CARICOM and UNEP extend cooperation on environment Oct 7, 2020 ‘Closing the Gap’ MESSAGE BY SECRETARY-GENERAL, CARICOM, AMBASSADOR IRWIN LAROCQUE, ON THE OCCASION OF WORLD AIDS DAY 2014 World AIDS Day provides an opportunity for reflection and resolution. Not long ago an affliction with HIV and AIDS was literally a death sentence. Today, thanks to scientific breakthroughs and access to treatment, people with HIV and AIDS are living longer and leading productive lives. Yet there are lingering challenges to overcome. Among them are the increases in new infections in young women and vulnerable populations. Only 50 percent of the people living with HIV in the Caribbean are on treatment, and there exists the persistence of relatively high dependency on external assistance, ranging from 40-80 percent, to finance the AIDS response. Aug 25, 2020 CARPHA: Leading the Caribbean’s COVID-19 Response – VIDEO Oct 7, 2020 Sep 25, 2020 Standards, Quality Still Important The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat notes the recommendations resulting from the recently concluded Thirteenth Annual General Meeting of PANCAP held in Guadeloupe aimed at accelerating the AIDS response. Pivotal to this objective is the emphasis on treatment, prevention and the elimination of stigma and discrimination. Targets and indicators for each of these priorities provide the basis for accountability through monitoring and evaluation. In this way, it identifies the gaps and inequalities to be addressed and, as a result, how best to allocate scarce resources in the fight against the spread of the epidemic. There is also emphasis on health systems strengthening and universal access to treatment, care and support which strikes at the core of the lingering challenges. It is a recognition that overcoming these challenges requires combined public health responses to HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, non-communicable diseases and Chikungunya and other health emergencies. This development is consistent with the call by CARICOM Heads of Government in 2012 for PANCAP and the newly established Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) to work in tandem to secure the health and wellbeing of the Region. It resonates with the CARICOM Strategic Plan 2015-2019 which identifies health as one of its priorities. It also sits well with emerging proposals for the Post-2015 Development Agenda in which sustainable and universal health loom as essential components. Moreover, it fulfils the aspirations of the Nassau Declaration of CARICOM Heads 2001 that the ‘Health of the Region Is The Wealth of The Region’. As we celebrate World AIDS Day 2014 let us join in the resolution to ‘’close the gap’’. Let us resolve, to accelerate treatment so that we leave no one behind; to emphasise prevention, thereby reducing prevalence; and to stamp out HIV and AIDS-related stigma and discrimination as recognition that social justice and human rights are values that apply to all. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… You may be interested in… Former CARICOM Assistant Secretary-General Dies Share this on WhatsApp
Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Jul 2, 2020 Nov 1, 2019 Connect with CTO on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/CaribbeanTourismOrganization. Visitor arrivals to Barbados jump 4.7% – CARICOM… You may be interested in… Dec 9, 2019 Caribbean Tourism Month begins today Coronavirus Will Cost Global Tourism at Least $1.2 trillion Statement on the occasion of the Forty-Seventh Anniversary… This week’s announcement of a change in diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States is a welcome opportunity to increase tourist arrivals to the Caribbean. With the US already being the region’s largest source market, producing nearly half of our tourism business, this new development could enhance those numbers. Last year we welcomed over 12 million Americans to our shores. An opportunity to substantially increase that number will be welcomed.Cuba is a longstanding and active member of the Caribbean Tourism Organization, having joined the CTO in 1992. The island is actively engaged in our trade and consumer promotions in Canada, Latin America and Europe and we look forward to including Cuba in our programmes in the United States. We now anticipate the island’s broader participation in CTO-organised global and regional events in the future.Naturally, an unusually large inflow of new travelers to the Caribbean will have varying effects on Cuba and the rest of the Region. The CTO will provide the technical resources necessary to manage the growth, reduce any dislocation, and help create sustainable tourism development strategies throughout our member-countries.The CTO proudly promotes an exciting, diverse tourism product offered by its over 30 member countries and Cuba is an integral part of that diversity. The success of every member-country is an important focus of the Organization’s overall vision for the Caribbean. (Caribbean Tourism Organisation) DECLARATION OF ST. MARY’S ON THE OCCASION