Montgomery County’s Fleet Manager Named Fleet Manager of the Year

June 24, 2015

Bill Griffiths, manager of Montgomery County’s Department of General Services’ (DGS) Division of Fleet Management Services was recently named the 2015 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year by Government Fleet at its annual Government Fleet Expo and Conference held earlier this month in Denver.

Griffiths, who was named division chief in April 2012, was chosen from among three finalists for the national award.  A panel of judges consisting of working fleet managers reviewed candidates in 10 categories: business plan, technology implementation, productivity, policies, preventative maintenance program, utilization management, replacement program, customer service, fuel management and safety.  In addition to excelling in these categories, Griffiths was recognized for his leadership in the development and execution of the County’s fleet replacement program, overcoming a six-year, 1,000 vehicle backlog.  This was accomplished through a systematic effort of data compilation and leveraging that data to highlight ways the fleet could be reduced and savings realized. As a result, the County reduced its fleet by 27 vehicles, saving $1 million in capital costs.

“Bill Griffiths is a tireless and visionary professional,” said DGS Director David Dise. “He has introduced best management practices, performance metrics, and environmental guidelines and strategies that have improved every aspect of Montgomery County’s large and varied fleet. Through his efforts the County has reduced cost, improved efficiencies and become a recognized leader among municipal fleets.”