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2019 Press Releases


January 25, 2019

ABC Companies’ Chief Executive Officer, Dane Cornell announced today that Charles “Chuck” Carns, will be joining  the ABC Team as Chief Financial Officer effective March 1st, 2019.  Chuck joins ABC following 23 years as the Chief  Executive Officer of Mears Transportation Group and Hello Destination Management.  “Chuck’s success has been  the result of managing multiple acquisitions and business start‐ups, in addition to his day to day responsibilities as  CEO of Mears transportation. Chuck brings additional knowledge that will align with our growth and further  improve customer service,” stated Dane Cornell.  Chuck commented on his recent appointment, stating, “I am  grateful to the Mears organization and the many talented people I have worked with and for over the years.  Now I  am looking forward to the next chapter of my career and being able to bring my experience to an organization with  the level of customer service that ABC provides”.  

This appointment is accompanied by Roman Cornell being named President and Chief Commercial Officer of ABC  Companies.  “As we continue to grow and expand into new markets, we are building an experience base across  several key positions within our organization”.  “These changes to our Senior Leadership ensure ABC has the  breadth of experience and proven results to lead our success into the future,” stated Roman Cornell. “Ongoing  succession planning across ABC Companies ensures continuity of service to customers and our employees,” added  Dane Cornell.  Other members of the Cornell family continue to hold key roles within the organization as well.   Ashley Cornell, continues as Vice President ‐ Strategic Accounts, responsible for several key customers in the West  and North West, including rapidly growing employee shuttle programs.  Ryhan Cornell is an Account Manager in  the Southeast Region, overseeing several key accounts and ensuring quality customer service.     

“These leadership changes, along with the active role of several Cornell family members, ensures that our growth  will never be at the expense of the core values instilled in us by my father, Clarence “Clancy” Cornell.  Making our  customers successful, makes ABC successful, and I look forward to what our Senior Management Team will bring  to the future,” concluded Dane Cornell.      

ABC Companies is a leading provider to the transportation industry with diverse product and service offerings that  cover a full spectrum of operational needs including new and pre‐owned full‐size highway coach equipment, along  with transit and specialty vehicles.  ABC supports customers with a comprehensive after sale service network for  service and repairs, collision services, extensive OEM and quality aftermarket parts needs for transit, motorcoach  and heavy‐duty equipment from ten strategically placed locations throughout the U.S. and Canada.  Additionally,  private and municipal financing and leasing options are available through the company's financial services group –  one of the largest financial service providers within the industry.  For more information, contact ABC Companies at  800‐222‐2871 or visit the company web site at www.abc‐companies.com  

About ABC-Companies

ABC is the exclusive North American distributor of prestigious Van Hool motorcoaches. ABC also offers the largest selection of pre-owned bus and motorcoach inventory in the country.

With convenient service locations throughout the United States and Canada, ABC is there when and where you need us to keep your coach or bus working properly. We have parts for all makes and model motorcoaches and transit buses including Van Hool, Prevost, MCI, Temsa, Gillig, New Flyer, Novabus, Nabi, Goshen, Ameritrans, Blubird, etc. We offer fleet assist programs to keep your fleet running optimally while providing you with the convenience of a managed maintenance system. Our solution uses a proven fleet management software program to help you organize preventative maintenance activities based on your fleet composition, requirements and duty cycles.

We are at your service with 24-hour, 7 day per week customer care technical support.


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