James Carson Promoted to Western Regional Sales Manager for Complete Coach Works

James Carson Promoted to Western Regional Sales Manager for Complete Coach Works

RIVERSIDE, CA – Complete Coach Works (CCW), a leading provider of transit and sustainable transportation solutions is pleased to announce the promotion of James Carson to Western Regional Sales Manager for the company, reporting to Patrick Scully CCW’s Chief Commercial Officer effective October 2, 2023.

“This is a natural progression for James since he started his career at CCW in 2014 and has been involved in learning multiple facets of the business”, said Michael Dominici, CCW’s Chief Financial Officer. “James is well versed in both market and customer dynamics as well as the internal technical workings of the company. We are confident that James will continue to grow professionally and be a positive contributor to the company under Pat’s leadership.”

“I am honored and excited to embark on a new journey being a part of CCW’s Sales Team. I look forward to pursuing and building upon the relationships with our existing customers as well as building new relationships with leaders across the bus industry,” said James Carson. 

“I’m excited to have James join the sales team where he will be able to offer fleet transportation solutions to our customers in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii”, said Patrick Scully.  “James is well known in the industry and his professionalism and attention to detail will serve our customers well in the coming weeks and months.

Complete Coach Works (CCW) headquartered in Riverside, CA, is the largest bus remanufacturing and rehabilitation company in the United States, with over 34 years in the transportation industry. A pioneer in the field of alternative fuel and hybrid vehicle technology, CCW has always worked to provide clean vehicles through innovative design and engineering, and it unveiled the world’s first remanufactured all-electric, battery-powered bus in 2012. For jobs of any size, CCW’s team of over 350 experts provide cutting-edge products and exceptional customer service.

In 2021, Complete Coach Works, along with Shuttle Bus Leasing, Transit Sales International and D/T Carson Enterprises, wholly-owned subsidiaries of Carson Capital Corp transitioned to an Employee Stock Ownership Corporation.

Complete Coach Works Adds To and Strengthens Senior Management Team with the Addition of Industry Veteran Patrick Scully as Chief Commercial Officer

Complete Coach Works Adds To and Strengthens Senior Management Team with the Addition of Industry Veteran Patrick Scully as Chief Commercial Officer

July 26, 2023 – RIVERSIDE, CA –Complete Coach Works (CCW), the nation’s leading bus remanufacturer, announced today that effective August 1, 2023, Patrick Scully is appointed as Chief Commercial Officer for the corporation.

“We are ecstatic to have Patrick Scully join our team to lead the Sales and Marketing side of the organization. Having his background, experience and knowledge on our team will allow CCW, Shuttle Bus Leasing and Transit Sales International to continue to grow in the market and continue our history of providing the highest level of service to customer base”, said Dale Carson President of CCW. “We’ve been considering this move for some time and now is the perfect time for this addition to our company”.

Scully will join Bradley Carson (COO) and Michael Dominici (CFO) as the senior leaders of the organization responsible for guiding the organization for the future.

“I have known CCW and the Carson family for over 30 years and its an honor to be able to join a company I have held the utmost respect for in the manner in which they have served and represented themselves in the market”, commented Scully. “I look forward to continuing to develop transportation solutions for the bus and coach market that CCW has exhibited since its inception.”

Complete Coach Works Welcomes Back Jay Raber as Regional Sales Manager

Complete Coach Works Welcomes Back Jay Raber as Regional Sales Manager

RIVERSIDE, CA – Complete Coach Works (CCW), the nation’s leading bus remanufacturer, is pleased to announce the return of Jay Raber as its Regional Sales Manager. In this role, Raber will oversee sales activities and drive business development initiatives within the Midwest region.

Raber brings extensive industry knowledge and a wealth of experience to his position at Complete Coach Works. With over 40 years in the transportation sector, he has developed a deep understanding of the market landscape and has built strong relationships with key stakeholders across the industry. Raber’s return to CCW reinforces the company’s commitment to delivering exceptional customer service and expanding its market presence.

“We are delighted to welcome Jay Raber back to the CCW team,” said Brad Carson, Chief Operating Officer at CCW. “Jay’s proven track record in sales and his in-depth knowledge of the transportation industry make him the ideal candidate to drive our sales efforts and further our growth objectives. We are confident that Jay’s leadership and strategic vision will play a significant role in expanding our market share and strengthening our position as a leader in transportation solutions.”

