June 4 - 6, 2019 // Hilton Miami Downtown // Miami, FL

Speakers

2019 Speakers

João Andrade

João Andrade

Managing Director, Localiza Fleet Solutions

Mr. João Alberto Mazoni Andrade is the Managing Director in Localiza Fleet Solutions, in where he joined in 2004. He is graduated in Business Administration at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Minas Gerais Federal University) in 1989, Director of Global Fleet Services, MBA at the University of Texas in Austin, (1998 to 2000), and has participated, in 2012, in a management program in Kellogg School of Business. Mr. Andrade began his career as an entrepreneur, as Director Partner in two companies. In 2000 he has joined Roland Berger Strategy Consultants where he has worked on several projects, especially in the automotive industry and financial services. He has begun in Localiza Fleet Solutions as Regional Sales Director, then Operations Director, and now occupies the Managing Director position.

Mike Antich

Mike Antich

Editor and Associate Publisher, Bobit Business Media

Mike Antich is executive editor and associate publisher for Automotive Fleet Magazine. Mike has been involved in the fleet industry for more than 25 years, writing and editing more than 5,000 articles on fleet management, in addition to his active membership in industry associations, including the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA), NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA), and the International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA). Mike is a past AFLA president, a 15-year member of the NAFA Foundation Board of Directors, and long-time member of the NAFA Affiliates Committee. He was chairman of the IARA industry task force that developed the first-ever Certified Automotive Remarketers (CAR) program and has served 10 years on the IARA Board of Directors.

Rusty Barron

Rusty Barron

Vice President & General Manager, Shell Fleet Solutions

Rusty began his career with Shell in 1987 in the Retail Fuels organization. Over the past 32 years he has gained extensive experience selling Shell’s Fuel and Lubricants. His previous role was Marketing Vice President for Lubricants North America, where he was responsible for some of the largest lubricants brands in the US. In 2017, Rusty became the Vice President and General Manager of Shell’s Fleet Solutions business for the Americas. This includes the development and growth of the Commercial Fleet Card & Fuel Business in North America, covering the US and Canada, as well as emerging markets like Mexico.

Kent Bjertrup

Kent Bjertrup

Regional Director Latin America, ALD Automotive

Kent Bjertrup joined ALD Automotive back in 1998 in Denmark. In 2005 he opened ALD Automotive in Lithuania, and in 2009 he was appointed Managing Director of the three Baltic countries. In 2010 he moved on to become Managing Director of ALD Automotive Russia and in 2012 he was additionally appointed Regional Director for ALD Automotive’s activities in the North East European Region. In 2016 he moved on to ALD Automotive’s HQ in Paris to become Group Chief Commercial Officer, while he one and a half year later moved on to strengthen ALD’s presence in Latin America with direct presence in Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Peru & Colombia.

Jaime Bringas

Jaime Bringas

Fleet Manager Mexico, TEVA Pharmaceuticals

Mr. Jaime Bringas is the Fleet Manager in TEVA Pharmaceuticals Mexico. He´s graduated in Business Administration at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in 2003. Mr. Bringas has been worked in the fleet area for 14 years, in a different kind of companies, just like Grupo Salinas and Bayer. In his current role as Fleet Manager for TEVA, has been worked in a different initiatives to reduce the car crash occurrence (EHS), increase the service level, and the last goal was move the TEVA sales force cars to hybrid technology to reduce CO2 emissions. In parallel, currently he is in charge of Mexican Fleet Managers group that has the principal goal share best practices.

Victor Campuzano

Victor Campuzano

Director of Sales & Marketing, ARIZA de Mexico

Victor Campuzano is the Marketing and Sales Director in Ariza. He joined Ariza in 2003 and his vast experience relays in Sales, product development, Operations and client relations. His passion is to apply more than 21 years of experience in the Mexican fleet market to develop business strategy and products and to educate the market creating a positive impact in the operations and results of Ariza´s Clients as well as in the marketplace. Victor is directly responsible for the solid and constant growth of Ariza in the last 16 years. Victor has participated in different conferences within US and Europe in order to explain the trends of the fleet market in Mexico. Víctor holds a bachelor´s degree in finance, an MBA from IPADE Business School, and has participated in Executive management programs in Wharton Pennsylvania and in Kellogg School of Business.

