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BLUE BIRD CORPORATION ANNOUNCES NEW GENERAL MANAGER OF PARTS & SERVICE

[image: thumbnail]Fort Valley, GEORGIA (August 21, 2013) — Blue Bird Corporation is pleased to announce the addition of Bill Landreth as the General Manager of Parts and Service.

Bill brings to Blue Bird over 30 years of experience with parts and service management, specifically focused in the truck and school bus industry. Bill will work closely with dealerships to further support Blue Bird's premiere service and support pledge, along with globally growing the parts and service division.

"We are delighted to welcome Bill to the Blue Bird team," said Phil Horlock, president and CEO of Blue Bird Corporation. "Bill brings a thorough knowledge of the parts and service function and has considerable experience in developing and executing business strategies that drive profitable growth. His experience will be invaluable as we continue to grow our market share both domestically and internationally, while providing the industry's best customer support."

Bill was most recently with American LaFrance, where he was responsible for its aftermarket parts and service division. Prior to that, Bill worked with Daimler Trucks and Freightliner where he held positions in parts sales, marketing, marketing analysis, pricing optimization and as a regional parts manager. Bill received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Portland State University School of Business.

Posted on 2013-08-21

As a Blue Bird customer for over 25 years, our district has a solid Blue Bird fleet of the Vision, All American and Micro Bird buses. We choose to standardize our fleet to solely Blue Bird because of the quality of the buses. Our Blue Bird school buses are dependable, our drivers love driving the buses and we receive excellent parts and service support from Blue Bird and our local dealer, New York Bus Sales.
Fred Paye
Director of Transportation
Hilton Central School District
Hilton, NY

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