Automotive Fleet

DEC 2013

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INDUSTRY NEWS Happy Holidays from Automotive Fleet www.automotivefeet.com Editor and Publisher Ed Bobit Vice President Group Publisher, FleetGroup Sherb Brown (310) 533-2451 Editor and Associate Publisher Mike Antich (310) 533-2467 The entire staff of Automotive Fleet and Bobit Business Media's Auto Group wishes you and your family a happy and safe holiday season. We'd like to thank our readers for their continued support throughout 2013. We will work hard to keep you informed and up to date on all the ins and outs of the feet industry into the new year and beyond! Managing Editor Lauren Fletcher (541) 213-2097 Senior Editor Stephane Babcock (310) 533-2414 Associate Editor Chris Wolski (310) 533-2442 Web Editor Paul Clinton (310) 533-2565 Field Editor Al Cavalli Production Director Kelly Bracken Fleet management company Donlen Corp. recently hired Brian Wright as its senior vice president of products and services. Wright, who joins Donlen from Ceridian Corp, will be responsible for the WRIGHT entire lifecycle of key product oferings from strategic planning through execution. He joins the senior leadership team and reports to Tom Callahan, the company's CEO and president. Wright's expertise includes strategic marketing, product development, Six Sigma methodologies, change management, and profts and loses (P&L) discipline. He previously held several roles at Ceridian, including senior vice president of the U.S. channel and alliance market, senior vice president, and chief marketing ofcer. In the past, Wright also held roles at GE Capital Fleet Services as chief marketing ofcer and general manager of vehicle life management. Wright achieved his Six Sigma master black belt certifcation in 2003, as well as a bachelor's degree from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif., and a master's degree in divinity from Duke University. Chrysler's Dodge brand CEO will now oversee feet operations following Pete Grady's appointment as president and CEO of Maserati North America, Chrysler. Grady, vice president of feet operations and the automaker's dealer network, retains his role as vice president of dealer network development, said Sergio Marchionne, Chrysler Group's chairman and CEO. Marchionne also announced several other non-feet executive appointments. Following Grady's move, Chrysler named Tim Kuniskis to oversee feet operations. Kuniskis has served as CEO of the Dodge brand. Additionally, Saad Chehab is leaving his role as president and CEO of the Chrysler brand to become chief marketing offcer of Maserati globally. KUNISKIS ERRATA In the article "Interview with Tom Coffey of Merchants," which appeared in the October 2013 issue of Automotive Fleet, Merchants Fleet Management CEO Glen Villano and Donna Talbot, head of customer service, were inadvertently misidentifed. Don't wait another month to fnd out what's going on in the industry. Get the latest feet news at www.automotivefeet.com/news. 12 AUTOMOTIVE FLEET I DECEMBER 2013 Production Manager Brian Peach (310) 533-2548 Art Director Armie Bautista Subscription Inquiries (888) 239-2455 bobitpubs@halldata.com National Sales Manager Sherb Brown (310) 533-2451 District Advertising Managers Regional Sales Manager Eric Bearly (303) 681-2615 eric.bearly@bobit.com Great Lakes Robert Brown Jr. 1000 W. University Dr., Ste. 209 Rochester, MI 48307 (248) 601-2005 Fax: (248) 601-2004 rbrown8799@aol.com ‚óŹ Sales & Marketing Coordinator Tracey Tremblay (310) 533-2518 Chairman Edward J. Bobit SOURCE: NHTSA Donlen Names VP of Products and Services Dodge CEO Takes Over Chrysler's Fleet Operations CEO Ty F. Bobit COO Cyndy Drummey CFO Richard E. Johnson Bobit Business Media 3520 Challenger St., Torrance, CA 90503-1640 Fax: (310) 533-2503 Printed in U.S.A.

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