Prevost is celebrating the 32-year career of Ron Beverly in the motorcoach industry.
Beverly worked with Prevost for 21 of those 32 years as a Regional Sales Manager for Parts in the South Central U.S. territory. He is credited with building “a fantastic customer-base and is well-known for putting customers first,” the company said.
Beverly began in the motorcoach industry with Marathon Coach in Coburg, Oregon, in 1988. He worked in different roles there until 1997, including Production Parts Manager, Purchasing & Materials Manager and, eventually, as part of their Senior Management Team, procuring all materials and components for the motorhome conversion process.
In 1997, Beverly made the move to Desert West Coach in Phoenix, where he was responsible for disbursement and inventory management for all of their repair operations.
‘Thrilled’ to be at Prevost
During those early years, Beverly remembers wondering what it would be like to work for Prevost, the Quebec-based bus manufacturer. In 1999, that chance materialized, when Jack Forbes, then the Vice President of Parts & Business Development, hired Beverly as one of the first Regional Parts Sales Managers. The job offer came as Prevost began creating a team to support regional customers with all their parts requirements. Beverly worked hard to live up to the challenge of building and supporting the territory.
“I was thrilled to be part of the Prevost organization and put pressure on myself to be sure I lived up to the Prevost reputation of delivering first-class service to my customers,” Beverly said. “I was able to build very strong customer relationships throughout the region by working extremely hard to earn their trust and trying my best to deliver above their expectations.”
Beverly particularly enjoyed working with customers who leased Prevost’s entertainer vehicles.
“Servicing the entertainer leasing accounts in my region was challenging and yet very rewarding. Being a musician myself, I realize the challenges the artists, bands, and crews face out on tour. Meeting those challenges whenever they arose was exciting, and to know that you’ve made a difference for them was rewarding,” he said.
As Beverly retires, the Prevost parts regional sales managers have redistributed territories to be able to manage the transit, coach, entertainer, and motorhome customer base that he built over the years.
Tom Crowl, Director of National Parts Sales, describes Beverly as “a very strong advocate for his customers. If I were a Prevost parts customer, I would want Ron to be my representative. Ron will be missed on our Prevost team.”
Additionally, Jack Forbes, Vice President of Public Sector and Corporate Accounts, says he’ll remember Beverly for being “always helpful and a great team player, consistently going above and beyond for our customers.”