Peter Bednar is the new Fleet Director for the City. Pete has over 30 years of extensive knowledge in fleet management and will be leading the department to modernize and create a sustainable replacement program. Peter will also oversee a change in maintenance practices that will allow the City to follow best practices to gain efficiencies and effectiveness in service delivery.
Peter started his career working for an auto center at the age of 15 and after high school went on to technical school for automotive and diesel studies. He has worked as a mechanic for utility contractors working on heavy equipment. For dealerships working on exotic sports cars and in 1988 started working for Boeing for 15 years and earned a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and a Graduate Certificate in Business Management. At Boeing, he became a Fleet Manager in charge of three sites and over 2400 pieces of equipment.
In 2004 he took his first job working for a government agency for the City of Bellevue as their Fleet Manager and in 2012 transferred to Thurston County as their Fleet Manager. In 2014 Peter made the move out of Washington State to the County of Ventura, California where he led them to several awards including in 2016, his fleet ranked as the number one fleet in North America and in the top 50 leading Fleet’s by Government Fleet Magazine three years in a row.
His broad range of experience from repairing Porsche’s sports cars to Caterpillar bulldozers has enabled him to work in a diverse equipment setting as we have here at the City. He sits on the National Association of Fleet Administrators Law Enforcement Group.
As the Department Head, Pete oversees all aspects of Fleet Management for the City. The ever-changing complexity of fleet maintenance and asset management is challenging. Fleet Management includes writing specifications, purchasing, up-fitting, preventative maintenance, repairs and operations of three fuel sites, all to support vehicles and equipment for the city.