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Graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology and began his career with Detroit Edison, an electric utility serving the Detroit metropolitan area. Spent years in cross training activities with Purchasing, Union Relations, Overhead lines, and served as General Foreman for Fleet Maintenance operations for the main repair facility and 21 satellite service centers. Ultimately promoted to Heavy Equipment Engineer responsible for the design, engineering, specifications, and procurement of all heavy equipment such as bucket trucks, digger derricks, and cranes. After 10 years of service accepted the position of Fleet Manager for the City of Pompano Beach, FL. Established a state-of-the-art Fleet Management operation comprising fleet management information software, fuel management software, and complete operational procedures. Customers included Police, Fire, Public Works, Utilities Parks & Recreation and assorted support divisions. After 20 years of service, accepted the position of Fleet Manager with the City of Asheville, NC. His experience with Fleet operations helped establish objectives to meet sustainability goals legislated by city council. He was instrumental in upgrading the city’s CNG public access fueling site as well as establish a time fill CNG station for the increased use of CNG. Augmented the city’s alternative fuel program to help reduce the city’s overall carbon footprint. Accepted the position of Fleet Manager with the City of Sacramento, CA in July of 2015, which was already one of the top government fleet operations in North America. Created substantial changes to the vehicle replacement process and standardized much of the vehicle procurement practice. Also updated an already robust Sustainability Policy to require 50 % alternative fuel procurement for all replacement vehicles and 75 % ZEV procurement for all replacement light duty vehicles.
Join the managers of this year’s #1 Leading Fleets as well as the Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year as they lead a discussion on running a successful fleet. More Info