Automotive Fleet

OCT 2013

Magazine for the car and truck fleet and leasing industry

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O F FA M E E AF FLEET HALL PONSOR OF TH EXCLUSIVE S NICOLETTI BOSMAN ANSELMI FIVE INDUCTED INTO FLEET JIM ANSELMI PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK & NEW JERSEY; LORILLARD TOBACCO Anselmi started as an apprentice automotive mechanic with the Port Authority of N.Y. and N.J. in 1965. In 1986, he became fleet manager and joined the NAFA Fleet Management Association. Anselmi started with Lorillard Tobacco in 1996 as the director of fleet and travel. He was the first public service fleet manager to be elected NAFA President in 1995, is a recipient of the NAFA Distinguished Service Award, and is past president of the NAFA Foundation. He served a term as the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA) pres- ident and was the 2002 AF Professional Fleet Manager of the Year. HENK BOSMAN GELCO, U.S. FLEET LEASING (DECEASED) Bosman began his career in the fleet leasing industry working for several years in sales in the Pacific Northwest for GELCO Fleet Management Services. In 1964, he and several partners started Vehicle Lease and Management Services with zero vehicles and expanded to more than 80,000 before the company was purchased in 1972 by parent company U.S. Fleet Leasing (USFL). He retired from USFL in 1989. Bosman passed away Aug. 13, 2009, at the age of 80. RICK NICOLETTI LONG CHEVROLET, FAUL FLEET GROUP, NAPLETON FLEET GROUP Nicoletti began his career in the fleet industry in 1976 when Don Fenton hired him at Long Chevrolet. By late 1978 he was the operations manager, directing a fleet sales staff that processed more than 7,800 ve- hicle orders per year. In 1978, with the growing use of drop-shipment rather than purchasing from regional dealers, Nicoletti developed a sight draft to reimburse courtesy delivery dealers for sales tax and registra- tion fees. In 1982, when Fenton moved to Faul Oldsmobile, Nicoletti joined him as operations manager. With the growing trend toward dealer groups in the mid-1980s, Nicoletti took the concept one step further with the formation of the Faul Fleet Group in 1986. This provided fleet customers the ability to purchase multiple makes from a single source. In 1991, Nicoletti took over as president of the Faul Fleet Group. The following year, Nicoletti and his staff joined the Ed Napleton dealerships and formed the Napleton Fleet Group. Utilizing the Internet as a way for fleet customers to order vehicles, check order status, and obtain vehicle information, Nicoletti developed the first fleet dealer website in the late 1990s. Nicoletti has been active in AFLA for more than 25 years, serving on the board of directors and is a past president. 70 AUTOMOTIVE FLEET I OCTOBER 2013

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