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Fleet Manager of the Year

Fleet Manager of the Year


The Edward J. Bobit Professional Fleet Manager of the Year award, first introduced in 1985, was created to recognize a proficient fleet manager who has demonstrated special business acumen in developing and executing key management policies in all areas.


Winners of the award are full-time commercial fleet managers who control a company-owned or leased fleet of more than 100 cars and light trucks. The annual award goes to a fleet manager who finds innovative ways to improve safety, efficiency, and productivity.

The award was renamed in 2018 to honor Ed Bobit, the founder of Bobit Business Media and one of the co-founders of AFLA. Sponsors include Wheels, Inc. and AFLA.


Phil Samuelson
Fleet and Capital Asset Manager | USIC

Meet the 2018 Fleet Manager of the Year

John Dmochowsky
Senior Global Fleet Manager | Mondeléz International

Meet the 2017 Fleet Manager of the Year

George Survant
Senior Fleet Director | Charter Communications

Meet the 2016 AF Professional Fleet Manager of the Year

Brenda Davis
Fleet Commodity Manager | Baker Hughes

Meet the 2015 Professional Fleet Manager of the Year

Gage Wagoner
Senior Manager, North American Fleet Management | Philips

A Closer Look at the 2014 Professional Fleet Manager of the Year

Dick Malcolm
Fleet Administrator | State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co.

State Farm Exec Named Fleet Manager of the Year

Lee Miller
Senior Manager of Fleet Services | Boehringer Ingelheim

A Journey to the Top: Lee Miller Named 2012 Fleet Manager of the Year

Theresa Belding
Senior Manager, Fleet Services | Foreset Pharmaceuticals

Belding Named 2011 Fleet Manager of the Year

Michael Sims
Fleet Operations Manager | Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Sims Helps Propel Fleet to Industry Forefront

Christy Coyte (Meyer)
Global Fleet Manager | Johnson Controls Inc.

Award-Winning Fleet Manager Rises to Business Challenges

Joe LaRosa
Director of Global Services | Merck & Co., Inc.

Merck's LaRosa Implements Cost-Saving Global Strategies

Lynda Dinwiddie
Associate VP, Fleet & Travel | Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp)

LabCorp's Dinwiddie Cuts Costs & Lifts Driver Morale

Jim McCarthy
Director, Vehicle Management Services | Siemens Shared Services

Siemens Shared Services Leverages Fleet Expertise

Henry Paetzel
Manager, Automotive Fleet Services | General Mills, Inc.

General Mills Instills Broad Vision

Josie Sharp
Manager, Fleet and Safety | Aventis Pharmaceuticals

Aventis Josie Sharp Innovates Fleet Management, Wins Fleet Manager of the Year

Jim Anselmi
Director of Fleet Operations &Travel | Lorillard Tobacco Company

Looking at the Big Picture Helps Anselmi Win Fleet Manager 2002 Award

Patsy Brownson
Fleet Director | Cox Enterprises, Inc.

Bailment Pool Program Saves $3 Million for Cox Enterprises

Shirley Collins
Director, North America Fleet | GlaxoSmithKline

How Glaxo Wellcome Managed Fleet Growth While Reducing Costs

Sue Miller
Manager, Fleet Program & Services | McDonald’s Corp.

McDonald's Sue Miller Trims Costs in Growing Fleet

Sal Giacchi
Director, Fleet Operations & Travel | Lorillard Tobacco Co.

Giacchi Nets $22.7 Million in Savings for Lorillard’s Fleet

Debbie Mize
Corporate Services Manager, Fleet, Relocation & Travel | Hallmark

Under Debbie Mize’s Leadership Hallmark Has Experienced a Marked Decrease in Employee Accidents

Larry Giddens
Director, Fleet Operations | RJ Reynolds Tobacco

Larry Giddens' Expense Control Saves RJRT $21 Million

Charles Bowen
Manager of Automotive Fleet Services | Georgia-Pacific

How Charles Bowen Reduced Georgia-Pacific's Fleet Costs

Patsy Mance
Manager of Corporate Fleet Services | Bristol Myers Squibb Co.

Patsy Mance of Bristol Myers Squibb Winner of '91 Fleet Manager Award

Tim Hoffmann
Manager of Employee Transportation & Travel Services | 3M

3M's Tim Hoffmann Manages a 5700-Vehicle Fleet With a Team-Based Attitude

Ron Pink
Business Manager, Vehicle Fleet Business | Xerox Corp.

Fleet Manager Award Goes to Xerox's Ron Pink

George Weimer
Director of Transportation Services | Contel Service Corp.

George Weimer Receives 1988 Professional Fleet Manager Award

Richard Catino
US Fleet Manager | Digital Equipment Corp.

Richard A. Catino Copes With Rapid Change and Utilizes Human Resources

E. Pierce Walsh
Director of Fleet Management | IC Industries

E. Pierce Walsh Wins AF's Profesional Fleet Manager Award