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Fleet Hall of Fame Continues to Grow What started in 2008 with 20 founding inductees and 10 veterans selected by the industry is now home to a total of 60 feet pioneers. Five more will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at the 2013 AFLA Conference. T ees must have careers spanning 10 years or more. Candidates are selected by their peers via an online ballot. In 2008, 20 founding members were automatically inducted, along with 10 members for that year. Te process is designed to reduce the total new inductees by one each year, until it reaches three in 2015. From then on, only three will be inducted annually. In 2009, nine new members he 2013 Fleet Hall of Fame awards ceremony will once again take place at the 2013 Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA) Conference, scheduled for Sept. 10-13, 2013, at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz. Instituted to recognize feet industry leaders and pioneers who have contributed signifcantly to the commercial feet management profession, Hall of Fame induct- Current Fleet Hall of Fame Members Al Cavalli, Universal CIT Credit Corp. ● Armund Schoen, Wheels Inc. * ● Arno Neuber, ARI ● Bob Betagole, Mike Albert Vehicle Fleet Management ● Bob Martines, Corporate Claims Management (CCM) ● Bob Soell, Suntrup Ford City * ● Bud Grossman, GELCO * ● Debbie Mize, Hallmark ● Dennis LaLiberty, Wheels Inc. ● Dick Heather, Peterson, Howell & Heather (PHH) ● Don Fenton, Piemonte Fleet* ● Don Kreft, LeasePlan USA ● Don Miller, Mike Albert Fleet Solutions ● Don Rappeport, Donlen ● Duane Peterson, Peterson, Howell & Heather (PHH) ● E. J. Ames, Universal CIT Credit Corp. ● Ed Bobit, Bobit Business Media ● Ed Stanley, Oldsmobile Division * ● Eddie Dame, Avis Leasing * ● were inducted, followed by eight in 2010, seven in 2011, and six in 2012. Five will be welcomed into the Hall of Fame this year. Te latest members were inducted at the 2012 AFLA Conference in San Antonio this past September, bringing the total membership count to 60. Additional details about the Fleet Hall of Fame can be found online at Keywords: Fleet Hall of Fame. ■ (ALPHABETICAL ORDER BY FIRST NAME) Emerson Parker, Hartford Fire Insurance * ● Gary Rappeport, Donlen ● Gary Tepas, Emkay ● Gene Arbaugh, PHH Arval ● George Argueta, Celanese Corp. ● George Frink, GM/Chevrolet * ● George Kilroy, PHH Arval ● George Weimer, Contel/Hertz * ● Hal Barton, Chrysler Corp. ● Harley Howell, Peterson, Howell & Heather (PHH) * ● Helen Bland, Hallmark * ● Helen Smorgans, Johnson & Johnson ● Helene Kamon, Wendy's, AmeriFleet Transportation ● Howard Cook, Ford * ● Howard Wodack, ARI. ● Hubert Ryan, Hertz Leasing * ● Jack Kolb, ARI ● Jack Lamb, Exxon * ● Jack Taylor, Enterprise Holdings ● Jerry Frick, Ford North American Fleet Leasing and Remarketing Operations ● Jim Frank, Wheels Inc. * Jim McCarthy, Siemens Corp. ● Jim Rallo, PHH Arval ● Joe Holman, ARI/Holman * ● John Blessing, McCullagh Leasing ● John Rock, GM ● Ken Baittinger, ARI ● Mike Antich, Automotive Fleet ● Milo Matick, Piemonte Fleet * ● Pat Starr, Consolidated Service Corp. (CSC) ● Ray Breault, Fleet Response/ Hoffmann-LaRoche/Revlon ● Ray Fisher, Chrysler Corp./Donlen ● Sal Crimi, SALEX. ● S. Lester Landau, Picker X-Ray * ● Sam Lee, Lee Fleet Management * ● Sam Penn, PHH ● Shirley Collins, GlaxoSmithKline ● Stan Chason, GELCO ● Sue Miller, McDonald's Corporation ● Wayne Smolda, The CEI Group ● Zollie Frank, Wheels Inc. * ● ● *Founding inductee The Fleet Hall of Fame Awards were presented to six feet professionals in 2012, fve of whom were in attendance. Accepting the awards from Ed Bobit (third from right), chairman of Bobit Business Media, were: (l-r) Don Miller of Mike Albert Fleet Solutions (retired), Howard Wodack of ARI (retired), Debbie Mize of Hallmark, Sue Miller of McDonald's Corporation, and Jerry Frick of Ford North American Fleet Lease and Remarketing Operations (retired). The sixth inductee, Sal Crimi, cofounder of SALEX, was honored posthumously. 30 AUTOMOTIVE FLEET & LEASING ASSOCIATION ANNUAL REVIEW 2013

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