Longtime Wolfington salesperson retires

Posted on October 2, 2012

Frank Shicatano joined Wolfington Body Co. in June 1957 as a clerk typist.
Frank Shicatano joined Wolfington Body Co. in June 1957 as a clerk typist.
Frank Shicatano recently announced his retirement from Wolfington Body Co. after 55 years with the company.

Wolfington Body Co. is a distributor of school and commercial buses. Shicatano joined Wolfington in June 1957 after working as a trainee for Silverman’s Carpets. Harry Wolfington, owner and president at the time, hired Shicatano as a clerk typist.

In the position, Shicatano typed bus, hearse and ambulance orders for Superior Coach Corp.; he also typed letters and filed paperwork.

After about five years with the company, Harry Wolfington asked Shicatano if he would like to sell school buses. At 23 years old, officials said it was initially difficult for Shicatano to talk to prospective customers and gain their trust, but he persevered and became one of the most successful salespeople at Wolfington.

Richard Wolfington, who is Harry Wolfington’s son and current company president, said of Shicatano, “Frank has sold school buses to three generations of school bus contractors and school district transportation departments throughout Pennsylvania. His contribution [to] and support of student transportation is unprecedented in the industry.”

Richard Wolfington went on to say that the company has been fortunate to have a “partner like Frank, and the success of Wolfington Body Co. can be directly translated to the ability and professionalism of men like him.”

For his part, Shicatano said that the 55 years has gone by quickly.

“The best thing [about] being with Wolfington was they took me into their family and [treated] me with respect and patience while I learned the bus business,” he added. “I would like to thank the entire Wolfington family. I have had a magnificent career at Wolfington Body Co., and a lot of fun.”  

Another article on Wolfington Body Co.

From Buggies to Buses: 135 Years in Transportation

Related Topics: history, Pennsylvania

Comments ( 1 )
  • Anonymous

     | about 5 years ago

    farewell my Friend! Barbara Wolfington George

More Stories

VIDEO: Louisiana District Rolls Out Propane Buses

Public television program MotorWeek spotlights East Baton Rouge Parish Schools, which bought 10 propane school buses after flooding wiped out a portion of its fleet last year. Now, the district has ordered 30 more.


Truck Strikes 3 Students at School Bus Stop

According to police in Minnesota, initial reports indicate that the bus was stopped with its stop arm extended, and the teens were hit by the pickup truck as they walked toward the bus.

On Dec. 1, Baltimore County Public Schools unveiled what it calls its Mobile Innovation Lab, a mobile classroom and “makerspace” built on a school bus.

PHOTOS: Baltimore District's Mobile 'Makerspace' Conversion

Baltimore County Public Schools recently unveiled its Mobile Innovation Lab, a mobile classroom and “makerspace” built on a school bus. The lab helps students learn about coding, programming, robotics, and circuitry in a hands-on environment.


When the Going Gets Tough, Reitano Gets Tougher

Whether it’s solving school bus challenges, confronting a state association crisis, or fighting cancer (twice), New Jersey’s Ingrid Reitano has stayed strong for more than 40 years in pupil transportation.


Push-to-Talk Device

DispatchPlus Push-to-Talk is designed to provide one-touch communication and GPS tracking in one solution.


Type A School Bus

The Trans Star, Trans Tech’s new Type A school bus, is a 20-passenger, dual rear-wheel bus that features the company’s signature aerodynamic design, according to the manufacturer.

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!