleet of more than 500 units.
After seven years at Fujisawa, Loeffler relocated to Wisconsin where he worked remotely for short terms with Wright Express fuel card corporation (WEX), and ADESA auto auctions, before being offered the position of transportation supervisor for Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries in Madison, Wisconsin, where he worked until his retirement. Loeffler was also active in the NAFA Chicago Chapter.
“I have always enjoyed automobiles since I was a small kid, looked forward to everyday challenges. My retirement plans will include travel and restoration of classic vehicles,” said Loeffler.