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Henry Paetzel, retired manager of automotive services at General Mills Inc., passed away from cancer on Nov. 19, 2022. He was 77. Paetzel worked for General Mills in Minneapolis for his entire 38-year career until he retired in 2007. He was the winner of the 2004 Automotive Fleet Professional Fleet Manager of the Year Award.

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In Memoriam: Industry Visionary Chuck Parker

Chuck Parker, CEO and publisher of the Automotive Information Network (AIN) Media, the fleet industry’s first all-digital publishing company, passed away on Sept. 21, 2022. He was 88.

In Memoriam: Lynda Dinwiddie

Lynda Dinwiddie, retired associate vice president of fleet and travel for LabCorp and winner of the 2007 Fleet Manager of the Year Award, passed away on Sept. 24, 2022. She was 61.

In Memoriam: Ben F. Robinson, Jr.

Ben F. Robinson, Jr., CAFM, retired manager of support services for Royal Cup Coffee & Tea Company and past chair of the NAFA Alabama Chapter, passed away on June 24, 2022, after a short illness. He was 77.

In Memoriam: Bob Harper (1946-2022)

Bob Harper retired in 2017 after working as the commercial fleet sales manager at Courtesy Chevrolet and Isuzu Truck Fleet Sales Group in Phoenix. Previously, Harper worked in Memphis as the senior vice president and general manager of Dobbs Fleet Leasing, Inc., responsible for the company’s overall growth and profitability.

In Memoriam: Tom Voll of Toyota Fleet

Thomas Andrew Voll, fleet field manager for Toyota Motor North America, passed away unexpectedly in his home in Wanaque, N.J., on April 13, 2022. He was 62. Voll, at the time of his passing, was responsible for Toyota fleet vehicles sales in the Northeast for the commercial, government, and livery and taxi market segments.

In Memoriam: Cathy Morrissey (1958 - 2021)

Cathy Morrissey, retired national account manager for Ford Motor Co. and prominent member of the NAFA New England Chapter, passed away on Oct. 16, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 63.

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.

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.

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