NAFA Fleet Management Association stands at the forefront of sustainable fleet education and practices. The Association’s commitment remained unparalleled as graduates of its latest initiative, Sustainable Fleet Certificates, received special recognition during the Association’s recent annual conference in Tampa, Florida.
Launched in April 2017, the Sustainable Fleet Certificate Program was developed through a partnership between NAFA, CALSTART, and NC State University, and is designed to educate fleet professionals in proven methods to develop sustainable fleet initiatives, providing the tools and skills that help them succeed in their sustainability goals.
NAFA President Bryan Flansburg, CAFM®, recognized the first-ever certificate recipients, stating, “You are blazing a path for all fleet managers to follow, showing them that not only is being sustainable a good thing for our planet, but it can also be a good thing for your employers.”
NAFA developed the Sustainable Fleet Certificate program in response to a need uncovered after NAFA launched its Sustainable Fleet Accreditation Program (SFAP). “It is clear fleet managers are extremely interested in our accreditation program,” Flansburg said, “but many don’t know how to start a sustainable program for their fleet operations. This training provides all this information and guidance and will be a strong feeder into our accreditation program.”
In order to earn a Sustainable Fleet Certificate, individuals had to attend a full-day training session for which they received a comprehensive study guide. The study guide provided the basis for the course materials, as well as the exam on which individuals were tested. Those who successfully completed the exam at the end of the training session earned a Sustainable Fleet Certificate. The first-ever recipients of NAFA’s Sustainable Fleet Certificates are:
Martin Biffin, Principal Mechanical Engineer, Government of Bermuda Public Works
Mike Bisogno, CAFM®, Director, Commonwealth of Virginia Office of Fleet Management Services
Anthony Bowe, Fleet Management/Shop Supervisor, State of Minnesota Department of Transportation
Michele L. Bowles, CAFS®, Fleet Manager, Washington Gas Light Co.
Ray Brisby, CAFM®, Fleet Manager, Calgary Fire Department
Richard Callis, CAFM®, Sr. Analyst, Enterprise Fleet Management, Charter Communications
Mike Camnetar, CAFM®, Director of Fleet Partnership Solutions, Element Fleet Management
Jeffrey Carter, Fleet Manager, Portland General Electric
Patti Earley, CAFM®, Fleet Fuel Specialist, Florida Power & Light
Antoine Elias, Lead Senior Plant Engineer, Br. C.A.T. International Co. LTD
Robert Ellingsworth, CAFM®, Fleet Manager, State of Minnesota Department of Transportation
Donald Eta, Director, Fleet Management Services, City of Vaughan, Ontario
Marie Gianetti, Insurance Coordinator, Varian Associates, Inc.
Scott Glew, Manager, Fleet Services, Town of Richmond Hill, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
Brad Hawthorne, Deputy Director, City of San Diego, Fleet Operations Department
Nina Hoffert, CAFM®, Fleet Manager, City of Lakewood
Alia Khouri, Deputy Director, City of San Diego Fleet Services
James Laverty, CAFS®, Manager, Vehicle Pool, University of Alberta, Canada
Gary Lentsch, CAFM®, Fleet Manager, Eugene Water & Electric Board
Zachariah McLawhorn, Deputy Director, State of North Carolina, Motor Fleet Mgmt. Division
Quintonio Ratteray, Mechanical Superintendent, Government of Bermuda Public Works
William Rogers, DPW – Fleet Services Administrator, Indianapolis Fleet Services
Rick Sikes, CAFM®, COO, CarbonBLU
Michael Simonds, Fleet Manager, City of San Diego Fleet Operations Department
James Tillman, Director, Business Development EV Services and Battery Storage, MaxGen Energy Services
Katherine Vigneau, CAFM®, Professional Development Strategist, KMVS Fleet+ Consulting
Mike Wilkinson, Fleet Supervisor, Denver Water
Mike Wilson, CAFM®, Strategic Fleet Management Specialist, Element Fleet Management
NAFA congratulates these individuals who have taken the next step toward fleet management excellence.
NAFA is working to offer the sustainable certificate training in autumn 2017. For information about NAFA’s Sustainable Fleet Accreditation Program and future training events as they are released, please visit www.nafasustainable.org
For information about other topics on which NAFA offer certificates, please visit http://www.fleetcertification.org/fleet-discipline-certificate-program/