NAFA Fleet Management Association is proud to announce that Peter Grady, Vice President – Network Development & Fleet Chrysler Group LLC will deliver a keynote address at the Association's 2010 Institute & Expo in Detroit, Michigan. The I&E, which takes place April 24-27, is NAFA's annual meeting, bringing together more than 2,000 fleet industry professionals for four days of education, trade show experience, and networking. Grady joins fellow Detroit Three executives, Robert A. Lutz (Vice Chairman of General Motors) and Mark Fields (Executive Vice President of Ford Motor Company) as Keynote Speakers. Each high-level executive will provide a Keynote Address on continuous days of the conference.
"NAFA is thrilled to have Mr. Grady round out its slate of Keynote Speakers for the 2010 I&E," said NAFA's Executive Director, Phillip E. Russo, CAE. "Peter's long and varied history with Chrysler, across the United States and across the globe, give him a unique perspective that will be invaluable for all fleet managers. Plus, his leading role in Chrysler's recent reorganization will enable him to speak on a number of subjects of interest to NAFA membership."
Grady, who reports directly to Sergio Marchionne (Chief Executive Officer of Chrysler Group LLC) has been steadily climbing the corporate ladder at Chrysler since first starting out as a District Sales Manager of American Motors Corporation in 1984. Since then he has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility in the company's field and sales organization, President of Chrysler Taiwan, Ltd, and Director of Dealer Operations. He was named to his current post in June 2009. Grady has a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts, Management, Marketing and Finance from John Carroll University.
Grady is responsible for managing Chrysler Group's fleet sales organization. In addition, his responsibilities also include ensuring that the Chrysler Group's restructured dealer network operates at the highest possible level to ensure optimal sales volumes for Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and Ram Truck products.
The 2010 Institute & Expo coincides with the rebirth of the American car industry and marks the first time in more than 20 years that NAFA has held its annual conference in Detroit. Since many within NAFA's membership source the majority of their vehicles from the Detroit Three (GM, Chrysler, and Ford), the Association is very excited to have such important executives from the industry speak before the Association.
About NAFA's Institute & Expo
The 2010 I&E includes several enhancements designed to guarantee that the conference remains the industry's leading event of the year. Over 60 hours of fleet training, education, and workshops will take advantage of revised scheduling to offer attendees a better use of their time; popular events such as the Public Safety Roadeo, Ride-and-Drive, and Green Zone will return along with a new and improved Expo Floor featuring more than 200 companies showcasing their products and services; and top fleet industry awards by NAFA, Automotive Fleet, Business Fleet, and Fleet Financials will be presented during the conference as well. Official media sponsors of the 2010 I&E include: Fleet Owner, International Fleet World, Automotive Fleet, Automotive Digest, Government Fleet, Fleet Financials, Canadian Automotive Fleet, CamAuto, Fleet Digest, Fleets & Fuels, Fleet Maintenance, Naylor, Fleet Focus, and FLEETSolutions.
About NAFA Fleet Management Association
NAFA (nafa.org) is the world's premier non-profit association for professionals who manage fleets of sedans, public safety vehicles, trucks, and buses of all types and sizes, and a wide range of military and off-road equipment for organizations across the globe. NAFA is the association for the diverse vehicle fleet management profession regardless of organizational type, geographic location or fleet composition. NAFA's Full and Associate Members are responsible for the specification, acquisition, maintenance and repair, fueling, risk management, and remarketing of more than 3.5 million vehicles including in excess of 1.1 million trucks of which 350 thousand are medium- and heavy-duty trucks.