Eric J. Cowgill
Experienced as a Fleet Service Manager. Certified Diesel Technician. Hands on leader. Individually recognized for cost savings over $350K annually and leading initiatives to save over $8M in a single year.
Lead Technician – PrimeFlight Aviation Inc.
4/2021 – 1/2022
Supervised 2 technicians.
Directed parts procurement program.
Acted as liaison for company with customers.
Fleet Manager – First Management Services
4/2018 – 10/2019
●Reduced downtime by 40%.
●Manage 8 direct reports and 240 vehicles.
●Overall responsibility for maintenance repair program, warranty, campaigns and related budget.
Fleet Manager – Kroger
10/ 2017 to 4/2018
●Manage 13 union techs across 3 shifts.
●Responsible for scheduled and unscheduled repairs to 80 tractors and 390 trailers.
●Manage life cycle of equipment from acquisition to disposal.
●Manage repair parts inventory.
Lead Fleet Technician – Nestle Waters North America
2/2015 to 10/2017
●Trouble shoot and repair all major components and systems on Freightliner, Isuzu and Ford power units.
●Manage and administer Preventive Maintenance Program.
●Direct and control over $2M annual budget.
Fleet / Service Manager – Bridgestone America
8/2012 to 2/2015
●Opened and operated a new location servicing both internal and retail customers.
●Selected, hired and trained new staff.
●Diagnosing, servicing and repairing all models of diesel tractors, including Kenworth, Mack and Peterbilt as well as Dane, Utility and Wabash trailers.
Production Supervisor / Large Engine Technician – Detroit Diesel
10/2010 to 5/2012
●Trained sub-ordinates on Lean Manufacturing Procedures and 5 S Standards and safety.
Built MTU 8V, 16V and 20V engines to customer specifications.
Fleet Manager / Asset Manager – Schwan’s Logistics 4/2006 to /2009
●Directed 3rd party maintenance on over 6,500 GMC 5500 Propane Powered trucks.
●Oversaw $80M annual budget. Managed all engine and transmission warranty repairs / replacements.
●Controlled truck and body lifecycles for over 200 separate locations.
Fleet Manager – Kelley Fleet Services
2/2004 to 4/2006
●Selected, trained and managed 3rd party vendors for 14 locations in 4 states.
●Conducted regular site visits, ensuring DOT compliance, customer service and vendor competencies.
●Directed a 24/7 operations center serving drivers, maintenance technicians, warranty and customer management.
University of Phoenix – Online – B.S Information Technology. - 2009
●Graduated in top 5% of class with a 3.8 GPA
●Barstow Community College, Barstow CA. – A.S. Business Management. - 1997
●Graduated with Honors – Magna Cum Laude. 3.9 GPA
●University of Idaho Vo-Tech, Pocatello ID, Certified Diesel Mechanic -1992