People in the News Archives - BUSRide

Brad Thomas Named as Chair for the North American Transit Alliance

Brad Thomas, president of First Transit, has been named the chair of the North American Transit Alliance (NATA) by the board of directors. Thomas previously held the position of vice chair. First Transit joined the North American Transit Alliance to help cities across North America promote innovative transportation solutions that ensure transit continues to deliver […]

32-Year Industry Veteran Ron Beverly Retires from Prevost

Prevost is celebrating the 32-year career of Ron Beverly in the motorcoach industry. Beverly worked with Prevost for 21 of those 32 years as a Regional Sales Manager for parts in the South Central U.S. territory. He built a fantastic customer-base and is well known for putting customers first. Beverly began in the motorcoach industry […]

Prevost Pre-owned Welcomes Veteran Salesperson Janet Cathey

Prevost is excited to welcome Janet Cathey to the pre-owned sales team. Janet will cover eight states as the South East Regional Sales Manager for Pre-Owned Coaches. Cathey is a familiar face to many operations and brings over 30 years of industry experience in the cutaway and motorcoach industries. “I am very excited to join […]

Jim Paul Appointed to the Board of The Oregon Transit Association

Complete Coach Works (CCW) recently announced that its Regional Sales Manager, Jim Paul, has been appointed to the board of directors of The Oregon Transit Association. Following a unanimous vote by the OTA Board, Paul became a representative of private, for-profit members on behalf of Complete Coach Works. According to the Bylaws of The Oregon […]

MTS CEO Paul Jablonski Passes Away

We are surprised and saddened to hear about the loss of a respected leader in the industry. Our condolences go out to Mr. Jablonski’s loved ones. Here is the official press release announcing his passing: Today, The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) announced that MTS Chief Executive Officer Paul Jablonski passed away suddenly on […]

Jack Allen Appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Proterra; Ryan Popple Named Co-Founder and Executive Director

Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy duty vehicle electrification, announced today that the Board of Directors has appointed current Chairman Jack Allen as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Ryan Popple, Proterra’s CEO since 2014, was named Co-Founder and Executive Director. Proterra began planning for this transition in January and the Board voted earlier this month […]

The COMET’s John Andoh Named Among 50 Most Influential

Columbia Business Monthly has named John Andoh, Executive Director/CEO of Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET), one of Columbia’s 50 Most Influential. The magazine makes its selection based on staff research and community nominations. Andoh has a strong passion for public transportation and has been working in the public transit industry since age 13, […]

BYD Adds Business Development Analyst for Latin America

BYD (Build Your Dreams) has named Marcela Cabrera Luna Business Development Analyst, Latin America. She will serve at BYD’s North American headquarters in downtown Los Angeles guiding the development of new business in Mexico and Latin America. A transportation, utility, and clean technology expert with over 10 years’ experience creating business strategies, managing programs and […]

Stertil-Koni Names Carl Boyer Shop Equipment Specialist

Heavy-duty bus lift and truck lift leader, Stertil-Koni, today announced that Carl Boyer has been named Shop Equipment Specialist, focused on partnering with the company’s network of exclusive distributors to provide high quality shop equipment to heavy-duty repair facilities, fleets and U.S. Military customers across North America. “This position is key to our customers — […]

Former Volkswagen Group North America CEO Hinrich Woebcken Joins Beep Advisory Board

Beep, a Florida-based autonomous mobility solutions company, announced the addition of Hinrich Woebcken, former CEO of Volkswagen Group of North America Inc. to its Advisory Board. Beep’s Advisory Board includes distinguished transportation industry leaders and executives who consult on company’s initiatives and influence strategic decisions. Woebcken most recently served as President and CEO of Volkswagen […]