New player on Canadian fleet management scene

Mercury opens in Midhurst, Ontario

April 7, 2014
by Fleet Management Staff

ROCKVILLE, Maryland—Mercury Associates Inc, has opened a Canadian office in Midhurst, Ontario.

Since its founding 12 years ago, Mercury has provided fleet management consulting services to public and private-sector entities in North America. In Canada, Mercury’s clients have included companies such as BC Hydro, Bell Canada, EPCOR, Horizon Utilities, National Express Corporation, Shell Canada, and Suncor Energy; local government jurisdictions such as Calgary, Fredericton, Medicine Hat, North Bay, Saint John, Toronto, Vancouver, and Waterloo; and provinces and territories such as Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Yukon.

Mercury’s Canadian fleet consulting services will be managed by Katherine Vigneau, CAFM and Bannu Hurtig. Vigneau recently joined Mercury as a senior manager. Previously, she spent more than 26 years in the Canadian Army, holding various positions in logistics and transportation, both in Canada and abroad, including serving as the Army’s Fleet Manager, responsible for policy oversight and management of a fleet of over 32,000 vehicles. Vigneau holds a Professional Logistician designation, a Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) designation, a CITT-Certified Logistics Professional and master’s degrees in Business Administration and Defense Studies. She has held numerous positions in the NAFA Fleet Management Association and received NAFA’s Excellence in Education Award in 2010.

Hurtig joined Mercury as a Senior Consultant after retiring from Bell Canada Enterprises, Inc. During her 28 years at Bell, she held management positions in wireless technology, marketing, network technology, and as Managing Director of Bell’s Vehicle Fleet Solutions organization, with a nationwide fleet of 13,000+ vehicles for upwards of 15 subsidiaries of Bell. She is a Professional Engineer, licensed in the Province of Ontario, and holds a Master of Applied Science degree from the University of Toronto.