SCHAUMBURG, IL - The second annual Sustainability All-Star award recipients were recognized Oct. 3 at the Green Fleet Conference in Schaumburg, Ill. The 2012 Green Fleet Conference was the largest ever, with more than 1,000 attendees. Green Fleet magazine staff reviewed nominees submitted online based on professional longevity, accomplishments (significant sustainability achievements), innovation (innovative ways individuals have contributed to reducing emissions and fuel consumption), and overall industry involvement.
Altogether, these fleet professionals have reduced greeenhouse gas emissions, created green fleet and sustainability policies, and have dedicated their time and energy to ensuring the path to sustainability is clear.
The following are the 40 individuals, including commercial and public sector fleet managers as well as vendors/suppliers recognized for their outstanding achievements in green fleet sustainability in 2012.
Mike Abrams, Fleet Director, Ferrellgas
Tom Armstrong, Director of Fleet, Thyssenkrupp Elevator
Ronald Bast, President, GO Riteway Transportation Group
Amy Blaine, Director, Strategic Consulting & Sustainability, Donlen
Douglas Bond, Transportation Services Manager, Alameda County, Calif.
Bill Burns, Operations Manager, City of Columbus, Ohio
TJ Chung, CEO & President, Navman Wireless
Rob Donat, Founder & CEO, GPS Insight
Glenn Ellis, VP, Marketing & Dealer Operations, Hino Trucks
Deb Frodl, Global Alternative Fuels Leader & Chief Strategy Officer, GE Capital Fleet Services
Art Hale, State Fleet manager of Energy & Environmental Sustainability, State of Colorado
Robert Hann, VP, Marketing, Go Airport Express
Dave Head, Fleet Manager, County of Sonoma, Calif.
Dale Hill, Founder, Proterra, Inc.
Gregg Hodgdon, CAFM, Dir. of Fleet Ops., E.A. Sween Co.
Tom Hopkins, Dept. Head of Central Warehouse & Logistics, Wright & Filippis, Inc.
Robert Howdyshell, Dir., Purchasing & Fleet Services, County of Riverside, Calif.
Ernie Ivy, Fleet Mgmt. Div.Director, City & County of Denver
Johnson & Johnson, Louise Davis-Lopez, Julie Pedini, and Brian Snow
George Kilroy, President & CEO, PHH Arval
Ronald Latko, Director of Transportation & Fleet Mgmt., Mesa USD #4, Ariz.
Keith Leech, Fleet Manager, City of Sacramento, Calif.
Charlie Mahoney, National Sales Mgr., SCT Fleet Solutions
Drew McClelland, Corp. Sales Mgr., BMW North America, LLC
Allen Mitchell, CPFP, Chief, Equip. Bureau, Arlington County, Va.
Craig Neuber, Dir., Strategic Consulting, ARI
Tracy Oschsner, Asst. Ops. Services Director, City of Fort Collins, Colo.
Mike Payette, Dir., Fleet Equipment, Staples, Inc.
Gayle Pratt, Dir., Global Fleet, Ecolab
James Reinish, Mgr., Central Automotive Division, Port Authority of NY & NJ
Tony Saxon, CAFM, Fleet Support Supervisor, Georgia Power Co.
Devin Scott, Founder & CEO, Energy Xtreme, LLC
Maraskeshia Smith, Public Services Deputy Director, City of Cincinnati
Mark Swackhammer, CAFM, Sr. Mgr., Fleet Ops., Houston Independent School District
Sam Swearngin, Fleet Administrator, Kansas City, Mo.
Brian Tabel, Retail Marketing Mgr., Isuzu commercial Truck of America
Rodney Walker, Technical Dir., Oil Re-refining, Safetykleen
Bret Watson, CAFM, National Fleet Mgr., Sprint Nextel Corp.
Walter West, Dep. Commissioner, Fleet Ops., City of Chicago
Jim Wright, President & CEO, Fleet Counselor Services