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Readers Sound Off on Latest State of the Fleet Industry Videos

 

Macro View is What I Want
I just watched the 76th State of the Fleet Industry video and was very impressed how Mike Antich delivered a macro view of the high uncertainty and unpredictability we will face in 2022. Not only did Mike touch on COVID and the impact to the automotive industry, he provided us a new acronym for our fleet vocabulary—VUCA—which stands for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity. Mike indicated that all these factors are at play in today’s market, which I totally agree and hope will fade away soon or sometime in 2023. This macro view is what I need to hear so I can accept and pivot my thinking going forward. Thanks for telling me what I need to hear instead of what I want to hear.  

 

John Dmochowsky

Co-Founder, JC Global Fleet Consulting

Cleveland, OH

 

More of the Same in 2022
I watched the Jan. 2, 2022 State of the Fleet Industry video and CY-2022 is already starting as crazy as 2021—more of the same for sure. I will keep in touch and attempt to provide some content in the fleet and EV world. I always appreciate that you are up to date on what is happening in the industry. Thanks you as always.

 

Rick Sauter

VP - Operations, Allstate Leasing

Towson, MD 

 

Always Very Insightful

The Jan. 3, 2022, State of the Fleet Video entitled, “CY-2022 Starts a New Cycle of Uncertainty” had great content and, as always, was very insightful!

 

Mike Butsch

National Account, Business Development

Primrose Alloys

 

Insight, Acumen & Vision

Mike Antich has documented the fleet industry consistently with insight. acumen, and vision. This was the case again with the Jan. 3, 2022, State of the Fleet Industry video entitled, “CY-2022 Starts a New Cycle of Uncertainty.” We all are grateful and wish you best for more in years to come.

 

Chuck Parker

Publisher and CEO, FixesandSolutions.com 

Automotive Information Network 

Manhattan Beach, CA 

 

Insight to Manage Needs

The Jan. 3, 2022, State of the Fleet Industry video entitled, “CY-2022 Starts a New Cycle of Uncertainty” was another great analysis of the state of the fleet industry, giving us all the insight we need to manage needs and expectations.

 

Bob Zeller

Business Development Manager, Admiral Leasing

Boston, MA

 

Always Informative

The State of the Fleet Industry video entitled, “Multiple Parts Shortages Increasing Fleet Downtime” was, as always, very informative. Keep up the great work. Thanks for the insight.

 

Robert Murphy

Director of New Business, Development & eCommerce

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company

Findlay, OH

 

Worst Nightmare in 25 Years

Great insight in The State of the Fleet Industry video entitled, “Multiple Parts Shortages Increasing Fleet Downtime.” This is probably the worst nightmare for fleet managers in my 25 years in fleet. Seems like a vicious cycle that shows no end in sight. Hopefully 2022 will offer some answers that will allow fleet managers to again optimize resources and get back to managing the fleet instead of putting band-aids everywhere. I forwarded your article to senior leadership to let them know exactly what we are up against. Keep up the great work.

 

David McCauley

Fleet Manager, Service Experts 

Heating & Air Conditioning LLC

Richardson, TX

 

Insightful and Informative

Thank you for sharing the Jan. 3, 2022, State of the Fleet Video entitled, “CY-2022 Starts a New Cycle of Uncertainty.” It was very insightful and informative as always.

 

Philip Nothard

Insight & Strategy Director, Cox Automotive, International

Rishworth, England, United Kingdom

 

Always Learn Something New

Watching the State of the Fleet Industry videos, I learn about fleet industry updates on a weekly basis. With the January 3, 2022 video, “CY-2022 Starts a New Cycle of Uncertainty,” I learned something new about COVID and its possible parallels with the Spanish Flu pandemic. It was very interesting. I too have read recently that COVID behavior is like Spanish flu—spot on!

 

Rodrigo Monroy

Sourcing Manager, U.S. Corporate Services, Novartis

Mexico City, Mexico

 

More Accolades

Following the publication of reader feedback to AF Editor Mike Antich winning the Industry Icon of the Year Award, a new stream of congratulatory letters were received from those who missed the announcement when it was first published. 

