Pete Silva was named vice president of fleet North America for Aramark. He assumed this position in October.

Prior to this, Silva was senior director procurement PepsiCo and indirect purchasing Frito Lay at PepsiCo/Frito Lay, where he worked for 32 years from 1982-2014.

While at PepsiCo/Frito Lay, Silva completed fleet purchasing and con-tract negotiations for entire PepsiCo family of companies, including Frito-Lay, Pepsi Bottlers, Tropicana, and Quaker Oats in U.S. and Canada, with spending exceeding $500 million per year and covering over 70,000 vehicles. Silva assumed additional role of director of indirect procurement for Frito-Lay in 2007, responsible for indirect purchasing at company and seven new direct reports.

Silva was named Fleet Executive of the Year in 2008 by Fleet Financials magazine.

Earlier, Silva was director fleet operations and safety for Frito Lay from 1998 to 2004. While at Frito Lay, Silva engaged in fleet purchasing and operations management of sixth-largest private fleet in the nation, with capital budget of $75 million.

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Mike Antich

Mike Antich

Former Editor and Associate Publisher

Mike Antich covered fleet management and remarketing for more than 20 years and was inducted into the Fleet Hall of Fame in 2010 and the Global Fleet of Hal in 2022. He also won the Industry Icon Award, presented jointly by the IARA and NAAA industry associations.

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