April 2003

Our Member of the Month, Leonard Huffmire, is a relatively new Member who joined the Society in November of 2002. He is the Warranty Administrator/Maintenance Supervisor for Atlantic Express Inc., the third largest school bus company in America. Lenny oversees maintenance and DOT inspections in the New York City area of 1,500 school buses and 60 mechanics. He also handles all the warranty claims to various manufacturers for all of Atlantic Express' 45 facilities in 12 states nationwide.

Lenny also worked for Sears, Roebuck and Co. as a mechanic and service writer for ten years from 1975 to 1985. When he left Sears, he opened his own four bay, full service and maintenance facility with a staff of five mechanics on Merrick Rd. in Valley Stream, NY. In 1996, upon selling his business, Lenny became the Branch Manager for Butler Fleet Service and supervised 12 locations in Nassau County. He was responsible for the budgets, payroll and purchasing for servicing 1,100 NYNEX cars, vans and various types of aerial trucks and supporting equipment with a staff of 25 mechanics until 1999.

Lenny was born in Queens, NY in 1954 and was raised in Massapequa, Long Island. He attended Massapequa High School and graduated in 1972. He is married to his wife, Cynthia since 1977 and has 2 sons - Steven, 21 a junior at Binghamton University and Kevin, 19 who is currently serving with the U.S. Navy in the Submarine Service. The Huffmires reside in Ronkonkoma, NY.

After work, Lenny enjoys golf, surf fishing, camping and carpentry.


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