LANSDALE, Pa. — Blake Krapf, CEO of Krapf Bus Companies, is new president of the National School Transportation Association (NSTA).

Krapf, who will serve a two-year term, succeeds Todd Monteferrario.

“It is an honor to represent the membership of the National School Transportation Association and a privilege to share my passion for the school bus industry,” Krapf said. “As president of NSTA, I will focus on the energizing goals and initiatives defined in our new strategic plan, and continue to advocate for promoting the school bus as the safest mode of transportation for our nation’s children.”



NSTA also announced that Tiffany Boykin has been named executive director of the association. The appointment follows the recent departure of Ronna Weber.

Boykin has more than 10 years of experience in operational management, revenue generation, program development and staff leadership of nonprofit organizations.

Lester Sokolowski also has joined NSTA as regulatory relations director. Sokolowski has more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit leadership, specializing in the school bus, coach, transit and commercial vehicle transportation industries.

NSTA recently moved its headquarters from Alexandria, Va., to Lansdale, Pa.


MIDDLETON, Wis. – The Midwest Bus & Motorcoach Association has elected new members to its board of directors. They are:

  • Brian Whitaker of Windy City Limousine in Broadview, Ill.
  • Tom Bazow of Excursions Trailways in Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • Rex Tennyson of USA Tours in Rolla, Mo.
  • Ethen Sprengeler of CH Bus Sales in Faribault, Minn.

MBMCA also named new officers for 2017-2019. They are:

  • Chair – Trent Stange of Compass Coach in Cedar Springs, Mich.
  • Vice Chair – David James of BRT in Brecksville, Ohio
  • Treasurer – Rex Tennyson of USA Tours in Rolla, Mo.
  • Secretary — Ethen Sprengeler of CH Bus Sales in Faribault, Minn.


TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Ten professional drivers representing four different companies from Michigan and Illinois competed in the Midwest Bus & Motorcoach Association Bus Roadeo in August.

Drivers took a written test and got behind the wheel of a bus to put their driving skills to the test. Throughout the competition drivers had the opportunity to demonstrate their professionalism, skill and dedication to motorcoach transportation.

The winning driver will be sponsored by MBMCA to compete in the United Motorcoach Association’s international driver competition to be held during UMA Motorcoach Expo in San Antonio January 6-10.

The top three drivers at the MBMCA Roadeo are:

  • 1st Place — Brian Bass of Great Lakes Motorcoach in Walker, Mich.
  • 2nd Place — Barry Flowers of Compass Coach in Cedar Springs, Mich.
  • 3rd Place — Dave Lagasse of Blue Lakes Charters & Tours in Clio, Mich.


FARIBAULT, Minn. — Randy Angell has been promoted to vice president of sales and service at CH Bus Sales, the exclusive distributor of Temsa motorcoaches in North America

Angell will remain the primary account executive for his current regional accounts but also will continue to manage the Midwest and Western regions to drive sales and improve service and support for all CH Bus/Temsa customers.

“Randy Angell has been an integral part of the growth of our company over the last several years and we are thrilled to promote him to this new position,” said Duane Geiger, president and CEO of CH Bus Sales.

Angell joined the company in 2011 as an account executive for the Midwest region and has successfully moved upward in a variety of sales positions.

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