Automotive Fleet

DEC 2013

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PERSONNEL PERSONALS Marianne Stewart, CAFM, announced the elimination of her position as sales planning and communications administrator at Swedish Match North America, where she managed a $10-million sales feet by developing and administering auto policies and feet budgets, tracking expenditures, monitoring legislation and other industry/agency STEWART activities to keep abreast of industry-related issues, as well as a number of other duties. Stewart has been actively involved with the NAFA Fleet Management Association for the past 13 years serving in various chapter and association leadership positions. She previously worked for both Deloitte & Touche as an offce manager/executive assistant to the partner-in-charge and PricewaterhouseCoopers as a human resources specialist. Stewart is currently seeking future employment opportunities and can be reach via email at mariannestewart7001@gmail.com. Scott Struckhoff has been named feet manager for CBIZ Network Solutions in St. Louis. Struckhoff manages a feet of 250 vehicles. Retired feet manager Bill DeWitt has started a new career as a registered cardiovascular sonographer in the greater St. Louis area. STRUCKHOFF "Ending my career in feet maintenance after 40-plus great years in this feld was a diffcult decision," DeWitt said. "This is a job that held my passion for many years. By returning to school, I am completing a dream that began in 1970 to join the medical community. Please wish me well as I move into a totally new career at the age of 62." Earlier, DeWitt worked as director of maintenance, managing 250 mixed feet units for the City of Kirkwood, Mo., and feet operations manager for the City of Little Rock, Ark., where he managed 1,400 units and a 45-person staff. David Schaffran has been named manager, feet operations for Sherwin Williams in Cleveland, Ohio. Lea Covington Rowen was named manager of U.S. feet operations & safety manager for AstraZeneca LP. She succeeds Steve Marcom, who joined Teva Pharmaceuticals. Rowen will work out of the AstraZeneca offce in Phoenix. Kevin Devery, CPM, was promoted to feet manager at the City of Tempe, Ariz., as of July 15. He replaces Aaron Alvarado, who moved to Tacoma (Wash.) Public Utilities in February. Devery has worked at the City feet for 18 years, beginning as a service worker. He has DEVERY 66 AUTOMOTIVE FLEET I DECEMBER 2013 also been a technician, coordinator, shop supervisor, and, most recently, analyst. The Tempe feet consists of approximately 1,200 units. The feet division employs 29 positions, although there are currently three unflled positions. The feet has been named among the 100 Best Fleets for three consecutive years. Michael Derrig was named director feet operations for FreshDirect in Island City, N.Y. Prior to this, Derrig was feet maintenance director for Sysco. Robert Yelk was named purchasing manager Americas at Henkel in Rocky Hill, Conn. He manages the 800-vehicle feet, in addition to other responsibilities. Joanna Bowen has been named director global travel, meetings and feet administration for Bristol Myers Squibb in Plainsboro, N.J. She assumed this position in September 2013. Prior to this, Bowen was director of event operations for the Institute of International Research – IIR in New York City. BOWEN Sean Greene was named procurement category manager, travel and feet at EMD Millipore, an affliate of Merck KGaA in Darmstadt, Germany. Greene, who works out of the Boston corporate offce, assumed this position in January 2013. Prior to this, Greene was a consultant, HR Services and consulting category manager for EMD Millipore. Kristen Denice, director at MetLife, has assumed management responsibility of the company's vehicle feet. Tom Higgs, ACFM, feet manager, City of Conroe, Texas, retired on September 26. He joined FASTER Asset Solutions as a senior feet consultant on October 1. Higgs began his automotive career in the U.S. Army in 1989, as a tank mechanic. His frst duty station was in Berlin, when the Berlin Wall came down. Shortly HIGGS after leaving the Army in 2000, he joined the City of Conroe feet staff as shop foreman. About one year later, the feet superintendent retired, and Higgs was promoted to that role. In 2006, City offcials chose to rewrite the job description, changing his title to feet manager. The City of Conroe has a feet of 416 units and insources maintenance work from four neighboring cities. For his new role at FASTER, Higgs will move to Virginia Beach, Va. He will help feets with the FASTER feet management system implementation. AF

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