Facundo Tassara, fleet maintenance manager for the City of Norfolk, Va., has announced that his last day at the city is May 5. Tassara is taking on a fleet and business development role with Fermata Energy, a vehicle-to-grid start-up company that uses the battery capacity in parked electrified fleet vehicles to reduce the total cost of ownership of fleet EVs.

At the City of Norfolk, Tassara manages more than 2,000 units, of which 1,678 are rolling stock. Since he joined the city in 2014, he has expanded the green fleet to 30 vehicles, launched a motor pool program, and improved the vehicle leasing program. Prior to moving to Norfolk, Tassara worked as the fleet operations manager for the City of Ormond Beach, Fla.

Tassara was nominated for the 2016 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year award and was named one of Government Fleet’s 20 Under 40 in 2016. He also writes the blog, “Next-Gen Fleet.”

Steve Patterson serves as acting fleet manager. Patterson has been with the City of Norfolk since 1985, where he began as a Fire Department technician. He has been serving as assistant fleet manager since 2013.

*This article was updated 5/9/17 with information about the acting fleet manager.