Jim Reynolds to Retire as CEO of A-Z Bus Sales; John Landherr, President, Named Successor

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After 13 years of service, Jim Reynolds, CEO, retires but remains as member of the Board of Directors. John Landherr, President, assumes the role of President and CEO.

Jim has guided and led A-Z Bus Sales in ways that we needed, and we would not have evolved into who we are today without his leadership.

A-Z Bus Sales, Inc., a leading provider of transportation and fire apparatus solutions, announced today the retirement of CEO, Jim Reynolds after 13 years of service. Mr. Reynolds will remain as a member of the Board of Directors of A-Z Bus Sales, which in June approved current President, John Landherr as Reynolds’ successor, naming him, President and CEO of A-Z Bus Sales. Mr. Landherr will assume the role effective July 1st, 2014.

“Jim has guided and led A-Z Bus Sales in ways that we needed, and we would not have evolved into who we are today without his leadership,” said George Tillery, founder and Chairman of the Board. “Jim has led us to the marketplace leader for school bus sales in California. This culminated in the recognition from Blue Bird by naming A-Z Bus Sales employee-owners as the ‘Dealer of the Year for 2013.’”

Mr. Reynolds began his career with A-Z Bus Sales after leaving Tyco Security, a global leader in fire and security products, in 2001. His initial role with A-Z Bus Sales was Manager of New School Bus Sales, overseeing marketing and sales operations. He was later promoted to Vice President, then President. Mr. Reynolds led A-Z Bus Sales for 10 years as President, until adding the additional role of CEO in 2010. After hiring John Landherr as President in July 2013, Mr. Reynolds continued in his leadership position of CEO.

During his 13 years of service, Mr. Reynolds led extraordinary growth at A-Z Bus Sales, increasing revenue and income for the company. Reynolds further developed business opportunities with A-Z Bus Sales, launching two new divisions for the company; A-Z Emissions Solutions, providing diesel truck and fleet owners CARB Compliance assistance; and A-Z Fire Apparatus, serving as an authorized E-One Fire Apparatus Dealer in California. “It has been my privilege to serve our customers and employees of A-Z Bus Sales,” said Reynolds. “We have a great team in place to continue our industry leadership and growth.”

John Landherr, a Naval Academy Graduate, Marine veteran, and Texas A&M MBA Graduate in Finance, joined A-Z Bus Sales in July of 2013 after being recruited by Reynolds and approved by the Board of Directors. “John’s leadership credentials, track record and accomplishments make him the perfect individual to lead A-Z Bus Sales and its future growth,” said George Tillery. “His integrity is exemplary and in line with our core values.”

Prior to joining A-Z Bus Sales, Mr. Landherr served as President of Certified Aviation Services (CAS), where he was responsible for growing the regional business into a national business, supplying aviation services to airlines and OEM’s. Prior to CAS, Mr. Landherr served as Chief Operating Officer of Smiths Aerospace, formerly Integrated Aerospace a market leader in aerospace manufacturing. “I am honored and humbled to lead such an outstanding organization that strives for customer service excellence to both their customers and fellow employee owners,” Landherr stated.

Mr. Landherr’s leadership and service extends beyond his professional career. He is a board member for the Let it Be Foundation; a nonprofit organization that provides support and services to Southern California families with children fighting cancer and pediatric life-threatening illnesses. He also serves as a member of the Los Angeles County Fair Association.

About A-Z Bus Sales, Inc.
A-Z Bus Sales, Inc. is a transportation dealer-distributor serving the education, government, public sector, commercial and private fleet markets with a broad portfolio of bus and fire apparatus solutions. The employee-owned company specializes in green alternative fuel products. A-Z provides sales, service, parts, and financing for both new and pre-owned buses and vans, fire engines and fire trucks, as well as emissions compliance services like diesel particulate filter retrofits for buses and trucks. Founded in 1976, A-Z Bus Sales has built a reputation for outstanding customer service, long-lasting customer relationships, professionalism and integrity, and the No. 1 or 2 positions in markets served. Headquartered in Colton, California the company has multiple sales and service locations serving California, Arizona, Nevada, and Hawaii. More information can be found at http://www.a-zbus.com or by calling 800.437.5522.

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