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Gary Tucker

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To:
DealerRater
Title/Position:
CEO
From:
J D Power and Associates
Title/Position:
Significance:

DealerRater, the world’s premier car dealer review web site, today announced it has appointed 30-year automotive industry executive Gary Tucker to the newly created position of Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Tucker will be responsible for leading the company through its next phase of growth, building on DealerRater’s established leadership in the consumer review and content marketing disciplines. He will direct the company’s long-term growth strategy and lead the evaluation of any potential acquisitions.

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Contact Info:
http://dealerrater.com/dealer.aspx

Steve Had

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To:
IHS Automotive
Title/Position:
VP, Automotive Marketing & Customer Management Solutions
From:
Ford Motor Company
Title/Position:
Significance:
IHS Automotive has named Steve Had as vice president – automotive marketing and customer management solutions. Had will lead the team responsible for developing and delivering marketing and communications tools and services for IHS Automotive OEM sales and marketing teams, agencies, dealers and parts and services teams. Prior to his work at Nielsen, Had spent 12 years at Ford Motor Company in a variety of roles in product planning, operations, marketing and finance.
Contact Info:
http://www.ihs.com

Andrea Hopkey

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To:
Talascend
Title/Position:
Chief Operating Officer
From:
AllStates Technical Services
Title/Position:
President
Significance:
Talascend is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrea Hopkey as Chief Operating Officer. Andrea has held key leadership roles at some of the world's leading staffing companies including Adecco, and most recently at AllStates Technical Services, where she served as President, responsible for all aspects of the business. Andrea will take responsibility for global operations, based out of the Atlanta, Georgia office.
Contact Info:
http://www.talascend.com

Rich Coutu

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To:
Manheim
Title/Position:
vice president of commercial sales at Manheim
From:
Manheim
Title/Position:
vice president for the North Central market
Significance:
Rich Coutu has been named vice president of commercial sales at Manheim. Most recently, Coutu served as Manheim’s market vice president for the North Central market. In this role, he was responsible for leading the market’s six operating locations while driving business strategy, maximizing market returns and enhancing customer relationships. In Coutu’s position as vice president of commercial sales, he will work closely with a team of experienced account executives to build upon existing relationships with commercial customers across Manheim.
Contact Info:
http://www.manheim.com/

Brian Wright

Brian Wright
To:
Donlen
Title/Position:
Senior Vice President, Products and Services
From:
Ceridian Corporation
Title/Position:
Senior VP, US Channel and Alliance Market
Significance:
Brian Wright joins Donlen as Senior Vice President, Products and Services. In this role, Mr. Wright will be responsible for the entire lifecycle of key Donlen product offerings from strategic planning through execution. Previously, Wright was Sr. VP US Channel and Alliance Market at Ceridian Corp.He has also held the position of Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager, Vehicle Life Management at GE Fleet Services.
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Steven Saltzgiver

Steven Saltzgiver
To:
Republic Services Inc.
Title/Position:
Vice President, Fleet Operations
From:
The Coca Cola Company
Title/Position:
Vice President, Fleet Operations, North America
Significance:
Steven Saltzgiver has been named Vice President of Fleet Operations at Republic Services. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Republic has a U.S. network of more than 800 waste collection, recycling and disposal operating divisions. Since 2010 Saltzgiver served as Vice President of Fleet Operations for Coca Cola Company, overseeing the company's 50,000 vehicle fleet. Prior to that, he was Director of Fleet for the State of Georgia.
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Thaddeus Woody

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To:
Kent & O'Connor
Title/Position:
Government Relations Coordinator
From:
Office of Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX)
Title/Position:
Staffer
Significance:
Kent & O'Connor, the firm hired by NAFA for legislative work, has named Thaddeus Woody to the position of Government Relations Coordinator. Woody says, "My main focus will be with NAFA, and we will be digging deeper into renewable fuel standards and how they affect the fleet industry. We’re also staying on top of energy and transportation issues and shaping the dialog to make sure the industry’s needs and interests are best understood." Previously, Woody worked in the offices of Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TEX).
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Kent Rathwell

Kent Rathwell
To:
Keynote Speaker
Title/Position:
NAFA International Fleet Academy
From:
Sun Country Highway Ltd.
Title/Position:
President and Founder
Significance:
Kent Rathwell delivered the keynote address 'Global Electric Connectivity' at NAFA's 3rd Annual International Fleet Academy in Tucson on October 21st. Rathwell is president and founder of Canadian owned Sun Country Highway Ltd, leading the electric vehicle movement across the nation by raising awareness and promoting the adoption of zero emission transportation. The company was created to build the most sustainable electric vehicle infrastructure in the world.
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Karen Weigert

