Michael Bieger, senior director for global procurement at ADP LLC, was named the 2015 Fleet Executive of the Year at the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association's (AFLA) annual conference in Nashville, Tenn., on Sept. 15.
Bieger said he was "surprised" by the award and noted that his time in fleet has been rewarding and enjoyable.
The award is sponsored exclusively by the CEI Group.
Bieger was selected by a panel of judges from field of four finalists that also included Robin Lewis, vice president, procurement, fleet and asset management for Ferrellgas; Julie Pedelini, director, North America fleet, travel & meetings for Johnson & Johnson; and Paul Youngpeter, CAFM, managing director of Fleet & Corporate Services for Rollins, Inc.
Bieger is a 19-year fleet veteran, starting his career with Hoffmann-La Roche before joining ADP. He is responsible for ADP's global logistics spend, leads procurement's BPI initiative, and directs the North American fleet team of three associates, managing more than 1,100 sales vehicles in the U.S. and managing the EU fleet of 1,105 vehicles spread of 12 countries.
Among Bieger's recent accomplishments was a carbon-dioxide reduction plan that requires each of the 2015-MY vehicles adopted by the fleet be either a hybrid or clean diesel rated at the minum of 40 mpg, resulting in a 20.8-percent in average fuel economy and a savings of more than $400,000 in the current fiscal year. In addition, the fleet has launched a safety program and piloted a telematics program for at-risk drivers.