Automotive Fleet

OCT 2013

Magazine for the car and truck fleet and leasing industry

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PERSONNEL PERSONALS Long-time feet manager, Bob Stanton announced his retirement from the City of San Antonio, Texas, effective July 2013. At the City of San Antonio, Stanton was the assistant director – building and equipment STANTON services – feet. He was responsible for vehicle and equipment maintenance for 4,700 units, vehicle acquisition, and fuel management. Prior to this, Stanton was director of feet management for the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners in Florida. In this position, Stanton was re- sponsible for the acquisition, maintenance, and disposal of a mixed feet of government service vehicles and equipment numbering 3,500 units. He also had responsibility for the County's bulk fueling network of fuel sites and fuel delivery vehicles. Earlier, Stanton was director of feet management for Polk County Board of County Commissioners, a position he held for 19 years. He joined Polk County in 1992 and held director-level management responsibility for a feet of 2,500-plus vehicles and equipment ranging from Class 1-8 onhighway units, along with 300-plus pieces of heavy equipment. The Polk County feet operation included one main garage and 12 satellites. Stanton was also responsible for 12 bulk fueling sites and maintenance responsibility for 200-plus standby generators. His position also included maintenance responsibility for the city feets of Lake Wales and Auburndale. While at Polk County, the feet was recognized in 2010 as the No. 3 government feet nationwide in the "100 Best Fleets" competition. Stanton left Polk County in September 2011. Before entering public sector feet management, Stanton was city manager for UPS Truck Leasing from August 1988 to November 1992. At UPS Truck Leasing, Stanton had proft center general management responsibility for the Tampa, Fla., branch, which included satellite facilities in Lakeland and St. Petersburg. He was responsible for sales, operations, and maintenance. The UPS Truck Leasing Tampa branch generated $10 million in annual revenue through long-term truck leasing contracts, daily rentals, and repair services. His other responsibilities included contract negotiation, personnel management and development, sales and proft growth, and operations management. Stanton began his feet management career in 1978, as director of feet administration for PepsiCo, a position he held until 1982. Stanton is a past member of the Ford Fleet Advisory Board, serving from March 2009 to March 2013. Allen Mitchell, equipment bureau chief for Arlington County, Va., announced he will retire effective Nov. 1, 2013. He joined Arlington County in January 2012. His re- 64 AUTOMOTIVE FLEET I OCTOBER 2013

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