John Walsh Joins Davey Coach Sales as President/COO
Davey Coach Sales is pleased to announce the appointment of John Walsh as President and COO. Mr. Walsh, most recently the President of REV Bus Group, has more than 30 years of experience in the bus industry. He will report to Tom Davey, CEO.
“At Davey Coach Sales, our values revolve around continually improving our customer experience through our performance-driven attitudes,” commented Tom Davey, CEO. “We believe that John’s experience and strategic approach, combined with our recent investment from Progress Equity Partners, will help propel our business forward while keeping our commitment to customer satisfaction and service.”
Walsh has spent his entire career at bus manufacturers and bus dealerships. Prior to Davey Coach, he was President of REV Bus Group, leading nine different brands of buses and vans in the luxury, transit, school, and mobility markets. John served as the CEO of VPG Autos, makers of the MV-1 car, and as the Vice President of Arboc. John’s dealership experience had him leading National Bus Sales and Leasing as President where he spent 23 years growing National from a small school bus dealership in Georgia to the largest bus dealership at the time with 6 locations covering 14 States.
“Davey Coach Sales is poised for exponential growth in the coming years. They’ve put in the work to acquire the right assets, the right people, and a clear mission that guides them,” said Walsh. “I’m eager to work with Tom Davey, the employees, and our equity partner, Progress Equity Partners, to further the company’s growth and expansion into new markets.”
Davey Coach Sales, one of the leading dealers of new and used mid-sized buses and shuttles in North America, was established in 1992. Davey Coach Sales is consistently awarded Top Distributor honors by our customers and manufacturers alike for 20 years. As the leader in the Specialized Transportation Vehicle Industry we adhered to a basic philosophy of treating our customers in the same fashion as we individually want to be treated. Our emphasis on quality and customer satisfaction continues to stimulate our growth. Davey Coach is backed by Denver-based Progress Equity Partners, a private equity investment firm. The principals of Progress Equity are relationship driven, long-term investors and have been partnering with owners and management teams to build industry leading companies since 1993 (http://www.progressequity.com).