Collins Industries names new president of bus division

Posted on February 1, 2007

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Collins Industries, a leading manufacturer of specialty vehicles, has named Kent Tyler as president of its bus division, effective immediately.

Collins Industries’ bus division comprises Collins Bus Corp. and Mid Bus Inc., collectively the largest Type A school bus manufacturer in North America. The companies have manufacturing facilities in Kansas and Ohio.

“Kent has been with Collins Industries for nine years and has played an important role in the success of this division,” said Randall Swift, president and CEO of Collins Industries. “He understands the diversity of the market, the importance of customer and dealer relationships and the integral part all our employees play in the overall success of the company.”

Tyler replaces Paul Kessler, who left the company to pursue other interests. Tyler most recently served as Collins Industries’ corporate vice president of sales and marketing. Before joining the company, he was vice president of Ackerman McQueen, a full-service national marketing and advertising agency. Tyler is a graduate of Oklahoma State University.


Related Topics: Collins Bus Corp.

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories

VIDEO: Kansas District’s School Bus Safety Week PSA

Emporia (Kan.) Public Schools’ video for National School Bus Safety Week informs the public about safety procedures, including pre-trip inspections, warning lights and stop arms, and student loading and unloading.

Representatives of The Peterbilt Store accept the TRP Bus Segment Dealer of the Year Award at the PACCAR Parts and Peterbilt 2016 Parts and Service Meeting in Orlando, Florida. Photo courtesy of Rosena Usmani.

More Bus, Truck Parts Dealers Honored

Among other PACCAR Parts and Peterbilt Motors Co. awards presented in Orlando, Florida, The Peterbilt Store receives the TRP Bus Segment Dealer of the Year Award.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from SBF delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the school bus industry and don't miss a thing!