DETROIT - Fleet industry professionals recently gathered in the "Motor City" for the 2010 NAFA Fleet Management Association Institute & Expo (I&E) April 24-27 at the Cobo Center in Detroit. Highlights included keynote speeches from the Detroit Three and this year's fleet manager award winners.
April 30, 2010
DETROIT - Dave Fitzwater, current regional manager of GM Fleet & Commercial Operations for the North Central Region, has been appointed to Cadillac southeast regional sales and marketing manager, effective Feb. 1. He will be replacing Jennifer Costabile.
January 15, 2010
DETROIT - General Motors has appointed Russ Tiejema as director Finance Fleet and Commercial and International Product Center (IPC) Operations, replacing Julie Gruber, who was assigned to a new role as director Service and Parts Operation (SPO) Finance.
January 8, 2010
DETROIT - General Motors Corp. and Penske Automotive Group have confirmed details of a proposed transaction under which Penske would acquire the Saturn brand, according to GM and Penske statements. If completed, the deal would save more than 350 dealerships and 13,000 jobs at Saturn and its retailers in the United States, and would preserve the customer-focused Saturn brand.
December 28, 2009
DETROIT - In a statement promising General Motors' "strong commitment" to fleet and commercial customers "remains unchanged," Jim Campbell, GM general manager fleet and commercial operations, addressed the automaker's June 1 bankruptcy filing.
December 28, 2009
DETROIT - General Motors announced Dec. 9 that Jim Campbell has been named general manager - Chevrolet, effective immediately. In his previous assignment, Campbell was general manager of GM's Fleet and Commercial Operations.
December 9, 2009
DETROIT - GM Chairman and newly appointed CEO, Ed Whitacre, announced several key leadership changes to improve accountability and responsibility for market performance in North America and around the world.
December 8, 2009
DETROIT - The investment in the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant brings total Volt-related investments in Michigan to $700 million, covering eight facilities.
December 8, 2009
DETROIT - General Motors Fleet and Commercial Operations appointed 24 fleet professionals in the field to focus on helping state, city, and municipal customers meet their fleet needs with Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac vehicles.
November 12, 2009
FLINT, MI - The automaker is investing more than $230 million in four GM plants in the greater Flint area to support the production of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze and Volt.
October 13, 2009
TORRANCE, CA - Automotive Fleet recently surveyed fleet professionals to discover their all-time favorite fleet directors.
September 11, 2009
DETROIT - General Motors Co. said Sept. 4 it will not allow fleet purchasers to skip buying side airbags on 2010 models.
September 8, 2009
DETROIT - General Motors has teamed up with eBay Motors to launch the first-of-its-kind promotion that enables 'click and buy' purchases online from participating California Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Pontiac dealers.
August 11, 2009
TRAVERSE CITY, MI - The Buick plug-in hybrid, to be introduced in 2011, is expected to be the first commercially available plug-in hybrid SUV produced by a major automaker, according to GM.
August 7, 2009
DETROIT - The leases, offered by U.S. Bank, are part of a pilot program that includes select GM vehicles sold in five states: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Michigan, and Ohio.
August 4, 2009