FITZGERALD AUTO MALL NAMED MONTGOMERY COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GREEN BUSINESS INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR

ROCKVILLE, MD – November 9, 2017          Fitzgerald Auto Malls has been named the “Green Business Innovator of the Year” by the MOCO Chamber.  This award is presented to an individual or company in Metro-Maryland who demonstrates ecologically-integrated business practices and leads change in the marketplace through the goods and services they provide.
 
Fitzgerald takes their commitment to the Environment to an unprecedented level for business, including their every day practices when it comes to repairing and servicing cars and trucks.  Fitzgerald is an ISO14001 certified dealership for their Environmental Management System.  This system looks at multiple aspects that involve the service and repair of vehicles.  Everything from the fluids changed on the vehicle to the tires are recycled, leading the dealerships to a record 82% recycled waste to all waste generated at all of their dealerships.
 
Dottie Fitzgerald, the younger sister of Founder Jack Fitzgerald accepted the award on behalf of the company and credited the passion of their people.  “It takes more than vision, it takes execution.  But execution doesn’t last without passion, and we have passionate people in our organization” said Dottie Fitzgerald.
 
Fitzgerald is proud to join past winners of the award include AstraZeneca/MedImmune, EVEN Hotel Rockville, Scott Nash, MOM's Organic Market and Seth Goldman, Honest Tea. 
 
“On behalf of all the associates at Fitzgerald, I thank the county for the recognition, but it’s really our people who take the commitment seriously and turn it into action on the front line” said Jack Fitzgerald, Chairman of Fitzgerald Auto Malls.  “Our management team is always looking for new ways to be good corporate citizens.”
 
Fitzgerald uses 100% Wind Power for all the Maryland locations, and green power for all locations.  Fitzgerald was the first auto dealer group to become a Green Energy Partner of the EPA. 
 
Ike Leggett, Montgomery County Executive, expressed his congratulations to Fitzgerald when he said “We have many outstanding individuals and businesses when it comes to preserving and protecting the environment here in Montgomery County, so it came as no surprise to me that Fitzgerald was named by the Chamber as the Green Innovator of the Year.  They are truly exceptional.”
 
For more information the Fitzgerald Environmental Management System please visit www.FitzMall.com

Media Contacts:
RobSmith@FitzMall.com     
Rob Smith
Fitzgerald Auto Malls
(301) 816-6030

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