Jim McCarthy, director, Vehicle Management Service for Siemens Shared Services in North America, will retire Sept. 30. McCarthy was inducted in the Fleet Hall of Fame in 2011 and was named AF's Professional Fleet Manager of the Year in 2005.
McCarthy was a Siemens employee for 31 years and was responsible for Siemens' fleet management for the past 22 years.
He was a founding member and organizer of Siemens Shared Services organization, developing a business model within a shared services environment whereby the division sold its services to other Siemens companies and joint ventures. Using this business model as a foundation, the division grew the Siemens fleet from 1,100 vehicles in 1993 to its current size of 11,700.
McCarthy was a long-standing member of Siemens Global Procurement Board, which has been responsible for generating significant global overrides for Siemens companies worldwide. McCarthy served on the Board of Directors for AFLA. He also served on the Wheels Steering Council, Ford's Fleet Advisory Board and the Chrysler Advisory Board.