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Calk new fleet administrator

City Manager Wayne A. Cauthen announced today that Gerald W. Calk has been appointed the new fleet administrator. Calk was selected from 92 applicants and 12 semi-finalists for the position.

“Gerald Calk’s vast experience in the fleet maintenance field makes him the ideal candidate to fill this new position. It is my expectation that with Gerald overseeing the City’s fleet of vehicles, we will see a dramatic increase in efficiency, based on the type of results his innovative approaches generated in his previous positions,” Cauthen said.

Calk’s most recent position was with the State of South Carolina, where he served as state fleet manager for nearly 10 years. In this position, Calk oversaw the largest centrally managed, state owned fleet in the United States.

His background also includes the following positions: career soldier, United States Army (1965-1986); fleet maintenance superintendent, Clay County, Fla. (1987-1989); director, Fleet Systems Division, Broward County, Fla. (1989-1992); and division manager, Ryder Managed Logistics Systems, Richland County, South Carolina (1992-1994).

Highlights of Calk’s extensive career include:

    Managing a fleet of more than 20,000 on-road units of the largest centrally managed, state owned fleet in the United States, with overall responsibility for vehicle and equipment specifications, procurement of more than $40,000,000 annually in new and replacement fleets, and more than $30,000,000 annually in fuel and fleet service.

    Designing and implementing innovative new fleet fuel program which generated savings of more than $3,000,000 annually.

    Managing combination in-house/outsource program that saved more than $6,000,000 annually.

    Serving as an adjunct lecturer at undergraduate and post graduate levels in principles of economics, accounting, financial management, and consumer economics.

Calk has a bachelor’s degree in social psychology from Park College in Fort Bliss, Texas; and a master’s degree in business administration from Boston University, Boston, Mass.

Calk will begin his duties as the City’s new fleet administrator by mid-October.

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