We come to work every day with one common goal, to design, build, sell and service the world's finest school bus. That's what we do - no distractions, no competing priorities.
Phil Horlock has been Blue Bird's CEO since April 2011. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Horlock served as Blue Bird's President and CEO until July 2021, as well as CFO and Chief Administrative Officer, starting in January 2010. Before joining Blue Bird, Mr. Horlock spent over 30 years with Ford Motor Company, where he held senior executive positions in Finance and Operations worldwide. His last three positions with Ford were Chairman & CEO of Ford Motor Land Development, Controller of Corporate Finance, and CFO Ford Asia Pacific & Africa.
Matt Stevenson has been Blue Bird's President since July 2021. Earlier in his 20-plus year career, Mr. Stevenson held various leadership roles in the commercial vehicle industry, including President and General Manager of Meritor WABCO and executive positions at Bridgestone Americas, Inc., Meritor, Inc., and Daimler Trucks North America, LLC.
Steve Girardin is President and CEO of Micro Bird Inc, a joint venture between Blue Bird and the Girardin Family. Mr. Girardin has more than 25 years of innovation, manufacturing, sales, service and fleet operations experience in the North American bus industry. Mr. Girardin has spent the last 20 years successfully leading and transforming Micro Bird Inc into a North American market leader. Mr. Girardin also participates on various Boards and management committees for 2 Blue Bird dealerships and a leading Québec school bus operator.
Tom Roberts was appointed Blue Bird’s Chief Administrative Officer in November 2015. Immediately prior to this appointment, Mr. Roberts advised Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company, LLC, an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P., as well as numerous portfolio companies, including Blue Bird, with respect to strategic, organizational, legal and compliance issues. Previously, from 2006 to 2008, Mr. Roberts served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the Controls Group of Invensys, PLC, a global provider of automation and information technologies.
Paul Yousif was appointed the Company’s General Counsel and Corporate Treasurer in December 2016. From 2011 to February 2015, Mr. Yousif served as Vice President of Legal Affairs/Corporate Treasurer. Mr. Yousif has held the position of Corporate Treasurer since joining the Company in 2007.