Foley steps down as CH Bus Sales CEO; Geiger takes over

Bob Foley

FARIBAULT, Minn. — Duane Geiger has been named president and CEO of CH Bus Sales LLC, the North American distributor of Turkish-made Temsa motorcoaches.

Bob Foley, the company’s former president and CEO, has stepped down and assumed the role of president of the Coach Finance Group.

The changes were effective last month.

CH Bus Sales said Foley will remain an active member on the board of directors and will consult with the management team when needed.

“I’ll still be plugged in, just not seven days a week,” Foley told Bus & Motorcoach News.

“I’ll still be plugged in, just not seven days a week,” Foley told Bus & Motorcoach News.

In a company news release, he said, “I don’t want to completely retire and this transition will allow me to pull back but still stay active. Duane and I have worked together for over 20 years, so this will be a seamless transition. In addition he’ll inject new ideas to push the company to the next level.”

Foley served as the president and CEO since 2011. In his role he directed the organization to grow from a start-up to 70 employees, with four owned service locations, distributing three Temsa product models in addition to starting and managing Coach Finance Group.

He also maintained excellent communication between Temsa Global, CH Bus Sales’ management team and customers throughout the U.S.

Foley has over 30 years of experience in the motorcoach industry and served on the United Motorcoach Association and American Bus Association boards over his tenure.

Duane Geiger

Geiger has served as the executive president of sales and service since 2011. He has been an integral part in CH Bus Sales’ growing success with the Temsa product across the U.S.

Prior to joining CH Bus Sales, he owned and operated a real estate services company.

Geiger has extensive experience in the motorcoach industry, having worked at a major coach distributor for 16 years in key roles involving the company’s sales and service support.

“I want to thank Bob for his dedication and vision over these last five years,” Geiger said. “I am looking forward to the challenge of bringing CH Bus Sales to the next level.”

CH Bus Sales called the change a strategic move forward for the company as it looks to expand on the Temsa brand throughout the U.S. market.

“(Geiger’s) strategic vision for this company and the Temsa product has shown through over the last five years and we are looking forward to continued success and expansion under his new appointment,” said Mike Haggerty, chairman of the board at CH Bus Sales

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