NAFA seeking nominees for Goill Awards

The NAFA Fleet Management Assn. is accepting submissions for its Goill Awards program until Friday, March 12. The awards will be presented at NAFA’s 2010 Institute & Expo in Detroit, April 24-27

The NAFA Fleet Management Assn. is accepting submissions for its Goill Awards program until Friday, March 12. The awards will be presented at NAFA’s 2010 Institute & Expo in Detroit, April 24-27.

The Larry Goill Memorial Quality Fleet Management Idea Award honors individuals with innovative ideas to increase productivity or create bottom-line cost savings. Recent winning ideas have included innovative uses of Internet technology; the formation of both internal and external strategic alliances; cost and efficiency savings realized by restructuring personnel; the design of unique vehicles to meet special needs; creative lifecycle analysis and decision-making; and unique hiring and retention practices.

“The Goill Awards are an opportunity for fleet managers to get recognized for their innovation and problem-solving techniques,” said NAFA executive director Phillip E. Russo, CAE. “They showcase how fleet professionals turn situations into solutions. They are among the best ideas in today’s fleet management profession. I am sure with the many situations the industry faced in 2009 there are abundant solutions that fleet managers will be submitting for this year’s awards.”

Last year’s winners included: Mark Bellamy, CAFM, County of York, VA; George Hrichak, CEM, CPFP, City of Chesapeake, VA; Bob McElheney, CAFM, City of Newport News, VA; and Charles Stang, CAFM, State of Ohio.

Applications may be submitted by any individual who is directly employed in a vehicle management role by any company, utility, government agency, or not-for-profit organization in the U.S. or Canada. Eligibility is limited to persons who perform the usual and customary duties of motor vehicle fleet administration directly for the fleet operator and who are not engaged in the sale, rental, lease of, or providing services to motor vehicles.

All entries are judged by a panel of fleet managers who base their decisions on originality and innovativeness; demonstrated effectiveness of the practice as documented in the entry; and applicability to other fleets.

For more information, go to http://www.nafa.org/goillawards.

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