Mark Petersen was named manager, fleet operations for Panasonic Corporation of North America, effective July 28. He manages a fleet of 850 company vehicles in the U.S. and is stationed at the company's corporate headquarters in Newark, N.J.

Petersen is a 30-year veteran of the fleet management industry having previous worked as the fleet manager for General Instrument and L&F Products. Petersen has also worked as a fleet service provider with companies such as Corporate Claims Management, Wright Express, and most recently Hourglass Management Corp.

Petersen succeeds Frank Memolo, the former fleet manager who worked for 28 years at Panasonic Corp. of North America. Memolo left Panasonic to join Professional Automotive Relocation Services (PARS) as its northeast regional sales manager, where he supports companies and organizations requiring vehicle transportation and logistics services in the mid-Atlantic region and New England.

By Mike Antich