Thomas Built Buses Hires New Vice President of Engineering


High Point, N.C. - July 30, 2014 – Thomas Built Buses announces Tracy Mack Askew as the company’s new vice president of engineering. Her responsibilities include design engineering, testing and compliance, along with research and development.

“Tracy’s deep knowledge in both the engineering and management sides of the business makes her a tremendous asset to the Thomas Built team,” said Kelley Platt, president and CEO for Thomas Built Buses. “Tracy is an innovator and a hard worker, who will help to take Thomas Built Buses to even greater heights. We look forward to many great things coming out of her leadership.”

Mack-Askew has spent the past 15 years of her career at General Motors as part of their engineering team. Her most recent position was global commodity manager for General Motors. Mack-Askew holds a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University, and a Master of Arts degree in management from Harvard University. She will reside in the High Point area with her husband and three children.     
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 or at

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.


Thomas Built Buses announces Tracy Mack Askew as the company’s new vice president of engineering.
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