During his previous tenure at CCW, Raber played a vital role in driving sales growth and forging strategic partnerships. His ability to understand customer needs and deliver tailored solutions has earned him a reputation for excellence within the industry. In his new role as Regional Sales Manager, Raber will be responsible for identifying new business opportunities, nurturing client relationships, and ensuring customer satisfaction throughout the sales process.

“I am thrilled to rejoin the CCW family and contribute to the company’s continued success and I am excited to be a part of CCW’s dynamic sales team again,” said Raber. ” With CCW’s strong reputation for innovation, my aim is to deliver exceptional value to our customers and exceed their expectations. I look forward to building on our existing relationships and forging new partnerships to drive growth and achieve our sales objectives.”

As CCW’s Regional Sales Manager, Raber will work closely with the sales team, collaborating on sales strategies, and implementing effective business development plans. His extensive experience and industry insights will be instrumental in identifying emerging trends, understanding customer requirements, and positioning CCW as the preferred provider of transportation solutions.

Remembering the Legacy of Kevin O’Brien: A Remarkable Leader and Friend

Remembering the Legacy of Kevin O’Brien: A Remarkable Leader and Friend

RIVERSIDE, CA, APRIL 28, 2023— With heavy hearts, we share the news of the sudden and tragic passing of our dear colleague and friend, Kevin O’Brien. On April 26, 2023, Kevin was involved in an automobile collision in San Bernardino County that took his life at the age of 65. The details of the accident are unknown, and the authorities are investigating the incident.

Kevin was a free spirit who pursued his passions and interests with great enthusiasm. He began his career in the transit industry a decade before joining the Complete Coach Works (CCW) team in Riverside, California. For the last 22 years, he has been an essential part of CCW, serving as the General Sales Manager and supervising a broad spectrum of projects that involved mid-life rehabilitation, collision repair, and full remanufacturing.

He had been an integral part of the transportation industry for over 32 years, earning him the respect of his peers and colleagues. Kevin was known for his unwavering commitment to excellence and his natural talent for problem-solving. He was a true leader who inspired his team to always aim for excellence and never settle for mediocrity.

“Our organization could never have been the same without Kevin, and his contributions will be remembered for years to come,” said Brad Carson, Chief Operating Officer of Complete Coach Works. “He was a trusted colleague who always had a solution to every problem. He truly embodied the values of our company and will be deeply missed.”

Kevin was more than just a great colleague and leader. He was a true friend to all who knew him, always ready to offer a listening ear or a helping hand to those in need. He possessed an exceptional ability to forge meaningful connections with people on a personal level. Beyond his professional accomplishments, Kevin was known for his warm personality and caring nature. He had a remarkable ability to uplift the spirits of those around him, making everyone feel at ease in his presence. Kevin’s kind heart, infectious laugh, and unique sense of humor left a lasting impression on everyone who crossed his path.

“Kevin was one of the most genuine and caring individuals I have ever met,” Brad continued. “He lived his life with honesty, integrity, and kindness, and he will always hold a special place in our hearts.”

Kevin’s passing is a great loss to the transportation industry and the community as a whole. His legacy will continue to live on through the countless lives he touched and the positive impact he had on those around him. He is survived by his loving children, siblings, nieces, nephews, and a large extended family. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with them during this difficult time. Rest in peace, Kevin. You will be deeply missed, but your memory will always be cherished in our hearts.

Details regarding the services to celebrate his life will be shared when they are available.

The Nation’s First 60-Foot Bus Rehabilitation to Battery Electric

The Nation’s First 60-Foot Bus Rehabilitation to Battery Electric

The Nation’s First 60-Foot Bus Rehabilitation to Battery Electric

Complete Coach Works installs proprietary battery-electric technology in an articulated bus for TriMet (Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon)

RIVERSIDE, CA, January 17, 2022— Complete Coach Works (CCW) breaks new ground in zero-emissions mass transit with the Nation’s first conversion of a 60-foot articulated diesel-powered bus to battery electric for TriMet.

