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Manager Maintenance

Gainesville, Georgia, 30506, United States
March 02, 2011

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Frank J. Mikos

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Gainesville, GA. 30506

770.***.**** home

678. ***.**** Cellular




To gain an exciting Leadership career with a stable company or, organization that will utilize my expertise in Fleet Maintenance Management to build a Feet Maintenance Department Second to None. Relocation is not a problem for us with the right Team.


Fleet Maintenance expertise includes:

• Team building/Team player/Morale builder.

• P&L Responsibility .

• Maintenance accounting/Monitoring cost per mile/cost per vehicle.

• Inventory control/reductions for parts, tires and fuel.

• Proven Negotiating skills with customers and vendors to get my company the best possible value for their money/investments.

• Instrumental in building customer base for sales & service with truck fleets.

• Staying abreast of new technologies.

• Every fleet I, have managed I, was able to meet or, be below budget expectations.

• My reputation is that I am Firm but, Fair.

• Budgeting.

• Equipment specifications.

• Formulation & enforcing protocols.


Georgia Association of pupil transportation, Georgia fleet Managers association, RCCC maintenance committee of the American Trucking Assn., National assn. Of Fleet Administrators & Georgia Motor Trucking association.


Started my career in Fleet Maintenance washing trucks then, entered into a four year apprentice diesel mechanics position which was sponsored by the IAM Union and the Chicagoland trucking companies. I was awarded my Journeyman status after two years. Held positions from Supervisor, Manager, Regional Manager and Vice President Fleet Maintenance & Equipment Purchasing . I have Managed several diverse fleets of off road, emergency services, Sheriff's cars, tractor/trailer, reefer fleets and truck leasing. Wrote policy and procedure protocols and enforced them. Set up national accounts for parts, tires and fuel purchasing. Design a state of the art fleet maintenance facility and came in over $100K under my budget. I keep abreast of sound practices with State and Federal DOT Regulations. I was also in-charge of building maintenance through my career to include grounds, HVAC systems, construction and building repairs.


Familiar with ADP, Shop-Fax, AS400, Enrich, Lotus, Windows and Service Pro. Attended accredited business courses compiled from Northwestern University for a Bachelor of Science Degree. I did not finish my degree because of career and family.

The University of Georgia, Carl Vinson Institute of Government. Successfully completed a 238-hour course on managing the government sector.


Interstate NationaLease Inc.

09/2006 - 05/2010

Joined this Team at a time when this company was losing customers and their reputation at a rapid rate. Breakdowns, morale, profits, parts and tires where all out of control. My second Monday was eventful I, had eleven trucks breakdown from my own division. The third week I lost a C-7 Cat engine due to incompetence of the mechanics! One thing I realized upfront was I inherited a shoddy managed Branch that was over-run by ineptness and low morale. The delinquent PM percentages where well below 70% on a fleet of over 500 hundred tractors, and straight trucks, Ottawa's and tractor trailers and, this was all compounded with it losing in excess of $100,000.00 per month and more.

Through positive leadership and training my PM percentages climbed up to the mid & high 90 percentile and has stayed there. Breakdowns have been reduced to one or two per month. Parts, Tires, Fuel, Labor and our Customer Relations have increased ten - fold to the point I have had customers take me to lunch to thank me on a job well done, and have all of our Full Service Lease Customers send letters or, contacted my Corporate Office rendering praise for my accomplishments.

I accomplished this with my positive, and proven "we can accomplish anything attitude", reorganization, training, cost control and my style of management being "firm but, fair". My present Team and I have a lot of fun and enjoy coming to work every day to see what challenges will confront us. Due to the economy several of us where laid off.

Atlanta Freightliner Trucks Inc.

Employed as Night Service Manager.

07/2003 - 07/2005

Atlanta Freightliner is a OEM truck dealership responsible for performing services and repairs to a multitude of customers . I managed 12 technicians ,responsible for repair orders, come backs, inventory control training and hiring of new technicians and, dealing with the customers. Productivity on my shift was the highest in the company history after 3 months on the job. In my time with Atlanta Freightliner I gained the trust of several customers where they would request only my shift work on their trucks. We were laid off due to downsizing. The whole third shift was eliminated , second shift was cut in half. Atlanta Freightliner had management changes which resulted in downsizing from over 53 technicians to around 17.

d/b/a Frank’s Garage & Marine Inc.

Position /Owner

08/1998 - 07/2003

Serviced and maintained all types of vehicles including Prevost motor homes, Off road equipment, Sheriff’s cars(Forsyth County), all types marine craft , heavy equipment. Doubled business in 6 months .Contracted several Fleet Customers, as well, as some local companies Had a strong on site service for boat and RV repair. Reputation for being honest, ethical and precise. Maintained a 35% profit margin.


Position: Manager Fleet Maintenance

04/1996 - 08/1998

Managed a diverse fleet of tractors, trucks, tractors, trailers and reefer units. Fleet size was 268 units.

In three months , I cut breakdowns from 3 per day to 2 -3 per month. Implemented new Preventative Maintenance programs on all vehicles , I started training for technicians. restructured parts department. implemented ATA ten code for all parts categories.

Implemented the Shop - Fax Data Management System with bar code tracking Parts, Pm’s and all Fleet Maintenance functions. I was able to connect from my home computer to track a shifts progress if I was out of the office for any reason.

Gave back $185,000.00 first year in budget. Reduced the parts department inventory from

$120,000.00 to $ 47,000.00 without affecting or deferring maintenance of the fleet.

Cut fuel cost down by .07 cents per gallon. Cut maintenance cost per mile in half.

in refurbishing tractors, trailers and refer units. I was able to reduce the cost each by $2000.00 through better negotiations with reputable vendors. As a result of all my achievements Mr. Mac Pierce President of the PYA/Monarch awarded me the Manager of the Year Award out of 13 other divisions.

References upon request.

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