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In Memoriam: Bill Gibson — 1952 - 2021

In Memoriam: Bill Gibson — 1952 - 2021

Bill Gibson, director of national sales for ELMS, passed away on August 26, 2021, in Orlando, Fla., following a brief illness. Gibson is best remembered for his fleet career at General Motors, where he retired on April 30, 2011, as director, sales for General Motors Fleet & Commercial Operations. He worked at GM for 38 years, which included 21 years in GM Fleet & Commercial Operation, which included rental, commercial, and global fleet sales.

August 28, 2021

In Memoriam: Maria Acuna of Big Valley Auto Auction — 1974-2021
ARI Remarketing Pioneer Frank Grochal Dies at 85

ARI Remarketing Pioneer Frank Grochal Dies at 85

Frank Grochal retired from Automotive Resources International and Holman Enterprises in 2005, culminating a successful career that spanned five decades. He was inducted in the NAAA Hall of Fame in 1983. He was the first person in fleet to achieve this honor.

July 28, 2021

Readers React to Passing of Dave Funston of Mazda

Dave Funston, manager, national fleet operations for Mazda North American Operations, passed away on April 1, 2021, following a three-year battle with colon cancer.  He was 61. Funston passing caught many in the fleet industry unexpectedly and they posted their remembrances of him.

May 5, 2021

Past PHH Canada President Passes Away

Past PHH Canada President Passes Away

Brian Hunt, a former president of PHH Canada,  passed away on Feb. 9, 2021, from cancer.  He was 69. Hunt joined Peterson, Howell & Heather (PHH) in 1982, a fleet management company headquartered in Hunt Valley, Md., which is now part of Element Fleet Management.

April 26, 2021

Manager of National Fleet Operations for Mazda Passes Away

Manager of National Fleet Operations for Mazda Passes Away

Dave Funston, manager, national fleet operations for Mazda North American Operations, passed away on April 1, 2021, following a three-year battle with colon cancer. He was 61.He has the distinction, to date, of being longest reining fleet manager in the history of Mazda North American Operations.

April 3, 2021

In Memoriam: Jerry Frick 1947-2021

In Memoriam: Jerry Frick 1947-2021

Gerald (Jerry) Frick, retired director, commercial and government sales for North American Fleet, Lease & Remarketing Operations (NAFLRO) for Ford Motor Co., passed away on Feb. 10, 2021. He was 73.

February 13, 2021

In Memoriam: Beatrice Coolican 1946-2020

In Memoriam: Beatrice Coolican 1946-2020

Beatrice Coolican, a past president of the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association, passed away on Dec. 26, 2020, due to complications from COVID-19.

December 28, 2020

In Memoriam: Al Cavalli 1923-2020

In Memoriam: Al Cavalli 1923-2020

Al Cavalli, one of the founding members of the National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA), a past NAFA president, and inductee in AF’s Fleet Hall of Fame, died of heart failure on Jan. 16, 2020. He was 96.

January 21, 2020

In Memoriam: Dealer, Fleet Leasing Pioneer Joe Holman

In Memoriam: IFS Founder Tim Janssen

Tim Janssen, the retired president of IFS (Innovative Funding Services LLC), passed away on Aug. 14 in Largo Vista, Texas. He was 55. Janssen founded IFS in 2007 and served as president of IFS for more than 12 years until his retirement in Jan. 1.

August 19, 2019

In Memoriam: Retired Motorlease VP Ferraresso
Baessler, Fleet Director of Rollins Inc., Passes Away
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