CCW, the leading North American bus remanufacturer, combined the Voith Electrical Drive System (VEDS) with CCW’s own Zero Emission Propulsion System (ZEPS) battery technology to solve the electric conversion challenge in a 60-foot articulated workhorse transit bus.

Since 2012, CCW has converted more than 70, 30-foot, 35-foot, and 40-foot fossil fueled transit buses to battery electric. The company offers 403 kWh and 504 kWh lithium ion NMC battery packs.

CCW is thrilled to now offer customers a 605 kWh lithium ion NMC battery and powertrain solution to support larger and heavier vehicles that will easily haul their significantly higher passenger loads.

60-Foot Breakthrough
CCW converted the Nation’s first-ever 2007 60-foot New Flyer diesel-powered articulated transit bus to battery electric. The project included a complete restoration of TriMet’s bus, known as Desert Rose, to like-new condition with the ZEPS 605 kWh lithium ion NMC battery pack and the VEDS powertrain.

“We’ve worked with TriMet in the past converting three 40-foot low floor transit buses to battery-electric, but this was the first time facing a 60-foot articulated bus, which requires more energy storage than any previous conversion,” said Jim Paul, CCW’s Regional Sales Manager. “We’ve proven ourselves again in this accomplishment and thank our partners on the project. The advanced CCW batteries combined with VEDS provides the bus with a significantly longer operating range while maintaining its battery life.”

Keeping high-use, low-floor buses rolling and looking like new
Articulated buses not only carry more passengers, but generally provide a lower-floor design that offers greater passenger accessibility. TriMet’s 14-year-old refurbished bus not only features new passenger lightweight seating, flooring, fresh branding and LED exterior and interior lighting, it also provides a new ADA-compliant wheelchair ramp for faster passenger onboarding.

“Our process significantly extends the bus’s service life while providing a much quieter and zero-emission ride for Portland commuters,” said Jim. “The teamwork between CCW, TriMet and Voith not only moves TriMet’s bar higher on achieving its green initiatives, but paves the way for more agencies to adopt rehabbed electric buses as part of their fleets.”

TriMet is the 16th largest public transit agency in the United States and ninth in the nation in ridership per capita. In 2019, it committed to a clean energy fleet by the year 2040 and became the first U.S. transit agency to acquire battery-electric buses with charging stations completely powered by wind energy.

TriMet has begun extensive testing and evaluation of this inaugural 60-foot model on a Portland metro express route where the bus is already proving its reliability according to TriMet.

“TriMet is proud to partner with CCW in our quest to be the leading Transit Agency that leads the renewable energy drive, and Desert Rose has been a shining star — a Giant of a Rose. The performance numbers from this 60-foot articulated bus are unbelievable and we look forward to a continued partnership with CCW,” said Samuel Rumhizha, Director Bus Maintenance.

CCW’s ZEPS battery division, operated with sister company Transit Sales International, has developed the remanufactured all-electric bus by taking existing low-floor transit buses and remanufacturing them into like-new vehicles with their own proprietary all-electric drivetrain systems. Currently, ZEPS buses have logged four million passenger miles across the nation.

Learn more at ZEPSDrive.com

Complete Coach Works Announces Appointment of Chief Operating Officer

Complete Coach Works Announces Appointment of Chief Operating Officer

Riverside, CA – Complete Coach Works (CCW) announced today that Brad Carson was appointed the company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO). As COO, Brad will be instrumental in leading the operations, building culture, and executing the company’s goals.  

“It is an exciting time for the company and our employees as the transition to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) has been executed. The addition of Brad as COO to the executive team will ensure continued operational excellence, technological growth, and new company culture as we’ve entered the next phase of the company,” said Michael Dominici Chief Financial Officer.

Brad began his tenure in 2004 as a transit bus mechanic. Over the years, he has held several leadership positions in the company, such as Operations Manager, Purchasing & Materials Director, Facility Maintenance Director, and his most recent position as the Sales and Marketing Director.

As COO, Brad will immediately assume responsibility for Operations, Sales and Marketing, Engineering, Bus Acquisitions, and other related departments.

Complete Coach Works remains committed to serving its customers in the best way possible and remain the leading transit bus remanufacturer in North America.