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INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS: PEOPLE & EVENTS Ü UPCOMING EVENTS


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SCHEULER STEVENS KOSHINSKI VESELSKY


American Public Transportation Association International Bus Roadeo May 2 – 6, Indianapolis Contact: 202/496-4800, www.apta.com


GOODSON MCWHIRTER


 Collins Bus Corporation promoted Matt Scheuler to the role of vice president of sales and marketing. Scheuler has worked at Collins for the past 13 years, most recently as director of sales responsible for North American sales in the western region of the U.S. and Canada. He will report directly to Kent Tyler, president and CEO of Allied Specialty Vehicles’ Bus Division, Collins’ parent company.  With nearly four decades of Ford Motor Company initiatives on his resume, Rob Stevens has accepted a position with ROUSH CleanTech. As the new vice president of strategy, Stevens will spearhead future product and customer strategy.  CleanFUEL USA added Matthew Koshinski and  Brooke McWhirter to its sales team. Koshinski previously managed various projects at Caterpillar, Inc. to develop retrofit and upgrade kits for Caterpillar industrial engines. McWhirter brings extensive experience in both the state and national legislative offices for Congressman John Carter and most recently worked in marketing at the Texas Railroad Commission.  USSC Group welcomed Dan Veselsky, whose new role involves developing and fostering key national accounts in the fire and emergency vehicle industries. USSC Group provides seating, fire suppression and services


ISLEY-PESTO


to the commercial and military transportation markets.  Peterson Manufacturing promoted Kristen Goodson to the position of vice president of product management. Goodson’s new role includes creating product strategies and recommendations, involvement in all product decisions, and coordinating cross- functional team initiatives. She will also serve on the company’s board of directors. She has been with the company since 1995. David A. Duke, CEO of National Express Corporation, recognized Jeff Flippo, maintenance supervisor of Durham School Services in Beloit, Wis., for earning Master Technician certification from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. Flippo joins the select 1,483 Master School Bus Technicians in the U.S. Meanwhile,  Kimberly Isley-Pesto, training specialist at National Express in Warrenville, Ohio, recently received the bus contractor’s Outstanding Internal Customer Service Award. She accepted the award at a special event at National Express Group offices in London.


California Association of School Transportation Officials (CASTO) Northern Sectional Roadeo May 3, Galt, Calif. Contact: casteoroadeo@gmail.com www.castoways.org


American Bus Association Spring Board Meeting 2014 May 5 - 6, National Harbor, Md. Contact: 800/283-2877 meetingsdept@buses.org, www.buses.org


American Public Transportation Association Bus & Paratransit Conference May 4 – 7, Kansas City, Mo. Contact: 202/496-4800, www.apta.com


Alternative Clean Transportation Expo May 5 − 9, Long Beach, Calif. Contact: 888/993-0302 info@actexpo.com, www.actexpo.com


Michigan School Business Officials Annual Conference & Exhibit Show May 6 − 8, Grand Rapids, Mich. Contact: 517/327-5920, msbo@msbo.org www.msbo.org


Annual Transfinder Client Summit May 7 – 9, Albany, N.Y. Contact: Bridget Swick, 800/373-3609 bswick@transfinder.com


36th Nevada School Bus Safety Roadeo May 10, Las Vegas Contact: Diana Hollander, 702/668-4319, dhollander@doe.nv.gov


New York School Bus Contractors Association Safety Competition May 17, Rockland State Park, N.Y. Contact: Jennifer Bruce, 518/220-9905, jen- nifer@cciconsulting.org, www.nysbca.com


CASTO State Championship Roadeo May 25, Galt, Calif. Contact: castoroadeo@gmail.com www.castoways.org


36 School Transportation News May 2014


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