 

Tim Cavanaugh

Tim Cavanaugh

President, Cavanaugh Consulting

For eleven years Tim developed products for General Motors Fleet & Commercial Operations. As the voice of the customer he developed products that were used as work tools to make your businesses better and have advanced technology for the regular retail customer. He wrote the requirements to connect OnStar to the Electronic Control Module to feed vehicle health data back to a web-server and then onto a Smartphone. He wrote the requirements to use Bluetooth to make "Hands Free Calling" a reality. One of the last developments before leaving General Motors was to put WiFi in the Cadillacs and Chevrolets. Today Tim concentrates his efforts on automated vehicles and connecting business leaders.

Sheryl Connelly

Sheryl Connelly

Manager, Global Consumer Trends & Futuring, Ford Motor Company

Sheryl Connelly has served as Ford Motor Company’s futurist for more than a decade. She is responsible for identifying global trends, exploring potential implications and cascading these insights on futuring to organizations throughout the company, including design, product development and corporate strategy. She is a member of the Global Advisory Council on transportation for the World Economic Forum. Fast Company magazine named her one of the Most Creative People in Business in 2013 and 2015. Connelly has been a featured speaker at TED Global, appeared on CBS This Morning, CNBC’s Fast Money and NPR’s All Things Considered with Robert Siegel. Before working for Ford, she practiced law. In addition to a juris doctorate, Connelly holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and a master’s in business administration. When her schedule permits, she teaches design research at Center for Creative Studies in Detroit. 

Pedro Conte

Pedro Conte

Content Coordinator, Instituto PARAR

Pedro Conte is Content Coordinator at the PARAR Institute, the largest association for fleet managers in Latin America, and is also a Board Member at the NAFA Foundation. Pedro holds two Master’s Degree in Business Administration and in Marketing Management and has leaded the development of the PGF Certification Program for Fleet Managers. 

Moran David

Moran David

Speaker, Mobileye
Ricardo De Bolle

Ricardo De Bolle

Global Business Development Director - Latin America, Element Arval Global Alliance

Ricardo de Bolle has over 20 years’ experience in Full Service Lease and Logistic Services domain. Maximizing customer relationship, business consulting, strategic planning and cross selling, exercised a key role in the implementation and development of Arval in Brazil allowing solid and constant growth. He is an experienced Commercial Director and as from a couple of years is responsible for the Element-Arval Global alliance development in LATAM; he is fluent in Portuguese, French, English and Spanish.

Pim de Weerd

Pim de Weerd

Global Commodity Manager Mobility, Royal Philips

Pim is responsible for managing all Ground Transportation at Royal Philips including a global fleet of 12.000 vehicles. Since 2012 he is managing the global fleet where he introduced a global fleet policy, run multiple fleet cost optimization programs, set up a peer network group of International Fleet Experts and ever since he is a jury member of the International Fleet Industry Award. As of 2017, Pim is managing a multimodal mobility program with a mission to create opportunities for more flexible, sustainable and cost-efficient mobility solutions. In this role his strategic focus is on further optimizing total cost of mobility with end-to-end integrated solutions.

John Dmochowsky

John Dmochowsky

Senior Global Fleet Manager, Mondelez International

Dmochowsky is responsible for overseeing Mondelēz International 10,500 Global Fleet. Amongst his most notable achievements when comparing the 2016 total global fleet spend results against 2015 Dmochowsky had a spend reduction of 21%. This reduction was a combination of: a change in the global vehicle selection process, policy implementation, continuous savings initiative and TCO reduction. Additionally, Dmochowsky currently serves on the GM Global Commercial Sounding Board. He served as AFLA president from 2013 to 2014. In 2017 John was named the 2017 Professional Fleet Manager of the Year.

