DES PLAINES, Ill. — Chad Sadowy has been promoted to Canada Western Region vice president of sales at Motor Coach Industries.

Sadowy succeeded Guy Tessier, who retired on January 8 after a four-decade career that included 29 years with MCI.

In his new position, Sadowy, formerly technical solution manager for the region, is responsible for both new and pre-owned coach sales in the territory. The Canada Western Region covers Ontario to the west coast of British Columbia.

Sadowy started his MCI career in 1993 as production worker at the Winnipeg plant.


Steve Kuhn, formerly superintendent of maintenance for a multi-vehicle fleet transportation provider in Edmonton, Alberta, will replace Sadowy as the region’s technical solution manager.

Kuhn, who holds a journeyman certification as a heavy-duty mechanic along with several other industry-related qualifications in coach-related systems, is also a PEMAC (Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada) Maintenance Manager Professional.

Kuhn’s career in motor coaches and fleet management spans 29 years.



Jen Rodriguez has joined the sales team at ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc.

Rodriguez was appointed to the regional sales manager position responsible for servicing existing accounts and establishing new customers in the western region of the United States.

She previously worked in sales and accounting at Glaval and in sales at Forest River’s Class C division.


GAFFNEY, S.C. – Jeff Sather has been named president and CEO of Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation, a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America.

Sather leads all operations of the manufacturer of motorhome, walk-in van, school bus and commercial bus chassis.

He began his career with Daimler Trucks in 2001 and most recently was financial business partner for the company’s operations and specialty vehicles group and its aftermarket division.

Sather succeeds David Carson, who is now president of Western Star Trucks and also is a member of the Daimler Trucks operating committee and is the company’s chief diversity officer.

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