Karen Weigert
To:
HTUF
Title/Position:
Keynote Speaker
From:
City of Chicago
Title/Position:
Chief Sustainability Officer
Significance:
Karen Weigert, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Chicago, will keynote the HTUF 2013 National Meeting. Karen Weigert was appointed Chief Sustainability Officer for the City of Chicago in 2011. In this position, Weigert works to guide the City’s sustainability strategy and implementation, bringing innovative, practical solutions throughout the work of the City. Weigert is a producer and writer for the documentary film Carbon Nation, which is focused on solutions to climate change.
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Condaleeza Rice

Condaleeza Rice
To:
NTEA 2014
Title/Position:
Keynote Speaker
From:
United States
Title/Position:
Secretary of State
Significance:
The NTEA announces Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as the keynote speaker at the President’s Breakfast & NTEA Annual Meeting. From 2005 - 2009, Rice served as the 66th Secretary of State of the US, the second woman and first African American woman to hold the post. Rice is currently a Professor of Political Economy in the Graduate School of Business; the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution; and a Professor of Political Science at Stanford University.
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Brian Matuszewski

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To:
ARI
Title/Position:
Sustainability Manager
From:
ARI
Title/Position:
Sustainability Manager
Significance:
Brian Matuszewski has been named among Green Fleet magazine’s Sustainability All-Stars for 2013. The award recognizes those individuals who have made significant contributions to environmental sustainability in the fleet industry and who have gone above and beyond to make their company’s operations and the world greener. Matuszewski directs ARI’s sustainable fleet management consulting efforts, which includes counseling and managing the sustainable fleet needs of ARI’s clients.
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Brian Barber

Brian Barber
To:
LeasePlan USA
Title/Position:
Senior Vice President of Sales
From:
LeasePlan USA
Title/Position:
Senior Vice President of Sales
Significance:
Brian Barber of LeasePlan USA was named Executive Vice President of the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA). Previously, Barber served as AFLA's Vice President. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, he leads LeasePlan's entire new client acquisition sales, including the Strategic, National and Government sales efforts. He also sits on LeasePlan's senior management board and is a leader on multiple internal project boards and committees as well.
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John Dmochowsky

John Dmochowsky
To:
Mondelez International
Title/Position:
Senior Sales Fleet Manager
From:
Mondeliez International
Title/Position:
Senior Sales Fleet Manager
Significance:
John Dmochowsky of Mondelez International was named the new President of the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA). Previously, he served as the AFLA Executive Vice President and the Conference Committee Chair. He is responsible for overall management of Mondelez International sales fleet program for the U.S., including fleet policy administration, strategic partner relationships, management, budgeting, vehicle acquisition and disposal, driver safety, auditing, and reducing GHG emissions.
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Allen Phibbs

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To:
NADA University
Title/Position:
NADA-ATD Academy Director
From:
KEA Advisors
Title/Position:
Professional Advisor
Significance:
NADA University, the education and training arm of the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), is pleased to announce its recent appointment of Allen Phibbs as NADA-ATD Academy director. He began his new duties on August 30. Phibbs, formerly a professional advisor for the dealership management advisory firm KEA Advisors, brings more than 15 years of auto industry experience to the NADA-ATD Academy leadership post. Phibbs and Keith Ely, KEA managing partner, have been guest instructors for the ATD (American Truck Dealers) Academy since 1996.
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David Doyle

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To:
LeasePlan USA
Title/Position:
Regional Vice President, Client Relations Sales
From:
LeasePlan USA
Title/Position:
Director of Maintenance and Repair Management
Significance:
David Doyle has been promoted to the position of Regional Vice President, Client Relations Sales at LeasePlan USA. Dave joined LeasePlan in 2004 in LeasePlan’s Mechanical Department. He was promoted to manager in 2006 and to director in 2010. Dave worked closely with clients and the Client Relations team to analyze data, solve problems, and assist with the strategic direction for client’s maintenance activities. He will serve a portfolio of clients in the Chicago/Great Lakes Region.
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Christopher Stoner

Chris Stoner
To:
LeasePlan USA
Title/Position:
Regional Vice President, Client Relations Sales
From:
LeasePlan USA
Title/Position:
Account Manager
Significance:
LeasePlan USA has named Christopher Stoner to the position of Regional Vice President, Client Relations Sales. Previously, Chris managed a portfolio of eight clients and was an integral part of a Client Services team that achieved a 97% Client Satisfaction score. In addition, he frequently worked closely with LeasePlan’s sales teams in Strategic Planning and Consulting. He will be responsible for delivering service to a portfolio of clients in the Southeast region.
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Sandra Lee

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To:
Johnson & Johnson
Title/Position:
Director, Worldwide Fleet Safety
From:
Johnson & Johnson
Title/Position:
Director, Worldwide Fleet Safety
Significance:
Sandra Lee, director, worldwide fleet safety for Johnson & Johnson and NETS Board Chair, has been named the recipient of the second annual Fleet Safety Award, sponsored by the American Automotive Leasing Association (AALA). Lee is responsible for Johnson & Johnson’s SAFE Fleet and safety policies for the company’s more than 33,000 drivers across the globe. Johnson & Johnson’s safety programs are part of its overall sustainability efforts.
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Ricky Richardson

