Automotive Fleet

OCT 2013

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sponsibilities at Arlington County include managing the County feet consisting of 1,500 assets. He also manages a $17.4 million budget; supervises maintenance, business MITCHELL (administration), and stores programs, including three program managers and a 60-person staff. The Equipment Bureau provides comprehensive feet services to Arlington County Departments and Arlington Public Schools. Currently, 85 percent of the County feet is capable of operating on alternative fuels. Previously, Mitchell was feet manager for Snohomish County, Wash., where he served for 19 years. Joining Snohomish County in October 1992, Mitchell managed the Fleet Management Division of the Public Works Department. He supervised a staff of 49 at three locations and managed a $25 million budget. Among his other responsibili- ties at Snohomish County, Mitchell provided maintenance and repair services to 15 local agencies and all County departments; procured assets, fuels, materials, and supplies; disposed of surplus equipment; and administered intergovernmental agreements. Mitchell consolidated four facilities into three and managed remodeling of two maintenance facilities and building a new state-of-the art maintenance facility to support the County feet. He left Snohomish County in December 2011. Prior to this, Mitchell was equipment supervisor for King County, Wash., from April 1987 to October 1992. While at King County, Mitchell supervised the heavy equipment section of the Fleet Administration Division of the Public Works Department. He supervised a 25-member staff; provided maintenance and repair, parts and supplies; and fuel to the heavy-equipment feet. Before joining King County, he served as transportation services manager for Rainier Bancorporation, a regional fnancial services corporation, for nine years from 1978 to October 1992. Mitchell managed a feet operated in fve Western states and established corporate feet policies to control feet expansion and cost. After serving as an Army offcer from June 1969 through September 1973, he was employed by The State of Washington department of general administration as a motor pool manager from December 1975 through May 1977, and then served in an intern capacity in the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services until joining Rainier Bancorporation. After retirement, Mitchell will return to the State of Washington to prepare his home for sale and then plans to move to Texas. He plans to pursue his hobbies of fshing and guitar playing, doing some work for his church, and perhaps an occasional consulting project. He can be reached via e-mail at AF Setting Driver Safety Standards For 30 Years ADTS, Inc. has been helping company fleets, both large and small, keep their most precious asset safeā€¦their people. For 30 years ADTS, Inc. has been providing fleets with; - Behind The Wheel Driver Safety Courses Classroom Training Safety Seminars Online Training OnRoads Driver Safety Magazine Our priority is helping your drivers get home safely at the end of the day. Contact ADTS, Inc. at 1-800-486-2387(ADTS) or email us at and learn how we can help you and your drivers with cost effective training. OCTOBER 2013 I AUTOMOTIVE FLEET 65

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