Dan Berlenbach, CPFP, fleet services manager for the city of Long Beach, California, was presented with the Legendary Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2023 Government Fleet Expo and Conference (GFX) in Dallas.
Andy Campbell of Sourcewell, which partnered with Government Fleet in presenting the award, gave Berlenbach the award.
Berlenbach was chosen by the industry among all the Public Fleet Hall of Fame inductees. He was inducted into the Public Fleet Hall of Fame in 2018.
"Nobody gets here by themselves...Thanks to the folks I work with, and my foundations in the U.S. Air Force. They taught me to be a mechanic. They helped me grow up. And I refined those skills thanks to those that I've been privileged to work with" Berlenbach said during his acceptance speech at the GFX Honors Celebration.
Berlenbach began his fleet career in 1975 with the U.S. Air Force. He spent 29 years on active duty, starting as a heavy equipment mechanic and going on to manage a variety of fleets worldwide. He previously worked for the city of Phoenix, Arizona; and the city of Oxnard, California.