Stuart Donnelly

Stuart Donnelly

Senior Director - Group International Sales, Northern Europe/USA for Sixt

Stuart Mobility Donnelly has dedicated his career to bringing positive disruption to the mobility eco system. Today it is all about how flexibility combined with digitalization and the concept of mobility as a service (MaaS) can bring change to how we manage our corporate travel and mobility programs. Alongside his curiosity and ambition for how to develop and bring change to the mobility ecosystem, by day and night, Donnelly can be found dressed in the iconic Sixt Orange posting photos and vlogs since assuming his responsibilities for Group Sales at Sixt in Jan 2018 covering all sales channels for Europe and the US. Prior to that Donnelly spent the last decade working with Fortune 500 companies globally to professionalize and optimize their global car fleet programs.

Matt Dyer

Matt Dyer

President & CEO, LeasePlan USA

With more than 20 years’ industry experience, Matt Dyer is responsible for leading LeasePlan USA in its strategic endeavors and further promoting the strong focus on optimizing the client experience. Prior to joining LeasePlan USA in 2019, Matt led strategic initiatives that put the customer first during his 5-year tenure as managing director at LeasePlan UK. He played a key role in developing the company’s innovation strategy and oversaw the successful launch of CarNext.com, a pan-European marketplace for high-quality used cars in the UK. Matt has fulfilled several senior positions for LeasePlan, including commercial director and managing director of LeasePlan International. He has a strong record in delivering commercial growth and strategic change and has a significant track record in global business. Prior to joining LeasePlan in 1996, Matt held management roles at Mobil Oil in both sales and procurement and has also worked for Hewlett Packard.

Patti Earley

Patti Earley

Fleet Fuel Operations Specialist, Florida Power & Light

Patti Earley, CAFM® has worked in various capacities in fleet management for over 30 years. She managed the Transportation Department at South Dakota State University, held the post of Deputy State Director of Fleet and Travel Management for the State of South Dakota and is currently the Fleet Fuel Operations Specialist for Florida Power and Light. Patti is an active member of NAFA Fleet Management Association and is currently serving as President of the organization. She also serves as an Ambassador for the National Biodiesel Board and is an appointed member of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Emergency Route Working Group.

Diego Ferto

Diego Ferto

Fleet & Distribution Sales Manager, NAFA
Erin Gilchrist

Erin Gilchrist

Director of North America Fleet Operations, Safelite Group & Belron Global Fleet Team

Tenure with Safelite of 14 years, 12 years in Fleet . Erin has been responsible for national fleet operations for more than 8200 vehicles with an annual budget of over $80M. Fleet operations responsibilities include fleet department associate management and development, process review and reform, contract negotiation, supplier relations and performance management, budgeting and P&L management, vehicle specification/ selection/procurement/up-fitting, national maintenance management, national fuel program, sustainability and environmental initiatives, acquisition and integration activities.

Regina Granados

Regina Granados

CEO , LeasePlan Mexico

Regina joined LeasePlan in April 2014, in the role of LPMX HR Director. Since then, Regina has played a pivotal role in LPMX becoming the only company to receive the highest-level gold certificate for diversity from the Mexican government. As such, LPMX received an invitation from the Mexican president to celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day. In January 2017, Regina became Commercial Director for LPMX, and has been responsible for 30% YTD growth. Regina studied Organizational Psychology at Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey and has an MBA.

 

Miray Halavurt

Miray Halavurt

Manager Global Sourcing Car Fleet & Finance, Mondelez International

Miray Halavurt is Manager Global Sourcing Car Fleet and Finance at Mondelez International. She has engineering background. She holds MBA degree and Integrated Lean Six Sigma Black Belt as well. She has solid business experience – 5 years in Procurement and 8 years in Manufacturing; 10 years on a managerial position. Miray leads Company Cars and Financial Services Cost Packages globally. In this role she manages the sourcing process for more than 10.000 cars. She also works actively on implementation of Strategic Relationship Management Program with key suppliers that enables both parties to grow together. She had developed regional and global based sourcing strategies including upstream sourcing and concluded many highly appreciated sourcing events.

