THOMAS BUILT NAMES NEW REGIONAL SALES MANAGER Steve Hall Will Oversee Sales in Central Region

High Point, N.C.—Thomas Built Buses has selected Steve Hall to be its regional sales manager for the central region of the U.S., which includes 13 states. Hall brings to the job more than 14 years experience in the school bus industry. Most recently he served as national accounts and fleet service manager for Durham School Services, the third largest student transportation provider in the nation.

In addition to his experience working with Durham School Services and Maxon Lift Corporation, Hall served two years on the Texas State School Bus Specification Committee and was a member of the Chassis Writing Committee for the National School Bus Standards Committee. He holds a master’s degree from Central Michigan University and an MBA from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Texas.

"Steve's broad range of experience in the school bus industry will be a tremendous asset to our company, our dealers and our customers," said Tom Schaaf, director of North American sales for Thomas Built Buses.

As regional sales manager, Hall will work to develop the Thomas customer experience at each dealership and will assist dealers with business planning and development. Hall will retain his current base of operation in Round Rock, Texas. The central region includes the states of Texas, Okalahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana.

After more than 90 years in business, Thomas Built Buses ( is the leading manufacturer of school buses in North America, with more than one-third of the market. Since the first Thomas Built bus rolled off the assembly line in 1936, the company has focused on delivering the smartest and most innovative buses in North America.

Thomas Built Buses is a member of Freightliner LLC, the largest heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America and a leading manufacturer of class 3-8 vehicles. Freightliner LLC produces and markets commercial vehicles under the Freightliner, Sterling, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses nameplates. Freightliner is a company of DaimlerChrysler, the world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer.

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