Friday, July 1, 2011

CCSO Fleet Manager Earns Prestigious National Certification

Sean Williams, fleet manager assigned to the Finance Division of the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, recently earned the Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) designation, the fleet management industry’s highest level of certification.

Williams, 40, is one of only a few hundred individuals to achieve this high professional recognition through the National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA) Fleet Management Association.

The honor is bestowed upon individuals who complete a rigorous course of study and pass a challenging written examination and case study in fleet management. The curriculum includes such diverse fleet management concerns as new vehicle acquisition, used vehicle marketing, management principles, computerization, law, insurance, safety, finance and accounting, and vehicle technology and maintenance. The program requires thorough study of dense materials and current practices and procedures in fleet management.

Williams has more than 13 years of fleet experience with CCSO and oversees all aspects of the agency’s fleet of vehicles. His responsibilities include preparing the agency’s annual fleet operating budget, ordering and disposal of vehicles, and supervising the vehicle maintenance and fueling program.

In addition to his CAFM certification, Williams is Automotive Service Excellence-certified as an Automotive Master Mechanic, Parts Specialist and Service Consultant. He is also Emergency Vehicle Technician-certified as a Law Enforcement Vehicle Technician.