The ability to tap into the combined knowledge and expertise of experienced and recognized professionals, all in one location, is an unbeatable value. NAFA is proud to announce the additions of Steven Saltzgiver, fleet operations group director-North America for Coca Cola Refreshments and Kevin Fisher, CAFM, vice president strategic fleet operations, Aramark, to the faculty for the 3rd Annual International Fleet Academy this October in Tucson, Ariz.
Saltzgiver and Fisher join an already stellar group of fleet experts including former NAFA president Gayle Pratt; Joe LaRosa, NAFA's current international vice president; Joe Carreira (the 2012 International Fleet Manager of the Year); and Giovanni Tortorici (the president of the Italian Association of Managers Buyers and Used Cars --AIAGA) who were previously announced.
Steven Saltzgiver oversees a fleet of over 45,000 domestically, including the largest commercial fleet of Hybrid Electric trucks in North America, and roughly 200,000 vehicles globally. A respected and in-demand public speaker, teacher and author in the fleet management community, Saltzgiver has appeared as one of the Keynote Speakers for World Electric Vehicle Summit 2013, in Oslo, Norway, and will be a speaker at the 2nd Annual Natural Gas Fleet Vehicles Adoption & Operation ROI Congress in Austin, Texas, later this year. He has over 30 years of experience in the fleet management and public transit industries.
Kevin Fisher, CAFM, was a finalist for the 2013 Fleet Excellence Award for Excellence in Corporate Fleet Sustainability Accomplishment and is a nominee for the Fleet Executive of the Year award. Aramark has vehicles covering 19 countries, with approximately 10,000 in North America alone. As NAFA's Philadelphia Chapter Chair, Fisher interacts with members in one of the nation's key markets, and with companies that do business all across the world.
"Having Steve (Saltzgiver) and Kevin (Fisher) as faculty members for the International Fleet Academy adds yet another layer of fleet expertise," said NAFA's executive director, Phillip E. Russo, CAE. "They are considered by the industry and by their peers as leaders in the field. With them on board and interacting with such an already diverse group of fleet professionals, the coverage of established global fleets, emerging markets, and operations from one to the other is unmatched. I'm very proud that the International Fleet Academy has been developed with that inclusive spectrum in mind."
NAFA's 3rd annual International Fleet Academy will take place October 21-23 at Loews Ventana Canyon in Tucson, Ariz. The three-day conference was designed specifically to meet the needs of those who manage fleets outside of the United States and Canada. In addition to over 15 educational sessions, the conference offers exclusive networking opportunities and a cocktail reception and dinner each night. Early-bird registration is $650 for NAFA members and $1,105 for non-members. After August 16, registration costs are $799 for NAFA members and $1,550 for non-members. Fleet professionals may save $200 off the registration costs by joining NAFA as they register.
Attendees receive several value-added educational items to take back to the office including a ready-to-use executive summary; free subscription to International Fleet World magazine; the newly published NAFA's Global Fleet Guide; and valuable checklists for policies, RFIs, and RFQs. All total, it's a resource package valued at $2,500 - well worth the registration costs alone.