CANTON, GA (July 16, 2020) - Cherokee County Fleet Management will have a change in leadership this month as Michael Dupuis retires after 17 years of service, and Tony Bryant takes the helm July 20. Dupuis retires July 17.
“Mike has been instrumental in the success that Fleet Management has experienced over the last 17years. I thank him for his years of service and wish him all the happiness that retirement can bring,” said Administrative Services Director Stacey Williams. “In looking towards the future, I feel Tony Bryant’s experience and leadership style is exactly what Fleet Management needs to continue building on all the great successes under Mike’s tenure as director.”
As the director of the Fleet Management Department, Dupuis supervised staff, oversaw daily operations and was instrumental in the design of a new 6,000-square-foot expansion to the existing fleet management facility.
“We have grown tremendously over the 17 years that I have been with Fleet Management,” said
Dupuis. “It's been an honor to work with the great group of people at Fleet and the county. I have enjoyed being part of the team that keeps Cherokee County vehicles safe and operational.”
Dupuis began his career with Cherokee County in 1999 as parts manager for Ryder Management, a private company the county contracted with for fleet services. In May 2003, the county formed its own Fleet Management Department and hired Dupuis as the first director. During Mr. Dupuis’ tenure, the department went on to achieve numerous accomplishments including recently being awarded, for the second time, Automotive Service Excellence’s Blue Seal of Excellence award last month.
As Dupuis’ career with Cherokee County culminates, Bryant’s will begin with a strong vision and plans for the future. An Army veteran and Bronze Star Medal recipient, Bryant brings with him more than 12 years of experience as a fleet/transportation manager for several companies including sanitation company Republic Services and Dobbins Air Force Base.
“I am truly excited to join Cherokee’s Fleet Management Department and am thrilled to be part of a public service organization who holds the same values I carried throughout my career in the U.S. Army – integrity, honesty, accountability, collaboration, and teamwork,” Bryant said. “I look forward to building upon the staff’s impressive expertise and stand ready to use my knowledge to bolster the departments offerings.”
Cherokee’s Fleet Management department is responsible for the maintenance and safety of all county vehicles on and off the road. Staff members are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the year including inclement weather situations in which technicians are at the facility for 24 hours until after the inclement weather clears.