Ferenc Hegedus

Ferenc Hegedus

Global Category Lead - Auto Lease, Auto Rental & Ground Transportation, IBM

Ferenc (Feri) has an overall 11 years of industry experience in procurement, he joined IBM in 2010. Supported and led transformation projects throughout his career and has a broad supply chain T-Shape skill set. He became team leader for EMEA for the Travel Sourcing team in 2014, became EMEA Auto Lease category lead in 2015. In 2016 Auto Rental and Ground Transportation has been added to his scope, while at the end of 2017 he became Global sourcing leader for the same categories. He has extensive knowledge in this area, since he has been working with fleets throughout his entire career and keen on holding educations/training to share his expertise.

Paul Hollick

Paul Hollick

Managing Director, The Miles Consultancy (TMC)

Paul is a recognized industry figure, panelist and presenter at various conferences and seminars across the globe. He is widely regarded as an expert in MaaS/Big Data solutions and managing business to reach the peak of their potential. He has had a diverse career, having had senior board roles within retail, OEM, Leasing, Fleet Management, fuel, mobility and technology businesses. Paul has dedicated the last 15 years to the corporate fleet market. His current roles support training and development of the next generation of leaders within the UK fleet industry (ICFM), while his role at TMC pushes the global market boundaries within the mobility and big data sector.

Lukasz Jania

Lukasz Jania

Owner & CEO, Jania Fleet Mobility

Jania Fleet Mobility provides fleet management and consulting in the CEE Region (central Eastern European). Jania is CEE Partner fleetcompetence Group, with 12 years of Fleet Management experience (LG, KOFOLA - FMCG sector), fleet management company HPI Fleet & Mobility, and Fleet Mobility. He is an experienced international Fleet Management expert responsible for fleet management in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia: 1,500 cars – tenders in 3 countries (OEM, leasing companies) and is a Lecturer in Kozminski University in Warsaw on Fleet Management and Fleet Mobility.

Tobias Kern

Tobias Kern

Managing Partner, fleetcompetence Group

Tobias Kern has a long-standing history in the automotive industry for more than 15 years. He held international positions at a vehicle manufacturer, fleet management providers and consulting companies. Additionally, Tobias Kern is lecturer at the University of Sankt Gallen for fleet and mobility management. In his role as Managing Partner he is in charge of leading and expanding the global consulting business on fleet and mobility within the fleetcompetence Group.

Kevin Kibilds

Kevin Kibilds

Senior Specialist Vehicle Fleet Management, MSD Mexico

Fleet specialist with more than 6 years of experience in the automotive and pharmaceutical industry. Wide experience in negotiations, bidding processes, process development and inventory control. Kibilds strengths and adapting with ease to different scenarios obtained through having lived in 5 different countries, provides a results oriented in crisis or under pressure situations and expansive team work.

John Korte

John Korte

VP Mobility Business Development, Donlen

Responsible for Donlen’s emerging fleet and mobility solution, John leads the conversation and implementation within Donlen’s Emerging Fleet and Mobility Offering. The new generation of innovative fleet management solutions allows for John to help shape best practices surrounding on-demand mobility, last-mile delivery, and autonomous vehicle developers. Mobility is for all – John ensures all solutions are implementable across all Donlen clients. Prior to Donlen, John held positions within US Bank, TCF, and GE Capital over a 25+ year career.

Sergio Lecue

Sergio Lecue

International Key Account Director, ALD Automotive

Sergio holds a degree in Business Administration from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, has extensive experience in Brazil, where he has been working and living since 2007, always managing Commercial teams. He served 8 years as the Commercial Director of the Societe General Consumer Finance entity, then as a Commercial Director to ALD Brazil in 2015. In January 2018 Sergio assumed a new role within ALD Automotive, being responsible of the Commercial Coordination in the LATAM region, with the main objective of providing a homogeneous offer of mobility solutions in all the 12 countries where ALD+WHEELS Alliance is present.  

