The first four production units of the compressed natural gas NEXBUS go to Pennsylvania’s Lower Merion School District.
DeVivo was the owner and CEO of DATTCO, which is the ninth-largest school bus contractor in the nation and is a dealer for IC Bus and Collins.
The industry veteran is named the new Canadian bus division national sales manager for Collins Bus parent company Allied Specialty Vehicles.
Westport’s CNG system, currently an option on Collins Type A school buses, will also be available for Allied Specialty Vehicles’ commercial buses and emergency vehicles.
Under a new partnership with CleanFUEL USA, Allied Specialty Vehicles will expand its alt-fuel line, which currently includes Collins propane school buses.
As vice president of sales for the Type A school bus manufacturer, Leggett will lead sales efforts in the U.S. and Canada.
Kepler has been with the Type A school bus manufacturer’s sales department for the last six years and has been working directly with Collins dealers.
Several alternative-fuel vehicles debuted during the show in Kansas City, Missouri, including two new CNG school buses and an all-electric bus. Also, safety-related products, such as a stop-arm violation data system and a student and vehicle tracking system, grabbed the spotlight.
Wolfington, who washed buses as a teen and later took the reins of his family’s school bus business, Wolfington Body Co., died on Thursday at age 75.
Scheuler, previously VP of sales and marketing, has risen through the ranks since joining the Type A school bus manufacturer in 2001.
ASV, the parent company of Collins Bus, promotes Tyler to vice president of sales and marketing in North America for all product lines.
On Jan. 29, Collins Bus and Westport will discuss key considerations for adopting compressed natural gas (CNG) buses. They will also share details on the new NEXBUS Type A CNG Collins bus.
The NEXBUS Type A bus powered by compressed natural gas will be exhibited at the NAPT trade show next week.