Ron Pink was business manager, vehicle fleet business for Xerox, joining the company in 1963.
[from the "Top 30 Most Influential People in Fleet," September 1991] With more than 25 years of fleet management experience at Xerox Corp., Ron Pink believes that the 1990's and beyond are going to be the best years yet for the automotive fleet industry.
Pink, business manager, vehicle fleet business for Xerox, joined the company in June 1963 and entered the area of fleet management in January 1964.
According to Pink, it happened by circumstance.
"I was in a staff meeting with my manager at the time," says Pink. "During the meeting, the executive vice president of marketing telephoned to say he had decided to put our 700 service technicians into leased company cars. My manager asked, "Who would like to take this on as a part-time duty, in addition to their current responsibilities?" I volunteered."
Today, Pink believes that many exciting things are going on within the motor companies such as the migration to minivans which makes van conversion possibilities endless. Also, he thinks there are some opportunities in extending vehicle life.
Says Pink, "Today, so many companies are involved in the quality process that it is going to force everybody to be better business managers and it is going to open up tremendous opportunities and challenges."