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FLEXY Awards winners announced at NAFA Conference

The awards highlight those who have impacted fleet management during the previous year


April 26, 2018
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PRINCETON, NJ—NAFA Fleet Management Association has announced the recipients of the sixth-annual Fleet Excellence Awards (FLEXYs), presented April 24 during the opening of the organization’s annual conference, the NAFA Institute & Expo (I&E).

The FLEXYs shine a spotlight on those who have impacted fleet management in the corporate and public fleet segments during the previous year. Three finalists were chosen for each of the seven categories.

The winners of the 2018 FLEXY Awards are:

Outstanding Achievements in Public Service Fleet Management
Robert Gordon, director of fleet management, DeKalb County (Ga.) Fleet Management

Outstanding Achievements in Corporate Fleet Management
Adam Orth, CAFM, Fleet Services Manager, General Mills

Excellence in Public Fleet Sustainability Accomplishment
Rick Medina; Fleet, Fuel, and Equipment Services; Mission Support and Test Services

Excellence in Corporate Sustainability Accomplishment
Safelite AutoGlass

Excellence in Public Fleet Safety
Charles Grab, UCONN Transportation and Fleet Services

Excellence in Corporate Safety
Joe Suarez, Director, Florida Power & Light Company

Excellence in Fleet Leadership
Steven Schoen, Director, Mobility Services Americas, Siemens

Regular Member of the Year
Gary Lentsch, CAFM, Eugene Water & Electric Board, Eugene, Oregon

Associate Member of the Year
Marianne Stewart, CAFM, Auto Driveaway

The FLEXYs are open to all fleet professionals, regardless of whether or not they were members of NAFA Fleet Management Association. Industry leaders, acting as judges in the selection process for finalists and winners, never saw the names of nominees or the organizations they work for. Voting was 100 percent blind, based upon the actions and ideas listed by the nominees on their submission forms. This allowed for unbiased selection based on the quality of nominee accomplishments.