Ricky Richardson
To:
PALFINGER Liftgates
Title/Position:
Field Service Technician
From:
PALFINGER Liftgates
Title/Position:
Technical Fleet Sales Support/Warranty Manager
Significance:
PALFINGER Liftgates announced the hiring of Ricky Richardson as Field Service Technician. Richardson brings 36 years of experience to the PALFINGER Liftgates team. Previously, he held the position of Technical Fleet Sales Support/Warranty Manager, in addition to ten years of Operations Management experience. Richardson will be primarily responsible for training OEM and distributors with installations training and after sales service as well as training and supporting fleet maintenance and troubleshooting for fleets with in-house service centers.
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Jay Sandler

Jay Sandler
To:
XL Hybrids
Title/Position:
Vice President of Sales
From:
Commercial Vehicle & Commercial Chassis Consulting Company
Title/Position:
Founder
Significance:
XL Hybrids, Inc. has named Jay Sandler to lead its North American sales team. He joins the team with more than three decades of commercial vehicle sales and business development experience, including a decade of success selling alternative fuel and powertrain technology to commercial fleet buyers. Previously, Sandler held several senior executive sales positions at IMPCO Automotive, Azure Dynamics, Navistar and Rockwell Automotive. Most recently, Sandler founded and led a commercial vehicle and commercial chassis consulting company.
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Bart Beckers

Bart Beckers
To:
Arval UK
Title/Position:
CEO
From:
LeasePlan, France
Title/Position:
Chairman
Significance:
Bart Beckers has been tapped as CEO of Arval UK, replacing Jean-Marc Torre who will be leaving the company at the end of February to assume the leadership of the Commercial Banking Group at Bank of the West, part of BNP Paribas Group which owns Arval. Beckers most recently served as chairman of the LeasePlan companies in France where he successfully turned around the company in 2005/6 and prepared it for renewed profitable growth.
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Stephen R. Crowley

Stephen Crowley
To:
WEX
Title/Position:
Senior VP, Shared Services and CIO
From:
Bank of America
Title/Position:
Senior VP, Mortgage and Affiliate Services Strategy and Execution
Significance:
Stephen R. Crowley has joined WEX as senior vice president, shared services and chief information officer. Crowley will be responsible for WEX's global information technology, program management office, and client operations. Prior to joining WEX, Crowley held several senior leadership positions at Bank of America, including most recently senior vice president, mortgage and affiliate services strategy and execution. Crowley has also served in senior positions at NCR Corporation and General Electric.
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Rock Anderson

Rock Anderson
To:
Manheim
Title/Position:
VP and Chief People Officer
From:
Manheim
Title/Position:
VP of People Strategies
Significance:
Rock Anderson has been promoted to vice president and chief people officer for Manheim. He succeeds Lilicia Bailey, who will retire from the company after ten years. Anderson most recently served as vice president of people strategies for Manheim.
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Bob Krueger

Bob Krueger
To:
LeasePlan USA
Title/Position:
Manager, Safety Operations
From:
LeasePlan USA
Title/Position:
Manager, Fleet Maintenance Billing
Significance:
LeasePlan USA has recently added valuable expertise to its Safety Department by appointing Bob Krueger to the position of Manager, Safety Operations. In this role, he will be responsible for managing LeasePlan’s safety program offerings. Krueger began his career at LeasePlan as a coordinator for the maintenance team in 2002. He most recently served as manager of the fleet maintenance billing team with cross functional work in the safety area.
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Joy Lehman

Joy Lehman
To:
Hertz Corporation
Title/Position:
Global Sustainability Manager
From:
Hertz Corporation
Title/Position:
Global Sustainability Manager
Significance:
Joining Amy Blaine on the panel at ACT Expo will be Joy Lehman, Global Sustainability Manager, The Hertz Corporation. The panel will showcase the latest developments and programs available to fleets looking to reap the benefits of driving alternative fuel vehicles via a number of rental and leasing programs.
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Greg Harris

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To:
Loan Portfolio Servicing and Caprock Auto Remarketing
Title/Position:
Director of Business Development
From:
Manheim
Title/Position:
Field Sales Representative
Significance:
Loan Portfolio Servicing (LPS) and Caprock Auto Remarketing recently announced Greg Harris has joined the two sister companies as director of business development. Harris brings nearly 30 years experience in subprime auto finance, auction sales and vehicle remarketing to this position. Harris joins France's team from his previous position at Manheim Auto Auctions, where he was part of the market sales group. While at Manheim, Harris increased year-over-year dealer consignment activity and Manheim product utilization.
Contact Info:
http://www.caprockremarketing.com