Fleet Hall of Fame Voting Ends Monday!
TORRANCE, CA – Cast your vote now for the industry's first-ever Fleet Hall of Fame Award! Sponsored by Automotive Fleet and the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA), the award will recognize fleet industry leaders and pioneers that have made significant contributions to the commercial fleet management profession. The Fleet Hall of Fame award will be presented Sept. 11 at the annual AFLA conference at the Camelback Inn in Scottsdale, Ariz. Nominees must have a minimum of 10 years fleet experience to be eligible. Ballots close end-of-day Monday, June 30.
"Those of us in the industry today owe so much to these industry leaders. AFLA is honored to be a part of memorializing the achievements of these giants of our industry," said Elsie Lucia, president of AFLA. Lucia is the director of fleet services for the Estée Lauder Companies Inc., based in New York City.
The Fleet Hall of Fame inductees will be displayed on a special wall at Bobit Business Media's headquarters in Torrance, Calif. "It will be available to view with credit to AFLA for the exclusive support during nominations, elections, and presentations, as well as recognition in print and on www.fleet-central.com," said Ed Bobit, CEO of Bobit Business Media, publisher of Automotive Fleet magazine.
25 Nominees for the 2008 Fleet Hall of Fame Award
Cast your vote now at www.automotive-fleet.com/survey/fame!
John Blessing – McCullagh Leasing
Dick Heather – PHH
Don Rappeport – Donlen Corp.
Gary Tepas – Emkay Inc.
Ron Pink– Xerox
Ray Breault – Fleet Response/Hoffmann-La Roche/Revlon
E.J. Ames – Universal CIT Credit Corp.
Walter Langseder – Lipton Tea
George Wilson – Lever Brothers
Al Cavalli – Universal CIT Credit Corp.
John Rollins – Rollins
Arno Neuber – ARI
Jack Kolb – ARI
Harry Brey – LeasePlan International
Gene Arbaugh – PHH
Henk Bosman – U.S. Fleet Leasing
Stan Chason – GELCO
Sam Penn – PHH
Herman Meckler – LeasePlan Intl.
Joe Thayer – Chevrolet
W.M. Ramsey – American Motor Corp.
W.M. Bird – Chrysler
E.J. "Chappy" Chapman – Pontiac Division
John Rock – GM
A.E. "Fitz" Fitzpatrick – Studebaker
Twenty fleet industry leaders have already been inducted into the Hall of Fame. They are:
Helen Bland– Hallmark
Howard Cook – Ford Motor Co.
Eddie Dame – Avis Leasing
Don Fenton – Piemonte Fleet
Jim Frank – Wheels Inc.
Zollie Frank – Wheels Inc.
George Frink – GM/Chevrolet
Bud Grossman – Gelco
Joe Holman – ARI/Holman
Harley Howell – PHH
Jack Lamb – Exxon
Sam Lee – Lee Fleet Management
Milo Matick – Piemonte Fleet
Emerson Parker – Hartford Fire Insurance
S. Lester Landau – Picker X-Ray
Hubert Ryan – Hertz Leasing
Armund Schoen – Wheels Inc.
Bob Soell – Suntrup Ford City
Ed Stanley – Oldsmobile Div.
George Weimer – Contel/Hertz