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Fleet Manager of the Year Finalists Announced

August 23, 2017, by Andy Lundin

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John Dmochowsky, Lee Jezek-Pierce, and Phil Samuelson have been selected as finalists for the 2017 Professional Fleet Manager of the Year award.

The three nominees were selected from a list of 11 finalists. The winner of the award will be announced during the 2017 Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA) Conference at the M Resort & Spa Casino in Las Vegas, on Sept. 18.

John Dmochowsky, CAFM, senior global fleet manager, Mondelez International, oversees strategic global fleet initiative for regions across the globe. He also leads global strategic development in regards to policy administration, budgeting, vehicle acquisition and disposal, driver safety programs, auditing, greenhouse gas initiatives, and more.

Lee Jezek-Pierce, global fleet manager, Weatherford International, is responsible for managing the rolling stock along with additional assets such as trailers and forklifts. She also oversees programs that include maintenance, fuel, collision, tolls, registrations, and permitting for approximately 8,500 assets.

Phil Samuelson, fleet and capital asset manager, USIC, provides innovative and cost-effective fleet solutions for USIC’s U.S. and Canadian operations. He oversees all fleet activities, procurement, budgeting, policies, and DOT compliance. He manages vehicle lifecycling by partnering with USIC’s FMC, suppliers, and service providers.

The award, which is sponsored by Wheels Inc. and AFLA, recognizes an experienced and proficient fleet manager who has demonstrated special business acumen in developing and executing key management policies in all areas of his or her field. 

The 2017 Fleet Executive of the Year and 2017 Fleet Visionaries will also be announced at the AFLA 2017 award ceremony on Sept. 18. These awards are sponsored by The CEI Group and Merchants Fleet Management, respectively. 

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