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Cole Awarded 2012 Fleet Executive of the Year

With a passionate focus on safety, this year’s award winner manages several safety-related programs, oversees policy, and intends to continue to drive Monsanto’s improved fleet safety performance.

May 2012, by Lauren Fletcher - Also by this author

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Monsanto Director of Environmental, Safety, and Health (ESH), Maggie Cole was named Fleet Financials’ 2012 Fleet Executive of the Year April 22, in St. Louis.

“I am honored to accept this award on behalf of Monsanto. I am very proud of the passion and focus Monsanto continues to place on improving road and occupant safety for our employees as well as our families, the communities where we live and operate, and our customers,” Cole said, upon accepting the award.

“CEI and DriverCare are thrilled to have sponsored the Fleet Executive of the Year Award won by Maggie Cole,” said Wayne Smolda, CEO and founder of award sponsor, The CEI Group. and DriverCare. “Just as importantly, I am happy to note that Cole is an ESH professional and that her duty to fleet is implementing and overseeing a global fleet safety initiative that is necessary to reduce automotive crashes and save persons from injuries and deaths. CEI and DriverCare are in full alignment with her mission, as it has become a core part of our vision in serving the fleet industry. Congratulations to Maggie for a job well done.”

Cole is responsible for the St. Louis-headquartered multinational agriculture corporation’s Global Vehicle Safety and Global Off the Job programs, covering approximately 22,000 employees worldwide. She is also responsible for the U.S. commercial ESH programs for the company’s sales and marketing departments.

The company’s U.S. fleet is procured and managed under the direction of its fleet manager, Peg Nicholson, CAFM, who reports through the Business Services Organization.

“Fleet and driver safety programs are handled within our organization, with dedicated positions for key areas,” Cole said. She has a total of eight employees reporting to her who she credits with helping make Monsanto’s program so strong, including Vehicle Safety Project Manager Brenda Cockrell, Global Vehicle Safety Lead Jeff Castillo, Global Off-The-Job Safety Lead Mark Schuerman, and U.S. Commercial ESH Lead Ken Mathias.

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