Accessibility

Former Q'Straint sales, tech expert Goss dies

Posted on January 11, 2016

John Goss, a former Sales and Technical Expert with Q'Straint passed away January 3, 2016.

A Vietnam veteran, Goss retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Chief Master Sargent. When he returned to the states, Goss accepted a position as Director of Transportation & Facilities for Marana Schools in Tucson, Ariz., before opening Goss Enterprises. Goss is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Janine, two sons, seven grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. He earned countless awards and acclamations from local, state and federal levels over his many careers, including nominations for outstanding Air Force Noncommissioned Officer of the Year for Transportation and the Star Award. He was also twice elected as the Director of the Arizona Department of Transportation.

During his 15 years as the Director of Transportation & Facilities for Marana Schools, Goss established a great relationship with Jim Reaume, Director of Sales at Q'Straint. Reaume was always impressed by Goss's knowledge of wheelchair securement products and regulations — not to mention his outspoken love for Q'Straint wheelchair securement Q5000. After Goss retired from his role as Director of Transportation & Facilities in 1989, Reaume enthusiastically offered him a contract job as the very first Outside Sales and Technical Expert at Q'Straint. Goss quickly proved his value to the company assisting with specifications and regulations, working tradeshows, training the sales team, and of course sharing his abundance of insider knowledge.

One of Goss's most notable accomplishments was the development of the Q'Straint National Training Seminar, which has evolved into a unique and highly regarded industry program. Q'Straint is grateful to Goss for laying the groundwork, and helping the program become what it is today — 14 years later.

It was clear from day one that Goss's military background helped to shape him as an individual — strong, tenacious, intelligent and loyal. In memory of Goss's passion for training, Q'Straint will be dedicating their training facility in his name.

John will be deeply missed by the entire Q'Straint family, but fortunately his legacy will live on, the company said in a statement.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (1 Comment)

More News

Healthcare tech co. partners with Lyft to provide rides to surgery, rehab

PeerWell will now include transportation scheduling at select hospitals across the country.

Transdev to provide paratransit ops for Atlanta senior, youth program

Will be responsible for all aspects of paratransit operations and maintenance for Fulton County Department of Aging and Youth Services, including reservation management, scheduling and dispatch, and maintaining the 51-vehicle fleet

Amid FBI probe, Santa Clara VTA names new paratransit provider

The contract with MV Transportation will last for five months with the option to extend.

Community Transit awards surplus vans to nonprofits

Twelve non-profit groups from Snohomish Country, Wash. will be able to provide more than 26,000 trips to foster children, the homeless, disabled veterans and low-income residents due to the agency's Van GO program.

Ga. woman wins $5M settlement after paratransit accident

Jurors spent about seven hours in deliberations before concluding non-emergency transportation company Logisticare LLC was partially at fault for the 2012 Adele, Ga. accident.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (1)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close