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15 Nominees Vie for Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year

The award, sponsored by Fleet Counselor Services, recognizes the best in public sector fleet management and will be presented at the government fleet expo and conference (GFX) in Denver.

May 2012, Government Fleet - Feature

by Staff

Bill Burns    
Fleet Operations Manager
City of Columbus, Ohio
On-Road Vehicles: 3,000
Off-Road Vehicles: 2,600
Maintenance Facilities: 4
Budget: $31.5M

Proudest Accomplishment: My proudest accomplishment is the City’s transition to compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling. I strongly feel that providing reliable fueling capabilities for other local government fleets, private fleets, and local residents will enable CNG to become a fast-growing alternative to petroleum fueling. Furthermore, being able to construct and operate our own CNG stations is very rewarding. The more CNG volume we sell, the lower the cost for us, which equates to lower costs for the taxpayers. More CNG use in our community will help provide cleaner air for our region.


Larry Campbell, CPFP
Fleet Management Director
City of Fort Wayne, Ind.
On-Road Vehicles: 1,115
Off-Road Vehicles: 720
Maintenance Facilities: 2
Budget: $7.3M

Proudest Accomplishments: Some of my proudest accomplishments include working with manufacturers to help bring new ideas and vehicles to development, reducing our total fleet emissions from vehicle tailpipes, and becoming an American Public Works Association (APWA) Certified Public Fleet Professional (CPFP). In addition, I am proud of my involvement and leadership with various organizations, such as being a board member on different boards such as the APWA chapter and Greater Indiana Clean Cities, where I am also the president. I enjoy making new acquaintances and maintaining old friendships that have developed over the years.


Paul Condran
Equipment Maintenance/
Fleet Manager
City of Culver City, Calif.
On-Road Vehicles: 638
Off-Road Vehicles: 25
Maintenance Facilities: 1
Budget: $8M

Proudest Accomplishment: I was asked to participate on a team to develop and evaluate an RFP for the design and construction of a new maintenance facility. I worked with the team in the design, development, and construction of the facility, and we moved in February 2008. We have recognized an increase in productivity, efficiency, and a higher level of service, and have been able to significantly extend replacement intervals of Department of Public Services vehicles and equipment because they are all parked inside the building. I have a great sense of pride each time I enter our new maintenance facility.


Bruce Halliday
Fleet Manager
City of Rochester Hills, Mich.
On-Road Vehicles: 174
Off-Road Vehicles: 14
Maintenance Facilities: 1
Budget: $3.9M

Proudest Accomplishment: I was asked to participate on a team to develop and evaluate an EFP for the design and construction of a new maintenance facility. I worked with the team in the design, development, and construction of facility, and we moved in February 2008. We have recognized an increase in productivity, efficiency, and a higher level of service, and have been able to significantly extend replacement intervals of Department of Public Services vehicles and equipment because they are all parked inside the building. I have a great sense of pride each time I enter our new maintenance facility.


Dave Head    
Fleet Manager
Sonoma County, Calif.
On-Road Vehicles: 1,157
Off-Road Vehicles: 206
Maintenance Facilities: 3
Budget: $6.6M

Proudest Accomplishment: In August 2011, the County Board of Supervisors adopted the Electric Vehicle Charging Station Program and Installation Guidelines, which we published the prior year. We also received an award for being the “Most EV Ready Community in the San Francisco Bay Area,” and we presented the “100 Best Fleets Certificate” to the Board. The Board praised the division’s accomplishments and recognized key members of the organization. This was an acknowledgement from our elected officials that the division is focusing on the right tasks and setting an example and standard for the future.

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  1. 1. Richard Battersby [ May 17, 2012 @ 12:10PM ]

    Congratulations to all the nominees for 2012! I continue to be impressed by the quality and caliber of nominees for this prestigious award and commend all of you for your accomplishments and contributions to the industry.

 

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