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Winners Announced for NAFA’s 2020 Fleet Excellence Awards (FLEXYs)

Contact: Donald Dunphy
NAFA Fleet Management Association
Winners Announced for NAFA’s 2020 Fleet Excellence Awards (FLEXYs)
PRINCETON, N.J. (March 10, 2020) – NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA), the vehicle fleet industry’s largest membership association, announces the winners for NAFA’s 2020 Fleet Excellence Awards (FLEXYs), the top honors in the fleet and mobility industry. They will be presented on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, during NAFA’s annual conference, the Institute & Expo (I&E).
The 2020 FLEXY winners are:
Excellence in Corporate/Private Fleet or Mobility Management
  • Jerry Holman, Stonebrooke Equipment, Inc.
  • Steve Larsen, Ruan Transportation
  • Chris Schaefer, Ohio Farmers Insurance Group
Excellence in Public Fleet or Mobility Management
  • George Hrichak, City of Chesapeake, Chesapeake, VA
  • Brad Salazar, Denver Department of Transportation and Infrastructure, Fleet Management Division, Denver, CO
  • Bradley J Smith, Poudre Fire Authority, Fort Collins, CO
The FLEXYs shine a spotlight on leaders who have impacted fleet management in both the corporate and public fleet segments during the previous year. The awards’ nomination process was open to all fleet professionals throughout the United States and Canada, regardless of NAFA Fleet Management Association membership status.
The winners are also invited to present at an I&E session on April 7 -- “Walk with the Winners – FLEXY Award Finalists Share Their Secrets” – sharing their best practices in fleet.
NAFA thanks all finalists of the 2020 Fleet Excellence Awards for contributing their submissions, which showcase impressive innovations and solutions for the fleet industry.
Excellence in Public Fleet or Mobility Management
  • Alex Alfonso, Miami Dade County, FL
  • Calvin Chambliss, City of Richmond Fleet Mgt., FL
  • Kevin Fareri, Texas DoT
  • Matthew Hansen, Vector Fleet Mgt/City of Fayetteville, NC
  • Christopher Melton, County of Ventura, CA
  • Riley Moore, UCLA Transportation, CA
  • Timothy Thompson, United States Air Force
  • Craig Willingham, Chesterfield County, VA
Excellence in Corporate/Private Fleet or Mobility Management
  • ATCO Group/Jason Allan
  • John Dmochowsky, Mondelez
  • Dina Kushaliyeva, Direct Energy
  • Alex May, Rollins
  • Robert Nitrauer, Mettler-Toledo
  • Kris Peterinelli, Jubilant Radio Pharmacies
  • Jim Petrillo, FujiFilm
To register for the 2020 I&E, visit www.nafainstitute.org.
About NAFA’s Institute & Expo
NAFA’s annual Institute & Expo conference is the largest gathering of fleet and mobility managers. The event program, created by fleet managers for fleet managers, features fleet training sessions, education, and workshops; and an Expo floor with more than 250 companies showcasing their products and services. The 2020 Institute & Expo is April 6-8, in Indianapolis, Ind. More information and registration details can be found at http://www.nafainstitute.org.
NAFA thanks the following media outlets for the continued support of Institute & Expo: Canadian Automotive Fleet, Equipment Today, Field Technologies, FleetOwner, Fleet Management Weekly, Modern WorkTruck Solutions, The Municipal, My Little Salesman, Supply Professional, Utility Fleet Professional, and Utility Products.
About NAFA Fleet Management Association
NAFA Fleet Management Association is the membership organization for professionals who manage the mobility requirements of vehicle fleets that include commercial, public safety, trucks, and buses of all types and sizes; and a wide range of military and off-road equipment for corporations, governments, universities, utility fleets, and law enforcement in North America and across the globe. NAFA’s members are responsible for the specification, acquisition, maintenance, repair, fueling, risk management, and remarketing of more than 4.6 million vehicles that drive an estimated 50 billion miles each year.  NAFA’s members control assets and services well above $100 billion each year.
For more information, please visit www.nafa.org, and communicate with NAFA on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.