OF THE SIXTH CARICOM-CUBA SUMMIT. ST. MARY’S, ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, 8 DECEMBER 2017We, the Heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community and the Republic of Cuba, meeting in St. Mary’s, Antigua and Barbuda, on 8 December 2017, on the occasion of the Sixth CARICOM-Cuba Summit and in commemoration of the forty-fifth anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations among the independent states…December 9, 2017In “Antigua & Barbuda”Declaration Adopted At The Conclusion Of The Sixth Meeting Of Ministers Of Foreign Affairs Of CARICOM And CubaWe, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Republic of Cuba, having met in Georgetown, Guyana, on June 14th, 2019, on the occasion of the Sixth CARICOM-Cuba Ministerial Meeting. Recalling the Summit Declarations of Havana 2002, Bridgetown 2005, Santiago de Cuba 2008, Port of Spain…June 14, 2019In “CARICOM”Statement to mark CARICOM-Cuba Day, 8 December 2018The 8th of December 2018 marks the Forty-Sixth Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago, the four CARICOM countries independent at that time, and Cuba. That historic and courageous act of 8 December 1972 has grown over the years into a strong…December 7, 2018In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp About the Caribbean Tourism OrganizationThe Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), with headquarters in Barbados and offices in New York and London, is the Caribbean’s tourism development agency comprising membership of over 30 countries and territories including Dutch, English, French and Spanish, as well as a myriad of private sector allied members. The CTO’s vision is to position the Caribbean as the most desirable, year round, warm weather destination, and its purpose is Leading Sustainable Tourism – One Sea, One Voice, One Caribbean.Among the benefits to its members the organization provides specialized support and technical assistance in sustainable tourism development, marketing, communications, advocacy, human resource development, event planning & execution and research & information technology.In addition the CTO, in partnership with the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association, jointly and equally owns the Caribbean Tourism Development Company, a marketing and business development entity dedicated to promoting the Caribbean brand worldwide.The CTO’s Headquarters is located at Baobab Tower, Warrens, St. Michael, Barbados BB 22026; Tel: (246) 427-5242; Fax: (246) 429-3065; E-mail: [email protected] CTO’s New York office is located at 80 Broad St., Suite 3302, New York, NY 10004, USA: Tel: (212) 635-9530; Fax: (212) 635-9511; E-mail: [email protected];The CTO’s London office is located at The Quadrant, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1BP, England. Tel: 011 44 208 948 0057; Fax: 011 44 208 948 0067; E-mail: [email protected]; For more information on the Caribbean Tourism Organization please visit www.OneCaribbean.org. Get the latest CTO updates on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/ctotourism. Sep 23, 2019
Dec 17, 2019 Towards a New Development Vision for the Region –… You may be interested in… Jul 28, 2020 Reflections on Future of Guyana in Caribbean Community Mega shopping mall for CARIFESTA XIIILocal and regional entrepreneurs will have a rare opportunity to showcase their products to international buyers as well as shoppers from the Caribbean when the new CARIFESTA Grand Market and Buyer’s Shopping Mall opens at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC) on August 17. Described by coordinator Andre Hoyte as a…April 13, 2017In “Barbados”Barbados building CARIFESTA legacyCARIFESTA XIII promises to be to be a diverse festival with a lasting legacy. During a media update in his Sky Mall office on Monday, Minister with responsibility for Culture, Stephen Lashley highlighted several plans for the Festival. One notable feature referred to by the Minister was the Grand Market…July 11, 2017In “Barbados”Put your money where your mouth is! – Barbados Culture MinisterMinister of Culture, Sports and Youth of Barbados, the Hon. Stephen Lashley, is of the view that regional Governments needed to redirect some of their resources to the cultural industries if they were truly interested in regional economic expansion and development. He said funding that was going to some traditional sectors that…June 22, 2017In “Anguilla”Share this on WhatsApp A proposed Caribbean shopping centre during the staging here of the Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) this year is generating global interest, according to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth.In a release issued through its public relations consultants, Finer Points Consultants Inc, the ministry said in addition to the eight Caribbean Community countries that had confirmed their participation in CARIFESTA XIII, there had been interest in the Grand Market and Buyer’s Shopping Mall from as far as the Middle East.“In addition to early confirmers Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Guyana, Montserrat and St Lucia, there has been interest shown in the regional showcase from international buyers in Colombia, North America, Europe the Middle East as well as from other Caribbean islands, who have a special interest in one of the major events for the festival – the Grand Market and Buyer’s Shopping Mall,” it said.“The Caribbean’s first mega mall is expected to feature the widest range of Caribbean creative products under one roof with over 300 booth spaces available.” Read more at: Barbados Today Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Nov 28, 2019 Feb 10, 2020 Antigua and Barbuda Still Committed to Hosting CARIFESTA in… CARICOM Mourns Passing of Culture Director of Antigua and…
