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Howsmon led the school bus manufacturer’s sales and marketing team from 2007 through 2009. Since 2010, he has held the position of senior advisor to Blue Bird.
In addition to providing counsel to Blue Bird’s leadership team, Howsmon represented Blue Bird on the American School Bus Council and was a key contributor and spokesperson for Blue Bird in executive discussions with the National School Transportation Association, the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services and the National Association for Pupil Transportation during his senior advisor role.
“His strong people skills, coupled with his love for the school bus industry and the respect he has for the dealer network, have enabled him to serve Blue Bird very effectively in this capacity,” the company said in an announcement.
Howsmon is also known as a dealer advocate. Officials said that as chief marketing officer and senior vice president of sales, he spent much time on the road visiting dealers and has built strong personal friendships throughout the Blue Bird dealer network. He is also credited with playing a key leadership role in increasing international sales.
For his part, Howsmon said that he will miss his regular interactions with industry partners and his friends in the industry, adding that he has great confidence in a bright future for Blue Bird.
Other recent news on Blue Bird:
A new state law aims to accelerate the process of getting a commercial driver’s license by enabling private vendors to conduct the knowledge and skills tests.
Auto Safety House, the Thomas Built Buses dealership for Arizona, will operate as a brand under the ownership of W.W. Williams, a provider of repair services and products.
Kiesha Shannon of Ohio pleads guilty to attacking her daughter’s bus driver and is sentenced to three years of probation. The judge says he had limited sentencing options, which is why he didn’t give her jail time.
The dealership’s event recognizes top pupil transportation providers, including the 2017 Alabama Love the Bus Driver of the Year.
NYAPT asks the state Legislature to continue the funding it is currently providing; add funding for pre-K students, bus monitors, and security; and increase support for the school bus driver training program.
The research by West Virginia University scientists sheds light on the sources and amount of greenhouse-gas methane that is emitted in the natural gas supply chain.
SynTec Seating Solutions is offering black back seat covers for its S3B and S3C school bus seats.
The new 10-year deal makes Duval County Public Schools the contractor’s biggest customer.
Mid-South Bus Center in Tennessee and Warner Bus Industries in Saskatchewan are the latest dealers to become certified in the collaborative effort between the school bus manufacturer and its dealers.
New legislation designed to support a growing number of homeless students leaves some transportation providers grappling with logistics and costs. More training and inter-staff communication are recommended.
The state acquires 26 Blue Bird propane buses as part of its efforts to update its aging fleet.
Florida officers arrest Zachary Martin for allegedly stealing a school bus and attempting to elude officers during a traffic stop.
The statewide program offers $10 million for purchasing school buses powered by electricity, renewable diesel, natural gas, or propane.
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