Began his career in the bus business when he joined Ontario Bus Industries, later acquired by Daimler Buses, as a sales representative in its service parts department. Was recently named as MCI's new executive VP, sales and marketing.
Co-located Travel Exchange aims to bring together motorcoach and group tour and travel industries to help form both partnerships and business relationships. Meanwhile, several companies mark major milestones on the show floor.
Tornado Bus Co. - Dallas
The Tornado Bus Co.’s new bus facility, which opened in October, encompasses 8.5 acres and is 10 minutes from downtown Dallas.
Peter Pan Bus Lines - Springfield, Mass.
Peter Pan added new MCI J4500s to its fleet. The coaches have clean-diesel engine technology to help reduce emissions and burn less fuel.
Key presentations included NTSB, FMCSA chiefs discussing safety programs, while business executives talked brand building and marketing tactics.
Hagey Coach Inc. - Souderton, Pa.
With eyes set on constant improvements in efficiencies and reliability, CEO Rick Heller reports there is much going on at MCI, including its new ‘Business Excellence’ program. The company is also celebrating its 6,000th J/E coach and a new CNG contract in Los Angeles.
Environmentally friendly trends continued their progress on the show floor and during educational sessions at the 16th installment of BusCon, held at Chicago's Navy Pier in mid-September.
Title: VP of sales and marketing, private sector
Organization: Motor Coach Industries Inc.
City: Schaumburg, Ill.
Along with new owners KPS Partners, Motor Coach Industries (MCI) recently named a new CEO, Rick Heller. METRO Magazine spoke to Heller about his new position, the new outlook at MCI and how it will put behind some of its past issues going forward.
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