Automotive Fleet

DEC 2013

Magazine for the car and truck fleet and leasing industry

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FORD SEEKS INPUT DURING FALL FLEET ADVISORY BOARD MEETING The Ford Fleet Advisory Board recently held a meeting to discuss issues related to feet operations and upcoming products, and provide feedback to the automaker. F ord's North American Fleet, Lease, and Remarketing Operations (NAFLRO) held its 2013 Fall Fleet Advisory Board meeting in Dearborn, Mich., October 16-18. Attendees received an overview of Ford's current and upcoming products, discussed vehicle safety, and were treated a tour of the automaker's Flat Rock Plant, where the Ford Fusion and Ford Mustang are assembled. Te frst day included a company update by John Ruppert, general manager, commercial and government operations, and a model overview by Gerry Koss, feet marketing manager. Te second day looked at specifc model segments, including car, SUV, CUV, and truck models. Te fnal day ended with the tour of the Flat Rock Assembly plant. AF (L-R) Megan Pallischeck of Ford Motor Company, Jerome Hoes of GEICO, Fred McKinnon of Lorillard Corp, Kirk Budhai of Hearst Corp, and Ken Foster of Tyco during the opening-day business meeting. Prior to taking a tour of the Flat Rock Assembly Plant, attendees received an overview the Ford Fusion and Mustang. (L-R) Cal Turgeon of Ford Canada, Jason Pucely of Best Buy, and Natalie Olson of Ford posed for a photo at the welcome reception. It's safety frst as Jerome Hoes of GEICO (left) and Don Borthwick of Ford toured the Flat Rock Assembly Plant. Attendees received a full overview of Ford's product plans and provided input during the business meeting portion of the event. 56 AUTOMOTIVE FLEET I DECEMBER 2013 (L-R) Angela Polenske of Kone, John Ruppert of Ford, and Theresa Price of Boehringer-Ingelheim enjoyed the welcome reception. Attendees were able to follow a Fusion through the entire assembly process during a tour of the Flat Rock Assembly Plant. Attendees queued up to get a frst-hand look at the all-new Ford Transit.

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