New Flyer Announces Joe Drapeau Appointed To The Position of Regional Field Sales Manager
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – November 3, 2014: (TSX: NFI) (TSX: NFI.DB.U) New Flyer Industries Inc. (“New Flyer” or the “Company”), the leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in the United States and Canada, recently announced the appointment of Joe Drapeau to the position of New Flyer Regional Field Sales Manager for the central United States.
Joe is a respected individual who brings extensive bus sales experience in the US heavy-duty urban bus industry. Over his transit career, Joe has developed relationships built on trust with his customers throughout the mid-west. In his role, Joe will focus his efforts on the various solutions offered by New Flyer including the Xcelsior® and MiDi® family of bus product lines.
“We are very pleased to have Joe accept this role as Regional Field Sales Manager,” said Joesph Gibson, New Flyer Vice President National Sales. “Joe brings over 26 years sales experience with the last five of those years being within the urban transit bus industry. His wealth of knowledge, strong sales and customer relationship-building abilities, combined with his technical knowledge makes him a great asset and we are excited to welcome him to our field sales team.”
Joe also has many years of management experience working for manufacturing and custom parts fabrication companies such as Key City Die-Casting, in Peosta, IA where he was the President – Sales Manager, and EON–E-Ande where he was the Director US Sales and Ertl Company, Dyersville, IA where he was the Division Manager/Sales Manager.
Joe received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Loras College, Dubuque, IA
About New Flyer
New Flyer is the leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in the United States and Canada. The Company is the industry technology leader and offers the broadest product line of transit buses including drive systems powered by: clean diesel, natural gas, diesel-electric hybrid, electric trolley and now, battery-electric. All buses are supported by an industry-leading comprehensive warranty and support program, and service network. New Flyer also operates the industry’s most sophisticated aftermarket parts organization, sourcing parts from hundreds of different suppliers and providing support for all types of transit buses.
The New Flyer group of companies employ over 3,000 team members with manufacturing, fabrication, parts distribution and service centers in both Canada and the United States. Over 32,000 New Flyer and NABI heavy-duty transit buses are in operation today. Further information is available on New Flyer’s web site at www.www.newflyer.com.
The common shares and convertible unsecured subordinated debentures of the Company are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols NFI and NFI.DB.U, respectively.
This press release may contain forward-looking statements relating to expected future events and financial and operating results of the Company 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 economic conditions of and funding availability for customers to purchase buses and to purchase parts or services, there may be no demand for a battery-electric bus from customers, customers may not exercise options to purchase additional buses, the ability of customers to terminate contracts for convenience 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, the Company disclaims 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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