The executive director of the Black Car Assistance Corp. and 50-year operator is named Limousine and Sedan Operator of the Year by the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association.
ROCKVILLE, Md. —The TAXICAB, LIMOUSINE & PARATRANSIT ASSOCIATION (TLPA) announced that it has named Victor Dizengoff of New York as the 2010 Limousine and Sedan Operator of the Year.
Dizengoff accepted the award on Oct. 28 in front of 1,000 industry leaders at the TLPA's annual convention, held this year at the JW Marriott in downtown Los Angeles. This year marks the 92nd Annual Convention & Trade Show for the TLPA, and is the world's largest gathering of for-hire fleet executives.
More than 50 years ago, and after serving for three years in the U.S. Army, Dizengoff took his first job as a part-time driver for a taxicab fleet in Brooklyn, N.Y. Within four years, the part-time job transformed into a career path, leading Dizengoff to different parts of the U.S., revolutionizing the for-hire transportation industry.
Dizengoff served in leadership positions in two-way radio cooperative groups, started the first two-way radio industry trade publication, founded one of the first modern day black car companies in New York and Chicago, purchased and ran the only black car trade publication, and is the executive director of the BLACK CAR ASSISTANCE CORP. and the Black Car Fund, to name only a few of his impressive credentials.
His knowledge, industry foresight and dedication have established Dizengoff as an industry innovator and expert in the field.
TLPA CEO Alfred LaGasse said Dizengoff's determination to revolutionize the industry for the better is an inspiration to all. “It's obvious that many of the positive changes that have come about in the past few decades can be attributed either directly or indirectly to Vic,” LaGasse said. "I can confidently say that his name will continue to be an inspiration for years to come."
Dizengoff serves as TLPA President for the 2009-2010 term, a position whose leadership is elected each year by members. Dizengoff is the first sitting President in TLPA's history to be named Operator of the Year.
Established in 1917, the TLPA is a non-profit trade association of and for the private passenger transportation industry. Its extensive membership spans the globe to include 1,000 taxicab companies, executive sedan and limousine services, airport shuttle fleets, non-emergency medical transportation companies, and paratransit services.