President of the Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica Martin Lyn says that Alia Atkinson’s new world record effort shows that she is dedicated to greatness. Atkinson lowered her 50 metres breaststroke world record to 28.56 seconds, shaving .08 of a second off the previous mark at the FINA (Short Course) Swimming World Cup in Budapest, Hungary, yesterday. Yuliya Efimova of Russia finished second in 29.22, while American Molly Hannis grabbed the bronze medal in 29.51. Another World Cup win for Jamaica’s Alia Late birthday gold for Jamaica’s Swimming champion… Video Playerhttps://today.caricom.org/wp-content/uploads/Alia_atkinson.mp400:0000:0000:48Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. “The swimming association is lucky to have someone like this performing this well to keep on attracting new talent to the sport,” Lyn said. “The way she has approached the sport is second to none. It is not easy to stay at the top of any sport, especially aquatics. We are really proud of her,” Lyn said. GREAT ACHIEVEMENT Nov 18, 2018 Dec 12, 2018 Jamaica’s Atkinson continues World Cup Swimming dominanceJamaica’s swim star Alia Atkinson on Sunday stamped her dominance on the 50 Short Course Meters (SCM) Breaststroke event in Tokyo winning another gold medal for her country at the FINA Swimming World Cup. Recording a blistering 28.95 seconds she again finished ahead of the Russian Champion Yuliya Efimova (29.56)…November 11, 2018In “Jamaica”Saluting our women – 100 m swimming world record holder Alia AtkinsonAlia Shanee Atkinson (born December 11, 1988) is a Jamaican swimmer and Olympian. She became the first black woman to win a world swimming title when she triumphed in the 100m breaststroke at the world short-course championships in Doha recently. She also competed at the 2004 Olympics, and four years later…March 8, 2015In “General”Late birthday gold for Jamaica’s Swimming champion Alia AtkinsonSHANGHAI, China (AFP) via Observer — Jamaican star Alia Atkinson celebrated turning 30 by finally winning 50m breaststroke gold at the short course World Swimming Championships on Wednesday. Atkinson’s landmark birthday was on Tuesday but she had to wait a day to really mark the occasion in imperious style in…December 12, 2018In “Jamaica”Share this on WhatsApp Sep 6, 2019 “This just goes to show Alia’s dedication to training and to want to be the best that she can possibly be,” Lyn told The Sunday Gleaner. “I hope young swimmers, and young Jamaicans, for that matter, are paying attention because she is definitely carving out the path of an icon,” Lyn said. Atkinson first broke the world record in this event two years ago in Tokyo, Japan. In that same year, she equalled Lithuania’s Ruta Meilutyte’s 100m breaststroke world record with her 1:02.36 effort in Chartres, France, to become the first black woman to win a world swimming title. St. Vincent’s Swimming: A Small Nation with Big Dreams Nov 16, 2018 Two Jamaicans in a World Cup Swimming Finals – A First Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange also congratulated the four-time Olympian on her outstanding achievement. Grange described Atkinson, who is coached by Chris Anderson in Florida, as a “phenomenal athlete who continues to do extraordinary things”. “This is an extraordinary achievement for Alia. I know she felt personal disappointment with her performance at the Commonwealth Games, but we were proud of her silver medal. But now, here she is, five months later, breaking her world record. “It goes to show: we must never give up. Alia continues to be an inspiration for us all, and we are all very proud of this latest achievement.” Jamaica Gleaner Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… You may be interested in…
