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Chauffeur service provider Dav El | BostonCoach has appointed Shariff McMichael to the role of President & CEO.

Dav El | BostonCoach

McMichael brings more than 25 years of experience in various leadership roles and has a wealth of knowledge in the business, having served as general manager, regional director, regional vice president, national vice president, regional vice president on the west coast, vice president of operations for North America, and most recently as COO.

Shariff McMichael Dav El | BostonCoach President & CEO Shariff McMichael

According to the announcement from the company, McMichael has played a critical role in managing Dav El | BostonCoach’s merger and consolidation efforts, all while maximizing the customer experience.

McMichael has remained focused on ensuring the company made quick and quality decisions throughout the pandemic, some of which were extremely difficult.  He has been able to keep all departments focused on what was needed to ensure associates and customers were kept safe and had the best experience possible while leading the business through an unprecedented time.

McMichael is a U.S. Air Force veteran who is adept at building trust-based relationships, promotes strong teamwork, and has mentored many managers. He has led teams that delivered consistently positive results and has also helped engineer significant performance improvements in all areas of the business. The Dav El | BostonCoach organization recognizes him as an innovative problem-solver and a meticulous leader in transportation operations and business development.

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HyperFog, a producer of car-installed foggers with IoT (internet of things) capability, has entered into a pilot contract with NuRide Transportation Group, a New York City limousine service, for mobile in-vehicle fogging services using Thymox, a commercially available botanical fogging cleaner. HyperFog was founded by a physician who is motivated to provide thorough cleaning services to empower the transportation industry to return to what it does best—get you to your destination with confidence and cleanliness.

HyperFog HyperFog in-vehicle fogging cleaner

According to the announcement, HyperFog will provide:

  • Fast, automated in-vehicle fogging system
  • Botanical cleaning agent
  • Crash-test certified safety
  • App on cellphones to place HyperFog order for each ride

For a few weeks this fall, select vehicles in NYC will be equipped with an app-based vehicle fogging service, which can be ordered directly by customers prior to entering a vehicle. Upon request using ride-hailing apps, web reservation, or phone reservation, HyperFog can offer vehicle fogging through a two-minute application of a cleaning formulation—which the company says is fast and designed to cover all surfaces of the interior of the car. Using tech, cloud computing, dynamic engineering, and Thymox technology, HyperFog was created to give consumers peace of mind.

The HyperFog service and app were designed in partnership with design firm Aprodium. With Aprodium’s design skills, the HyperFog machine passed federal crash testing on the first attempt.

HyperFog is available for fleets, limos, taxis, rideshare drivers, or independent contractors.

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Eclipse Global Transportation President & CEO Bernie Fautch died unexpectedly September 24. Fautch was a 36-year veteran of the industry, serving 22 years at Eclipse. A well-respected Midwest operator, he also was active within the industry as the vice president of the Minnesota Chauffeured Transportation Association (MCTA).

“Bernie was an exceptional leader for Eclipse Transportation, our industry in Minnesota, our association, and he will be incredibly missed by many,” said MCTA President Gus Ortis, in an emailed statement to members. “Our most heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the Eclipse Transportation team and Bernie’s many friends and family.”

Chauffeur Driven sends condolences to the Fautch and Eclipse Global family. 

Details concerning funeral arrangements are forthcoming.