 

Congratulations Mike on winning the Industry Icon award! You are well deserving of this award and truly one of the best in the industry.

Jonathan Kamanns

Associate Director, Fleet & Driver Safety, HR Group Functions & Compliance, Boehringer Ingelheim USA Corp.

Ridgefield, CT

 

Hard to have a conversation about the fleet industry (past, present, future) without Mike Antich's name or articles coming up. Thank you and congratulations Mike, you are a truly valued friend and resource.

Joe Stergios

Vice President, Motorq

Chicago, IL

 

Congratulations Mike Antich! I'm so grateful to call you a friend and colleague! You help make our industry great!

Erin Gilchrist Rugg

Senior Vice President, Marketing & Business Development, Transport Solutions of America 

Columbus, OH

 

Congratulations Mike Antich on being named an Industry Icon! It's been wonderful to work in this industry with you. Cheers!

Michele Pierog

Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), ParkMyFleet

Boston, MA

 

Well-deserved Mike. I appreciate all you do for our industry.

Oleg Cytowicz

America's Fleet Lead, Unilever

Saddle Brook, NJ

 

A big congratulations, Mike! Everyone has already said how well deserving you are for the award and I couldn't agree more. I think you should also be in the Hall of Fame!

Tina Kourakos

National Commercial Fleet, Sales Manager, Subaru of America

Philadelphia, PA 

 

Congratulations Mike on the well-deserved Industry Icon award. You are one of the most dedicated individuals in the fleet industry I’ve worked with and I've always admired your integrity and knowledge. Enjoy the honor! I agree that Ed Bobit is smiling down upon you!

Joe LaRosa

Global Fleet Consultant

Glen Burnie, MD

Joe LaRosa is one of the pioneers in global fleet management and was inducted in the Global Fleet Hall of Fame inductee in 2021. Earlier, in 2019, he was inducted in Automotive Fleet’s Fleet Hall of Fame inductee. Editor

 

Well done and well deserved, Mike! You are a true icon in the business!

John Possumato, Esq.

 Founder & CEO, DriveItAway Inc.

Philadelphia, PA 

 

BIG congrats on winning the Industry Icon award! It is a VERY well-deserved recognition.

Barbara Egan

Senior Sales Director, RMJ Technologies

San Diego County, CA

 

Great job Mike Antich on winning the Industry Icon Award! Thank you for all that you do for our industry!

Corey Woinarowicz

Director of Business Development, NoCell Technologies, LLC

Aliso Viejo, CA

 

Mike, congratulations on winning the 2021 Industry Icon Award!

Rick D. Longobart

Principal, Longobart-Ross Consulting

Big Bear City, CA

 

Congratulations Mike! What a well-deserved and prestigious award. Ed Bobit would be so proud!

Terry Langness, AFLA 

Bloomington, MN

 

Mike, congratulations on winning the Industry Icon Award! I can’t think of another individual more deserving of this award. As I look back on my 38-plus years in fleet, I can’t think of another individual that has had more of an impact on this industry. There isn’t a single person who knows you that hasn’t benefited from your knowledge and work. Keep up the good work my friend—you still have so much to give.

Jim Rallo

Retired Senior Vice President, PHH Arval

Cockeysville, MD

Jim Rallo was a founding inductee of the Global Fleet Hall of Fame. He was also inducted in Automotive Fleet’s Fleet Hall of Fame.  Editor

 

Congrats Mike Antich for winning the 2021 Industry Icon Award! It is certainly well deserved. Your knowledge of fleet domestically and globally is unmatched. 

Mark Conroy

President and CEO, TLC Fleet Consulting

Roswell, GA

 

Congratulations Mike Antich on this well-deserved recognition of winning the Industry Icon Award.

Kelley Hatlee, CAFS

Senior Service Advisor, Enterprise Fleet Management

St. Louis, MO

 

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