The Trailways Transportation System (Trailways) announced that its Board of Directors elected Jonathan T. Berzas, president/CEO of Pa.-based Fullington Trailways, as its next chairman, effective January 1, 2017. Berzas, who was elected to the Board of Directors in 2012, will succeed Ron R. Moore, who has served as Trailways’ Chairman since 2014.
In January 2017, Moore will assume the positon of immediate past chairman and preside over the board’s nominating and leadership-succession process. Berzas’ three-year term of office will conclude on Dec. 31, 2019.
The motorcoach industry’s way of doing business had changed radically the last decade, Berzas stated, citing clear and concise communication, brand and leadership trust are now more important, critical business acumens core to Trailways’ enduring successes.
“The entire world has become digitized — business has become more virtual and much less personalized. However, Trailways is known for its strong value, trustworthiness, commitment to safety and valued-based service, therefore, I am confident we will thrive in this new digitized business environment while maintaining and enhancing our pride of independent ownership, trust and service legacy,” said Berzas.
“Jonathan is unique in his ability to translate vision and strategy into world-class execution, bringing together the right teams to drive results; he is a champion of the Trailways culture and has an incredible ability to inspire, energize and connect with employees, stakeholders, industry partners and customers. Jonathan’s vision, strategy and execution track record is exactly what Trailways needs as we enter our next chapter, which I am confident will be even more impactful and exciting than our last,” said Eva Hotard, Trailways president/CEO.
Berzas is the president/CEO of the Fullington Auto Bus Company/Fullington Trailways, which was founded in 1908. He brings over 25 years of experience within the motorcoach, travel and tour industry to Fullington, including stints with American Airlines and Greyhound Lines Inc. Berzas also serves as a director on both the Pennsylvania Bus Association board and Trailways' board.