The Ed Bobit Industry Icon Award was awarded to AF Editor Mike Antich. The icon award recognizes leaders who shaped the industry and is jointly presented by the International Automotive Remarketers Alliance and the National Auto Auction Association. The announcement generated feedback from 568 fleet professionals from around the world ranging from the U.S., Mexico, Europe, Australia, to South Africa. Below is a sampling of the feedback.


I think this is such a great honor for you. You are one of the best colleagues in the fleet industry.

John Dmochowsky, Retired Mondelez International


Congratulations Mike Antich! There probably isn’t a fleet-related award that you don’t deserve. Hence, Industry Icon really does cover it. Well done!

Joe Pelehach, Motorlease Corp.


Massive congrats to you my friend and great recognition to someone that has dedicated his life to this great industry sector. I love the Icon statement! Well-deserved and keep up the good work my friend.

Stuart Donnelly, Sixt


Congrats Mike, you are an icon! Well deserved!

Howard Katz, Utilimaster 


Congratulations Mike. Very well deserved. Ed Bobit would be proud of you.

Robert Briggs, Performance Turbochargers LLC


I remember when you started way back when. You’ve come a long way and deservedly earned many accolades for all your achievements. Congrats on the latest feather in your cap!

Mark Radzely, Lease Industry Consultant


Well deserved! Congratulations, Mike. You have made many contributions and I am glad that others have recognized those contributions with this award!

Les Lynott, President at LK Inc.


Well deserved, Mike! Those who work in fleet have greatly benefited from the information you have shared, edited, and published over the years. May there be many more.

Jim Collins, Royal Cup Coffee


Congratulations Mike! I can’t think of anyone more deserving.

Janice Buxton, Trane Technologies


Congratulations Mike! You really deserve this recognition!

Hugh Sutherland, South Africa


So very well deserved! Congratulations Mike! Ed Bobit is giving you heavenly applause. 

Susan Miller, Geotab


Mike—congratulations on a well-deserved award! So happy for you!

Shaun Skinner, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America


Great to see you recognized for winning the Ed Bobit Industry Icon Award. Well-deserved and I’m proud to say that I know you! Outstanding!  

Barbara Zuroick, AstraZeneca 


Congrats Mike! You’re a class act and incredibly deserving of any and all awards within our industry. I look forward to our paths crossing again soon.

Todd Good, VP Sales, Element 


My compliments to you. This award is a perfect and fair acknowledgment of your passion for the industry and your ability to always challenge the status quo. Keep thinking ahead.

Eric Lelarge, International VP Sales & Business Development, Germany


Congrats Mike, but it seems overdue. You’ve been an icon for a long time without the official recognition.

Jason Lee, Beyond Finance


Mike, you truly deserve this recognition for all of the guidance and expertise you have provided the fleet industry over the years. Well done!

Joe Poznick, Fleet Consultant


Fleet icon? Absolutely! Perfect recognition, Mike, for a career serving the industry. Congratulations on the honor!

Pete Grady, Quality Metalcraft


What an honor Mike, well deserved! It highlights an impressive career (to date, I am sure there is more to come)! It couldn’t go to a more deserving person and friend.

Michael Bieger, Catholic Relief Services


Anything to do with fleet? Mike is your go-to source! Congrats friend!

William Edward Pierce IV, B2B Marketing Consulting

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet