School bus manufacturer Thomas Built Buses has named Daoud Chaaya to its senior leadership team as the vice president of sales, marketing, service, and dealer operations. In his new role, Chaaya will oversee all customer and dealership engagements, leading initiatives to focus on enhancing customer experiences with TBB’s comprehensive line-up of products and services for the student transportation industry.
“We’re excited to welcome Daoud to his new position with Thomas Built Buses, where he will play a critical role in developing strategic sales and marketing plans to best serve our valued dealer partners and our mutual customers,” said Kevin Bangston, president and CEO of Thomas Built Buses. “Daoud’s extensive experience at Daimler in engineering, finance and aftermarket are a valuable foundation for his new role at TBB and continued leadership.”
Daoud first joined Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) in 2003 and throughout his tenure has served as a product validation engineer; project controller; support manager to the CFO; director of aftermarket in international markets; and most recently as director, field service for the southeast region. Daoud holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA from the University of Portland.