OAK CREEK, Wis. – GO Riteway Transportation Group has announced the following promotions:

Joshua Smith was promoted to chief financial officer. He started with the company in 2011 as operations controller and most recently was vice president for finance.

Nate Hamilton was promoted to vice president for western region school bus operations. He joined the company in 2013 as an operations supervisor in Oak Creek, advanced to terminal manager there, and in 2016 was promoted to western regional operations manager.

Jason Ebert was promoted to vice president for fleet and facilities. He started at GO Riteway in 2010 as a fleet and facilities coordinator. In his new role he will continue to be responsible for acquiring and maintaining company vehicles and properties.

Jenny Stanley was promoted to corporate controller. She has served as assistant controller for the past three years, helping to create and drive efficiencies and process improvements throughout the accounting and finance functions.


ATLANTIC CITY — The Greater New Jersey Motorcoach Association presented its 2018 Motorcoach Professional Awards in Atlantic City.

The annual awards honor employees who demonstrate excellence and professionalism in the industry. The Motorcoach Professional Award is the association’s way of giving member companies a platform to recognize their outstanding team members before industry leaders.

Recipients received a plaque, a watch, a two-night hotel stay and a $100 food voucher from GNJMA’s casino partners.


This year’s winners are:

  • Fransiour Scott, Suburban Transit
  • Santos Hunt, Community Coach
  • Rosemarie Martorelli, DeCamp Bus Lines
  • Michael McNeil, Greyhound Lines
  • Alejandro Serna, Lakeland Bus Lines
  • Arthur (Art) Johnson, Martz Group
  • Margaret Marut, Panorama Tours
  • Lois Marks, Peter Pan Bus Lines
  • Emma Edwards, Safety Bus
  • Gina Grellet, Sands Casino Bethlehem
  • Melvin Williams, Sheppard Bus Service
  • Walt Deminski, Starr Transit Co.
  • Richard Borkowski, Stout’s Transportation
  • Lee Weissburg, Translite Enterprises
  • Benjamin Rosado, Vanderhoof Transportation
  • Willis Manning, Werner Bus Lines


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Anthony Tomasello has joined American Seating as regional sales manager for the Northeast marketplace.

Tomasello has more than 10 years of sales management experience, including five in the transportation industry.

Before joining American Seating, he held national sales manager and senior sales manager roles with such companies as Chestnut Ridge Foam Inc., Pitney Bowes, Multiscope Document Solutions and Duo North America.

Tomasello is a competitive tournament bass fisherman and is a member, and has served as president, of the Mariner Bassmasters of Pennsylvania, a chapter of the Pennsylvania B.A.S.S. Federation.


CORNWALL, Ontario — Jeff Goldwasser has joined Canadian vinyl manufacturer Morbern Inc. and Schoepf Fabrics of Germany.

Goldwasser joins Morbern as a sales agent for the mass transit market and will lead the company’s dealings with transit authorities.

He also was named as North American sales manager for Schoepf Fabrics as the company enters the North American motorcoach, transit and rail markets.

Goldwasser, who grew up in his family’s bus company in New York, is vice president of the Bus Association of New York and is a member of the American Bus Association Foundation board.


COSTA MESA, Calif. — John Busskohl has been named western region senior account manager for ABC Companies.

Busskohl is based in ABC’s Costa Mesa facility and is responsible for coach sales in northern California, Oregon and Washington.

His extensive background in the motorcoach industry includes operations, sales and relationship management. He began his career with Arrow Stage Lines, one of the founding companies of Coach USA.

“Having been involved in bus operations along with purchasing many buses throughout my career gives me a customer’s perspective,” Busskohl said. “With this background, I can provide a more consultative sales approach to help customers understand and obtain what is important to them.”

He reports to Bryan O’Connell, senior vice president of ABC’s western region.

“We are excited to welcome John to our team,” O’Connell said. “He is an industry veteran with superior product knowledge and is focused on building and maintaining client relationships. He will be a definite asset to his client base and to our ABC Team.”

Busskohl has served on the Gray Line Worldwide board of directors and in 2017 was a vice chairman of Spader Group 708. He is also an active member of several industry organizations including CBA, UMA and ABA.


STEVENSVILLE, Md. – Radu Pop has joined heavy-duty vehicle lift company Stertil-Koni as business development manager.

In his new position, Pop works closely with the company’s regional sales managers and top leadership to further advance fleet sales – notably truck and bus fleets – and simultaneously support the efforts of Stertil-Koni’s national accounts team.

“Radu has an extensive background in vehicle lift sales and facility operations,” said Stertil-Koni President Jean DellAmore. “What’s more, he has the drive, dedication and talent to further help boost Stertil-Koni sales and customer support.”

Pop has a decade of industry experience and an extensive knowledge of maintenance facility operations, technician safety and recommended practices across a wide variety of fleet types – from trucking and public works to major transit enterprises.

He is a member of the Technology and Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations, participating in task force conferences and reviewing recommended practices implemented at fleet maintenance facilities across the United States.

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