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Thomas Built Buses Adds Manager of Powertrain and Technology Sales

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HIGH POINT, N.C. – September 6, 2017 – Thomas Built Buses, the leading manufacturer of school buses, has hired Kim Alston as the new manager of powertrain and technology sales, effective September 18, 2017. In her new role, Alston will work closely with dealers and customers to determine the best powertrain offerings for fleets including but not limited to Cummins® and Detroit™ engines, Allison transmissions, and innovations and safety features within Thomas Built’s BusWise™ Technologies suite. 

"Kim’s role in this new position will further enhance our strength of offerings. Thomas Built Buses offers a variety of powertrain options. Kim will help dealers and customers pinpoint the key features of different engines, transmissions and BusWise innovations and determine the best fit for each specific fleet," said Ken Hedgecock, vice president of sales, marketing and service for Thomas Built Buses. "Kim’s passion for excellence, honesty, discipline and customer focus will be a tremendous assets to our network."

Alston has been with Thomas Built Buses for more than 13 years. Most recently, she served as supply chain manager. Alston holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from North Carolina State University.  

About Thomas Built Buses

Founded in 1916, Thomas Built Buses is a leading manufacturer of school buses in North America. Since the first Thomas Built bus rolled off the assembly line, the company has been committed to delivering the smartest and most innovative buses in North America. Learn more at https://thomasbuiltbuses.com or at http://www.facebook.com/thomasbuiltbuses.

Thomas Built Buses, Inc., headquartered in High Point, N.C., is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, the largest heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America and a leading manufacturer of class 4-8 vehicles. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets commercial vehicles under the Freightliner, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses nameplates. Daimler Trucks North America is a Daimler company.

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