Ron Kennedy, CEM

Oct. 24, 2014
Manatee County (Fla.) Fleet Services
Class: 2014 Age: 39 Company: Manatee County (Fla.) Fleet Services

Certifications: Certified Equipment Manager, AEMP; Certified Public Fleet Professional, APWA

Professional accomplishments: Spearheaded an initiative in our landfill arena for a rebuild versus replacement program that has resulted in millions of dollars saved or deferred within the capital budget of the program. Submerged myself within the emissions requirements for the current and past regulations. I have cross-trained team members and fellow fleet managers, as well as OEMs and vendors on the technology of both on- and off-road vehicles and equipment.

Off the clock: SCUBA is a sport my beautiful wife and I have in common and enjoy doing together.

Favorite vacation: A recent trip to the Florida Keys with my entire family. Our time was spent in a relaxing oceanfront resort where our wake-up view every morning was the gorgeous ocean and backwaters of the area.

Fun Fact: I have been told I am a great singer.