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NAFA Member Richard Battersby Named Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year

NAFA Fleet Management Association congratulates Richard Battersby, CAFM, CPFP, on being named the 2013 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year.

Princeton, NJ, June 16, 2013 --( NAFA Fleet Management Association is proud to announce that Richard Battersby, CAFM, CPFP, Director, Fleet Services at the University of California, Davis, was named the Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year by Government Fleet magazine on June 12 during the Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX). Battersby has been an active member of NAFA for over 13 years, serving on both the national and local chapter level.

Battersby has been Secretary, Treasurer, Vice Chair, and Chair for NAFA's Norcal North Nevada Chapter. In addition, he has served on NAFA's National FleetED Advisory Council, I&E Curriculum Committee, and currently serves as Vice Chair of NAFA's Fuels & Technology Advisory Council.

The three finalists for the 2013 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year Award are all NAFA Members. In addition to Battersby, the finalists included Paul Condran, Equipment Maintenance/Fleet Manager, City of Culver City, CA and William Griffiths, Fleet Management Division Chief, Montgomery County, MD.

"We always say our Association includes the best and brightest fleet management professionals and having award finalists like this only bolsters that claim," said NAFA's Executive Director Phillip E. Russo, CAE. "We are extremely proud of the work done by Battersby and elated to see him recognized in this way. But we are also very proud of the work done by Condran, and Griffiths. It's a shame that only one could win the award as they're all winners in my book!"

According to Government Fleet, Battersby's accomplishments include achieving a three-year goal to stabilize the fleet department's operations, introduce efficiency improvements, and correct an operating deficit of $800,000 annually. Condran's achievements include assisting other fleets on the principles of fleet management and alternative fuels as well achieving 80% of the fleet's benchmarking goals. Griffiths' achievements include developing a FY-13 strategic business plan that brought the team together, and accomplishing the key goals of the plan.

About NAFA Fleet Management Association
NAFA is the world's premier non-profit association for professionals who manage fleets of sedans, public safety vehicles, trucks, and buses of all types and sizes, and a wide range of military and off-road equipment for organizations across the globe. NAFA is the association for the diverse vehicle fleet management profession regardless of organizational type, geographic location or fleet composition. NAFA's Full and Associate Members are responsible for the specification, acquisition, maintenance and repair, fueling, risk management, and remarketing of more than 3.5 million vehicles including in excess of 1.1 million trucks of which 350 thousand are medium- and heavy-duty trucks. For more information visit
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