New Flyer Adds Industry Veteran to Parts Sales Leadership
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, August 11, 2010; New Flyer Industries Inc. (TSX:NFI.UN) (“New Flyer” or the “Company”), the leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in Canada and the United States, is pleased to announce the appointment of Craig Parsley to the newly-created position of Parts Sales Manager. Craig reports to Kerri Moloney, Sales and Business Development Manager of New Flyer Parts.
Craig brings over 30 years of bus manufacturing and parts distribution experience, having begun his career with New Flyer in 1976, where he held positions in Production, Engineering, Field Service and Parts. Craig continued his career in a range of senior positions in parts sales and product development roles with Target Transit Supply and Baker Transit Parts, serving customers in both Canada and the U.S. In addition, he has demonstrated success as a sales manager and brings expertise in the global supply industry.
“We are very happy to have Craig rejoin the New Flyer team, where he started his career,” said Hans Peper, Executive Vice President of Customer Services. “Craig brings 34 years of valuable and focused industry experience, and will be an asset as we continue to develop our parts offering and provide superior customer service. Our mission is to deliver the best bus value and support for life, and providing comprehensive aftermarket parts is a critical element to the success of this mission.”
Craig will be leading the Parts Field Sales efforts for New Flyer in Canada and in the U.S. This organizational addition is another step forward by New Flyer to continue our growth and leadership in the aftermarket parts and services industry.
About New Flyer
New Flyer is the leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in the United States and Canada. The Company’s three facilities — in Winnipeg, MB, St. Cloud, MN and Crookston, MN – are all ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certified. With a skilled workforce of over 2,000 employees, New Flyer is a technology leader, offering the broadest product line in the industry, including drive systems powered by clean diesel, LNG, CNG and electric trolley as well as energy-efficient gasoline-electric and diesel-electric hybrid vehicles. All products are supported with an industry-leading, comprehensive parts and service network. The Company’s income deposit securities are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol NFI.UN. Further information is available on Company’s web site at www.www.newflyer.com.
This press release may contain forward-looking statements relating to expected future events and financial and operating results of New Flyer and New Flyer Industries Canada ULC (“NFI ULC”) that involve risks and uncertainties. Although the forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based upon what management believes to be reasonable assumptions, investors cannot be assured that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements, and the differences may be material. Actual results may differ materially from management expectations as projected in such forward-looking statements for a variety of reasons, including market and general economic conditions and the other risks and uncertainties discussed in the materials filed with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities and available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Due to the potential impact of these factors, New Flyer and NFI ULC disclaim any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless required by applicable law.
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