Rick Glaston Named Transit Bus Regional Sales Manager
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – June 5, 2017: (TSX: NFI) (TSX: NFI.DB.U) New Flyer Industries Inc. (“New Flyer” or the “Company”) the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, has named Rick Glaston as Transit Bus Regional Sales Manager for Central/Southwest U.S., effective immediately.
Glaston will be based in Fort Collins, Colorado, reporting to Joe Gibson, Vice President of National Sales. He is responsible for new transit bus sales in Colorado, New Mexico, Texas (excluding Dallas DART), Oklahoma, Kansas, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oregon, Alaska, and Washington State (excluding Seattle King County Metro).
“I am pleased to have Rick join the New Flyer sales team and am confident in his ability to deliver exceptional customer service,” stated Joe Gibson. “His extensive experience is key to growing our business in the area of transit bus sales in Central and Southwest U.S.”
Glaston transferred from the New Flyer Aftermarket sales team and has over 30 years in the transportation industry in sales, service, and aftermarket parts. He was previously Western Regional Director with North American Bus Industries (NABI) until 2013, when New Flyer acquired NABI and became a Territory Sales Representative. Prior to joining New Flyer, Glaston represented Goodyear Tires in the Northwest and Central U.S. region.
About The Company
The Company is the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America with fabrication, manufacturing, distribution and service centers in Canada and the United States and employs approximately 5,300 team members.
Through its Canadian and U.S. subsidiaries, New Flyer Industries Canada ULC and New Flyer of America Inc., the Company is North America’s heavy-duty transit bus leader and offers the broadest transit bus product line, incorporating the broadest range of drive systems available, including: clean diesel, natural gas, diesel-electric hybrid, electric-trolley and now battery-electric. New Flyer actively supports over 44,000 heavy-duty transit buses (New Flyer, NABI and Orion) currently in service.
Through its Canadian and U.S. subsidiaries, Motor Coach Industries Limited and Motor Coach Industries, Inc., the Company is North America’s leader in motor coaches, offering the MCI J4500,which is the industry’s best-selling intercity coach for 11 consecutive years, and the MCI D-Series, the industry`s best-selling coach line in North American motor coach history. MCI is also the exclusive distributor of Setra S417 and S407 in the United States and Canada. MCI actively supports over 28,000 motor coaches currently in service and offers 24-hour roadside assistance 365 days a year.
The Company also operates North America’s most comprehensive aftermarket parts organization providing support for all types of transit buses and motor coaches. All buses and coaches are supported by an industry-leading comprehensive warranty, service and support network.
Further information is available on the Company’s websites at www.www.newflyer.com and www.mcicoach.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.
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