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Element Senior Exec Sticha Retires

Mary Sticha, a veteran fleet management company executive who held leadership roles with two prominent industry associations, retired earlier this year.

GM's North America President Batey to Retire

General Motors executive Alan Batey, who elevated the fleet business in the organization, is retiring from his role as executive vice president and president of North America after 40 years with the company.

Workhorse Expands Leadership Team

Workhorse Group Inc. has appointed Robert Willison, former company director of research and development, to COO. Willison's appointment follows the recently announced promotion of Duane Hughes to Workhorse CEO.

Safety, Sustainability, and Fuel Efficiency Are Synergistic

Three challenges consistently high on the list for many fleet managers — improving driver safety, mitigating the high cost of fuel, and complying with corporate pressures to reduce fleet’s contribution to the company’s global carbon footprint.

Southern Company Gas Adds Fleet to Executive's Role

Atlanta-based utility Southern Company Gas has expanded the role of Jeff Peoples to include supervision of the company's vehicle fleet. Peoples has been named executive vice president and chief administrative officer, the company announced.

Merchants Fleet Management Adds VP Pair

Merchants Fleet Management has expanded its senior leadership team by promoting Adam Secore to vice president of fleet operations and Jack Firriolo to vice president of fleet credit, the fleet management company announced.

The Disconnect Between Fleet Managers & Procurement Managers

Most in procurement take the position that fleet’s primary responsibility is to buy assets and services, which annually can range from millions to tens of millions of dollars in expenditures. This amount of corporate spend requires it be managed by someone with superb negotiation skills and proven procurement acumen.

Fleet Operations, Finance Departments Not Seeing Eye to Eye

Corporate finance departments and fleet managers bring different perspectives to priorities such as vehicle acquisition, cost reduction measures, and maintenance and repair that can create obstacles such as "a significant lack of communication," according to a new survey from Fleet Advantage.

Keep Realistic Fleet Expectations

If you don’t stay on top of the latest developments in mobility, battery technology, autonomous vehicles, and telematics, you are subjecting yourself to the whims of senior management who may be making decisions based on the latest trendy news.