PRINCETON, NJ – NAFA announced that Douglas Weichman, CAFM, is set to become the next president of the association. The organization stated that the transition will take place during NAFA’s Annual Business Meeting on Saturday, Apr. 9 in Charlotte, N.C. Weichman will take over the position from Christopher D. Amos, CAFM. The transition will kick off the 2011 NAFA Institute & Expo conference.

According to NAFA, Weichman’s Palm Beach County Fleet Management Division was selected as Vocational Fleet of the year by FleetOwner in 2006, has been an ASE Blue Seal designated facility for the past 9 years, and was ranked in the top twenty of the 100 Best Fleets for the past three years. 

Weichman has been the Director of Fleet Management Division for Palm Beach County since 1990.  Before that he was the Fleet Manager for Miami-Dade County for nine years and has held private sector fleet positions upon graduating from Ferris State University with a Bachelor of Science in Automotive & Heavy Equipment Technology. 

Weichman is a FLAGFA member, a Governor of Florida appointee to Clean Cities, and Instructor for the University of Wisconsin Fleet Maintenance Management.  He has taught courses at NTEA’s annual truck show and has published numerous articles for the industry.

As a Member of NAFA since 1987, Weichman has been involved within the Association’s educational programs as well as with the Fuels & Technology Advisory Council.  His NAFA career includes such highlights as the creation of the NAFA Green Fleet Award (since renamed NAFA’s Sustainable Fleet Award),  rejuvenating the student membership classification and starting the Student Advisory Task Force, work as an instructor for NAFA’s Fleet Management Seminar, and participation in the development of several educational products. 

In addition to ushering in NAFA’s 32nd President, NAFA will also be introducing a new Board of Trustees to lead the Association through the next two years.