ABC Companies announced several promotions to improve its senior management team including:
- Roman Cornell to ABC Companies CEO
- Dane Cornell to ABC Companies Board of Directors Executive Chairman
- Chuck Carns, ABC Companies CFO, joins ABC Companies Board of Directors
- John Gillis to Executive VP, ABC Companies Parts Source
Dane Cornell's Time at ABC Companies
Dane Cornell has led ABC Companies, serving executive posts and as CEO.
Dane has developed executive talent with a focus on upholding the company's core values. He will continue to mentor leadership and support the business through continuing contributions and oversight as the executive chairman of the ABC Board.
Roman Cornell's Experience
Roman Cornell has served in a variety of regional and corporate positions for the past 31 years with the company.
Roman brings knowledge of the organization and industry with an emphasis on customer relationships, senior team leadership, sales, operations, and administration to his new CEO role.
Most recently serving as president and CCO, Roman has been the force as ABC has expanded its product portfolio to diversify into new markets, including zero emissions.
Chuck Carns and John Gillis
Chuck Carns serves as the CFO of ABC Companies.
Carns' appointment to the ABC Companies Board of Directors brings knowledge and experience in the industry.
John Gillis joined ABC Companies in 2000, holding numerous roles within the ABC Part Source business division.
Under his leadership, ABC Parts Source now services more than 700 transit authorities and more than 2500 private coach operators.
As executive VP, Gillis oversees seven warehouse facilities in the U.S. and Canada along with all sales, inventory, procurement, logistics, and customer support activities.
What the Promotions Mean for ABC Companies
These recent promotions follow the company's history of leveraging its internal talent while injecting outside expertise to advance its market leadership position and enhance growth strategies.
Guided by Cornell and Cars, the company successfully navigated through the recent market shifts by launching new product categories and technology initiatives within the private and public ground transportation sectors.
ABC Companies Parts Source business, led by Gillis, also experienced growth throughout the period, capitalizing on shifting and emerging market opportunities encompassing motorcoach, transit, and new vehicle categories including battery electric vehicles.