Ron Pink, the legendary head of fleet for Xerox, who retired in 1987, has been inducted into the Automotive Fleet 2015 Fleet Hall of Fame, which is exclusively sponsored by the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA).
Currently, Pink’s whereabouts are unknown, and Automotive Fleet is reaching out to the industry for help in locating him for presentation of this prestigious industry award. If you have any information on his current location, please contact Mike.Antich@bobit.com or (310) 533-2467, or ask him to reach out right away.
Pink joined Xerox Corp. in June 1963 and entered the arena of fleet management in January of 1964. During a staff meeting, the company’s executive vice president noted that he moved the 700 service technicians into leased cars. Pink spoke up, took responsibility, and took over the fleet in addition to his other responsibilities.
The 700-vehicle fleet grew to a fleet of 11,000-plus under his leadership. Additional fleet policies he created included a preventive maintenance coupon program in the late 1960s, a vehicle safety program, and the implementation of a computerized vehicle tracking system. Xerox also started the “mass-buy” concept in 1974, according to Pink. In addition, he was named the 1989 Automotive Fleet Professional Fleet Manager of the Year.