Trevose, PA, August 29, 2014 – Wayne Smolda, founder and chief executive officer of the CEI Group, Inc. (CEI) will present the winner of this year’s Fleet Executive of the Year award next week at the 2014 Conference of the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA) in Las Vegas, Nevada, CEI announced today.
Mr. Smolda will present the award at a special breakfast meeting honoring the association’s award winners on Tuesday, September 9. CEI has been co-sponsoring the award with Fleet Financials magazine since its inception in 2003.
The award recognizes exceptional leadership by managers who have the title of vice president or higher. The winner is selected by panel of judges drawn from the fleet industry. Criteria include cost-saving initiatives, policy-setting, creation of innovative programs, and cultivation of fleet manager training and management. Last year’s winner was Jerome Webber, vice president of global fleet operations for AT&T.
CEI also announced that it has raised its AFLA sponsorship from Platinum to Diamond, the organization’s highest sponsor level. “For more than 40 years, AFLA has been at the forefront in helping to raise the professionalism of the fleet industry,” Mr. Smolda said. “We’re proud to be a member and pleased to extend our support for the benefit of all of those who keep the wheels of business turning.”
The conference is being held September 8-10 at the M Resort & Spa Casino. For more information about the event, please visit http://www.afla.org/events/2014-las-vegas-afla-conference/.
The CEI Group, Inc. is the largest fully integrated fleet accident, driver safety and risk management provider in North America. Its vendor network consists of some 4,000 collision repair shops in North America, and includes nearly 1,000 truck collision repair centers. Its customers include self-insured, commercial, institutional and government fleets, directly and through alliances with fleet leasing companies. CEI also provides vehicle direct repair program outsourcing to leading property and casualty insurance companies.
Founded in 1983, CEI has headquarters near Philadelphia, PA, and field sales offices in Trevose, PA, Tulsa, OK, and Lake in the Hills, IL. In 2000, CEI launched the DriverCare™ line of services, which include fleet risk management, MVR ordering and compliance, on-line and behind-the-wheel driver safety training and a safety newsletter. For more information about CEI, please visit http://ceinetwork.com.