Tourette Syndrome isn’t often linked to fleet, however Stuart Ellis-Myers – a past NAFA Institute & Expo keynote speaker, three-year FLEXY Award emcee, and current board member of the NAFA Foundation – has found an intriguing way to incorporate them.
“Twitchy” – as Ellis-Myers is known – has developed a unique way he’s giving to the NAFA Foundation – and invites other fleet industry consultants to also weigh a similar approach for advancing the fleet industry.
When: August 11-17, 2019
Where: Bentley University - Waltham, Massachusetts
This week-long intensive course is designed for a small group of fleet professionals who are looking to advance their knowledge and grow as fleet leaders while also creating a close bond with their peers. Led by a group of professors who are highly experienced in the classroom and in the business world, this program is designed for current and future leaders in the fleet industry. Visit web page for full details.
By John Wysseier, President and Chief Executive Officer, The CEI Group, Inc.
Perhaps as dramatic an invention as the printing press, the internet has engendered revolutionary changes in the way people work, shop, learn, communicate, receive and share information.
For some industries – like newspapers and retailing -- it’s been a disruptive force that threatens the extinction of enterprises that rely on traditional technologies.
The key to this generational trend is that the internet connects people to each other, faster, with more abundant information than ever before. But, like a new life form that evolves rapidly, the internet has morphed to connect more than people to each other, but people to devices and even devices to other devices.
It’s called the Internet of Things – IoT for short -- and it’s become one of the latest new battlefronts for business. Like all battlefronts, it presents both opportunities and challenges for virtually every industry, and only those who win the battle to integrate with it successfully are likely to survive and thrive.
The Volkswagen Group has ramped up its plans for electric cars with a new strategy to launch almost 70 new models in the next 10 years – up from the 50 previously planned. The projected number of vehicles to be built on the group’s electric platforms will increase from 15 million to 22 million.
The first of the new-generation electric vehicles go into production this year, with the Audi E-Tron to be followed by the Porsche Taycan. Reservations for each of these models already total 20,000 units, according to the group.
Read the article at EV Fleet World.
FMW extends our congratulations to the winners of NAFA’s 2019 Fleet Excellence Awards.
Excellence in Public Fleet or Mobility Management:
Mario Guzman, CAFM, Director of Support Services, City of Palm Beach, Florida
Robert Stine, CAFM, Director – Fleet Management Department, Hillsborough County, Florida
Excellence in Corporate/Private Fleet or Mobility Management
Dave Dahn, CAFM, Corporate Fleet Program Manager, Erie Insurance Group
Jodi Weber, Americas Fleet Manager, Johnson Controls International
The winners were selected from an outstanding group of nominees.
The FLEXYs will be presented at NAFA I&E in Louisville, Kentucky, on Tuesday, April 16.
Learn more about the awards and the annual conference.
Editor in Chief