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Win Mitchell of King County Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

November 7, 2007

NORFOLK, VA – CCG Systems, Inc. presented its first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award to Win Mitchell of King County at its 20th national conference. With a conference theme of “Leading to the Next Level,” CCG said that no fleet professional better demonstrates the quality of constant improvement while simultaneously striving to make a difference in all areas of the fleet industry and in his community.

With more than 30 years of experience in fleet, Mitchell has accumulated accolades throughout his tenure at the County, most recently being selected as one of the three finalists for the 2007 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year and achieving the distinction of having his fleet operation deemed the 3rd best run in the country in 2007.

Mitchell’s ability to plan and then galvanize people into action has been demonstrated repeatedly, whether it was serving as the Membership Chair, National Treasurer, National Vice President, and Regional Trustee of NAFA (National Association of Fleet Administrators) or in the many community activities he has tirelessly served throughout his adult life.

Mitchell was an early adopter of alternative-fuel sources and initiated the first large-scale CNG program, and King County was subsequently recognized in 1995 as having the largest fleet of CNG police vehicles in North America. In September, Mitchell planned and hosted the largest Clean Vehicle Conference and Park and Ride in the United States. In addition, in 2006 he formed the first of its kind hybrid truck consortium and secured grant funding of $400,000 for consortium members.

In 2003, he led a national effort to negotiate the price of hybrid vehicles on behalf of all governmental agencies across the United States. And, as early as 1987, he led efforts in implementing the recycling of hazardous waste program at the County, resulting in King County being the first public agency inducted into the EPA’s Wastewise Hall of Fame in 2004.

Pam Nelson, the CEO of CCG Systems, who presented the award, says of Win Mitchell, “I have never met a professional who has challenged me more than Win; he demands excellence in absolutely everything he is involved with. The outstanding quality of his staff and his relentless efforts in pursuit of a sustainable planet are an inspiration to me.”

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