Oct 15, 2020 You may be interested in… CDF, IRENA Collaborate to Boost Low-Carbon Investments in… Oct 1, 2020 Sep 11, 2020 The increasing impacts of global climate change especially as it affects CARICOM Small Island and Low Lying Coastal Developing States (SIDS) creates new challenges as we face increased frequency and intensity of climate related disasters. Flood waters serve as a breeding ground for airborne microbes and mold which when picked up by the wind, can lead to lung disease. Dust mites, microorganisms and mold which thrive in damp buildings and furniture, aggravate asthma, allergies and hypersensitivity pneumonitis. On the other extreme droughts coupled with unsustainable land use practices can lead to sand and dust storms. Fine particles of dust can travel thousands of miles carrying pathogens and harmful substances, causing acute and chronic respiratory problems. As a region we also have to be mindful that open waste burning and organic waste in landfills can release harmful dioxins, furans, methane, and black carbon into the atmosphere. The United Nations has estimated that open burning of agricultural and municipal waste is practiced in 166 out of 193 countries. On Caribbean Statistics Day, PM Mitchell Hails Unwavering… Guyana, Suriname Recommit to Continued Development Sustainable development Unit, CARICOM Secretariat 5 May 2019 Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Aug 10, 2020 Article by the Sustainable Development Unit, CARICOM Secretariat World Environment Day which takes place annually on June 5 is the United Nations day encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. It first began in 1974, and is now widely celebrated in over 100 countries including several CARICOM countries. The theme for this year’s celebration of World Environment Day 2019 calls for action at the local, national and global level to Beat Air Pollution The choice for this year’s theme is linked to data provided by the World Health Organization which shows that every year, around 7 million people die prematurely from disease caused by air pollution. Additionally, the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2019, published by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction demonstrated the inter-linkages between air pollution, diseases, earthquakes, drought and climate change and how they build on each other to exacerbate their impact on human health and the environment. In order to address the challenge of air pollution, as a region that is at the forefront of the global flight on climate change we have to continue to advocate for more ambitious climate action by the international community. Closer to home we have to examine means of improving our waste disposals methods and more importantly addressing the unsustainable consumption and production patterns that generate amounts of waste that are not compatible with SIDS realities. In this regard serious consideration can be given at the household and national level to separating organic waste and reducing the amount of food wastage. There have been international best practices demonstrating how organic waste can be diverted for improving soil fertility and generating alternate energy. As we celebrate World Environment Day we should continue to “think global but act local”. The future of our planet and our future generations require collective action on a sustained basis. UWI Vice Chancellor Says Caribbean in Need of Special,… Share this on WhatsApp
Guyana Waives Banking Fees for Rest of 2020 – CARICOM… Beyond the Pandemic: Harnessing the Digital Revolution to… Oct 2, 2020 CTO Partners With Regional Agencies For Caribbean Tourism… LIAT to Resume Operations in November? – CARICOM… Aug 24, 2020 Please see the latest edition of the CARICOM Business newsletter which comprises information culled from news entities in the Caribbean and beyond and includes a Foreign Exchange Summary, a Stock Exchange Summary and International Oil Prices. CARICOM Business 7 June 2019 CARICOM Business 7 June 2019 Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Oct 12, 2020 Regional Tourism Rebounded in 2019 – CARICOM Business NewsPlease see the latest edition of the CARICOM Business newsletter which comprises information culled from news entities in the Caribbean and beyond and includes a Foreign Exchange Summary, a Stock Exchange Summary and International Oil Prices. CARICOM Business 28 February 2020March 3, 2020In “Agriculture”Tourism set to soar in the Cayman Islands – CARICOM Business NewsPlease see the latest edition of the CARICOM Business newsletter which comprises information culled from news entities in the Caribbean and beyond and includes a Foreign Exchange Summary, a Stock Exchange Summary and International Oil Prices.August 6, 2018In “Barbados”Belize tourism growing at 8.6% per year – CARICOM Business NewsPlease see the latest edition of the CARICOM Business newsletter which comprises information culled from news entities in the Caribbean and beyond and includes a Foreign Exchange Summary, a Stock Exchange Summary and International Oil Prices.December 9, 2019In “Agriculture”Share this on WhatsApp You may be interested in… Aug 25, 2020
Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… (BBC) Indian people have been living in the Caribbean for more than 180 years, but Chandani Persaud, founder of Indo-Caribbean London, says that their contribution to the West Indies is overlooked, and they are often excluded by the Asian community. Fearing that young British Indo-Caribbeans are turning away from their culture, she is single-handedly organising the UK’s first Indo-Caribbean festival. CTO Names Gilman Figaro, Founder of the Sunshine Awards, as its 2019 Distinguished Caribbean CitizensBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (14 March 2019) – The Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) will present its “Distinguished Caribbean Citizen Award” to Gilman Figaro, founder and chairman of the SUNSHINE Awards, for promoting the Caribbean’s culture around the globe by gripping audiences with exciting and entertaining art forms, including dance, music and poetry.…March 14, 2019In “Business”Caribbean culture too diverse to be labelledThis is one in a series of articles, photographs and videos from our archives that we will share over the next few weeks as we continue the countdown to CARIFESTA XII in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 21-30 August. The pieces will showcase our multi-faceted cultural heritage, the faces and the voices of our icons,…August 12, 2015In “CARICOM”Caribbean fashion designs set Niger ablazeNIAMEY, Niger (CMC) — Outfits, handbags, shoes and accessories from a number of Caribbean designers and a self-taught Nigerien designer generated a buzz at a fashion show here on Saturday night. The show was held as part of the fifth meeting of Ministers of Culture from the 79-member African, Caribbean…October 21, 2019In “Business”Share this on WhatsApp
With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit. DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. LOS ANGELES – Motorcar Parts of America (MPA) has promoted Rick Mochulsky to vice president, traditional sales. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “Rick and his team have done a great job for us in the traditional market space,” said Selwyn Joffe, president and CEO of MPA. “Rick’s years of experience in the industry will continue to pave the way for MPA to be an industry leading supplier.” As vice president of sales, Rick Mochulsky leads the sales force responsible for all new account acquisition and retention for Motorcar Parts of America’s traditional sales channels. Mochulsky began his automotive career in 1979 in Edmonton, Alberta, as a territory manager with the Dayco Rubber Co. He enjoyed a 26-year career in the automotive aftermarket before joining MPA in November 2005. His previous positions at Motorcar Parts include director of sales for Quality-Built and director of sales. Mochulsky’s sales management track record includes successful brand launches, product penetration into new markets, managing double-digit sales increases and acquisitions.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement
The Sr. Product Manager is responsible for building, managing, developing and leading the product management function for undercar products or electronics in the Automotive Aftermarket. Responsibilities include creation and ownership of the product business plan development, including product line definition and offering to meet the company’s sales and margin objectives. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement To find out more about this job opportunity and to apply, see the full listing from AMN Careers.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.
CHERRYVILLE, N.C. — With double digit growth each of the past five years and more aggressive growth planned for the next five years, FleetNet America announced it has subsequently expanded its sales team. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement FleetNet America Inc. is an industry leading third-party vendor management company that coordinates maintenance management services. FleetNet’s Coordinators and Fleet Managers, who average more than 25 years of maintenance and repair expertise, utilize a network of more than 60,000 vendors throughout the continental United States and Canada. Joining a team of 13 will be, Rhonda Buff, executive administrator to the VP of Sales & Marketing. Buff has been with FleetNet for more than 2 years in the accounting department, as well as being an administrative assistant at companies such as Wachovia. Niney Johnson, who has been the marketing coordinator at FleetNet for more than 4 years, will now join the sales team as the sales administrator. New to FleetNet is Paul Gildenhorn, who has been named a division director in the Northeast area. Gildenhorn has been a top sales manager for more than 22 years managing large teams of sales professionals in various commercial, retail and industrial sectors. Based near Baltimore, Md., Gildenhorn will be responsible for managing a team of highly trained sales consultants throughout the Northeast and will be tasked with generating new business, growing existing business and satisfying customer needs in that region of the country. The new division director in the Upper Midwest/Great Lakes area is Ed Brennen, who joins FleetNet with more than 18 years experience including positions such as regional vice president, regional manager, general manager and field sales manager. Brennen will be tasked with managing a team of sales consultants and expanding FleetNet’s footprint in that region of the country. He will be based in the greater Cincinnati, Ohio, area.