David Madrigal

David Madrigal

EVP Mexico, Element Fleet

David Madrigal is Executive Vice President, Mexico. Madrigal is responsible for all of Element’s functions and operations in Mexico, including customer relations, business strategy and product development. Madrigal has been in fleet management and commercial finance for nearly 20 years and has led Element’s Mexican business since 2015. His experience spans sales, risk, marketing, operations, project management and business development. Throughout his career, he has achieved a successful record of generating revenues, increasing market penetration, reducing costs and improving business performance. Madrigal holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Universidad Iberoamericana and an MBA from Universidad Panamericana IPADE Business School.

 

Marc Odinius

Marc Odinius

CEO, Dataforce GmbH

Marc A. Odinius (50) is the CEO of Dataforce GmbH – an automotive market research agency headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany. Founded in 1997, Dataforce has paved its way for success by first cooperating with the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) before expanding it sources into further markets to become one of the leading international data providers. As one of the founding team members and now as CEO, Mr. Odinius is leading Dataforce to fulfil its mission – improving automotive market transparency. As a visionary, he has pioneered in fleet analysis, designing data products that have revolutionised automotive market research. He has been responsible for national and international business development, played an active role in product development and now as CEO will continue to drive forward the future of the Dataforce business. Mr. Odinius is a renowned expert who actively supports automotive market players in strategic decision-making. Marc A. Odinius graduated with a master’s degree with honours in cultural studies from Lüneburg University.

 

Adam Orth

Adam Orth

Manager, Fleet Services - Global Business Solutions, General Mills

After fleet industry roles in remarketing, fleet management, and sales with U.S. Bank and General Electric, Adam became the fleet manager of General Mills in 2015. Adam manages a fleet of 1,600 vehicles in North America and is currently working on the General Mills global presence in Europe and Latin America. In addition to his membership in NAFA and AFLA, he serves on the Commercial Sounding Board for General Motors. Adam was recognized with a 2017 Fleet Visionary Award, a 2018 NAFA Flexy Award, and was recently nominated for 2018 Professional Fleet Manager of the Year.

Vince Ricciardi

Vince Ricciardi

North American Sr. Fleet Manager/US Sales Operations Business Lead, Mondelez Global LLC

Vin started his Career with Kraft Foods and moved over to Mondelez when the companies split in late 2012. Vin spent the majority of career moving up the Finance ranks within Kraft/Nabisco with approx. 20 different positions within corporate and Category Finance. The decision to join Mondelez Sales Operations and lead the North American Sales Fleet was an easy one. Vin quickly dove in to all aspects of Fleet Management, and has demonstrated a true passion for this industry and the great people that has help make it truly interesting. Vin also enjoys speaking to other Fleet professionals and knows with their experience, building and maintaining a “Best in Class” Fleet is within reach.

Karolina Carneiro Sassioti

Karolina Carneiro Sassioti

Latin America Procurement Manager, Mondelez International

Karolina Carneiro Sassioti represents Mondelēz procurement in Latin America and has been responsible for MDLZ Global Fleet since 2015. Her background includes global strategy fleet implementation in Mexico, Brazil, Peru, in a scale of more than 2,000 vehicles Procurement professional with + 9 yrs of experience background in sourcing strategy, supplier relationship management, negotiation and project manager. She has worked in difference initiatives to reduce the TCO, fuel consumption and focus on continuous projects. Her current challenge is to introduce disruptive innovation in mobility as well sustainability, as part of fleet management culture.

Steven Schoefs

Steven Schoefs

Chief Editor, Nexus Communication
Greg Scott

Greg Scott

Executive Director, Global Alliance for Vehicle Data Access (GAVDA)

Greg Scott is President of Merevir Consulting, a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm. Greg is an attorney and lobbyist with over 35 years of experience representing clients and trade associations before Congress and the federal administrative agencies. Arising from his representation of the American Car Rental Association, Geotab, Inc., and Recall Masters, Inc., Greg founded and is Executive Director of the Global Alliance for Vehicle Data Access (GAVDA) in 2018. GAVDA is dedicated to preserving the rights of vehicle owners to access and control the data generated by their vehicles.

Pascal Serres

Pascal Serres

Managing Partner, Moby-D

Pascal is a recognized expert in mobility area, having been elected in the Fleet Europe “hall of fame” in 2013 for his contributions to the fleet management and vehicle lease industry. From 2002 to 2017, he was deputy CEO of ALD SA.  In April 2017 he created Moby-D. He has joined Nexus communication’s board in May 2017,and chaired the advisory board for Latam Fleet. He is also CEO of Autofacets France. Pascal is a graduate from HEC (Hautes Etudes Commerciales-1975) and holds a PhD in Economics from Paris VIII University (1986). Pascal speaks 4 languages: English, French, Spanish and Italian.

Arturo Simone

Arturo Simone

CEO, RDA Group

Member of the Global Fleet Advisory Board Latin America. Board Member Element Arval Global Alliance.  Presidente Argentine Fleet Management Association and Consultative partner of Argentina Car Manufacturers Association. Presidente Awto Car Sharing Argentina and Director Arg Leasing Association. Former Director of Toyota Finance Division and Vice President HSBC Bank USA (NYC). MBA Degree at CEMA University.

Manuel Tamayo

Manuel Tamayo

Chief Commercial Officer, Element Mexico
Johan Verbois

Johan Verbois

CEO, 5S Consulting in Antwerp Belgium

Johan started his consulting company mid-2014 where the main Automotive projects circle around Fleet operations, Remarketing, Total Cost of Ownership and Residual Value. He brings more than 30 years' experience in the automotive sector to the table and is also member of the European Car Remarketing Association. In his previous function, Johan was Director Fleet, Remarketing & Dealer Network at Toyota Motor Europe, responsible for development in 54 countries – a job which he built from scratch in 2002. Before 2002, Johan held various positions in Sales & Marketing with Opel, Peugeot & Mercedes

David Weeks

David Weeks

Regional Fleet Manager - Europe, Mondelez International

David is the European Fleet Manager for Mondelez. He manages a fleet of 4500 vehicles across 33 countries. Since 2016, David has implemented new policies in each market; generated transparency on fleet processes, inventory and total costs; worked on global strategies; and supported the day-to-day operations in countries. David’s focus is on extending geographical coverage to new markets in central Asia; continuous refinement of policies and processes; and bringing the learnings from the past 2 years for the next strategic development. He serves on various advisory boards and is passionate about creating a sustainable future for company mobility.

Ralf Wessel

Ralf Wessel

Senior Manager Global Security, Global Fleet & Corporate Facilities, AGCO Corporation
Bob Zimmer

Bob Zimmer

Supply Chain Fleet Technology Senior Manager, PepsiCo

Technology Sustainability Manager at PepsiCo, 34 years fleet experience, ASE World Class Technician, ASE Certified Master Auto, Master Med/HD Truck, Master Collision, Master Transit Bus and Master Truck Equipment Technician.

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This conference was very well done with ample time for networking between the many informative presentations. Attendees included high level decision makers from OEMs, fleets, leasing companies and suppliers making this a valuable experience for us.

-Richard Dennis, Vice President, Autorola, Inc., Alpharetta, GA

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-Rob Lange, Director of Sales & Strategy B2B, Bridgestone Americas, Lake in the Hills, IL

The Global Fleet Conference is always the best opportunity to improve your knowledge about the trends in the Fleet Management Industry, this year´s presentation and business cases were very educational and applicable in the real world.

-Rodrigo Monroy, Regional Fleet Manager, AbbVie, Mexico City, Mexico

“Excellent and timely topics for fleet management professionals in this fast paced, rapidly evolving industry.”

-Greg Miller, President, FleetLogik, St Charles, FL

2017 Global Fleet Conference in Miami was packed with effective speakers and educational content for those involved with fleets (large or small) located in the US plus many other locations.

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