Motor Coach Canada Board of Directors

Marc Laplante, 417 Bus Line, Chair
Marc is the Vice President of 417 Bus Line out of Casselman, ON. With his three brothers, Marc is a second-generation owner of this family-owned business, founded in 1958. 417 Bus Line has an impressive fleet that serves commuter services, charters, and school transportation. Marc is current Chair for both MCC and Ontario Motor Coach Assn.

John Wilson, The Wilson’s Group, Vice-Chair
John is President and CEO of The Wilson’s Group, which has been an active member of the Greater Victoria Business and Tourism community for over 40 years and is known as one of the largest and most diverse ground transportation companies and an industry leader in British Columbia.

Luc LaFrance, Fédération des Transporteurs par Autobus
Picture and biography coming soon.

Matthew Cassidy, Coach Atlantic Maritime Bus
Matthew joined the company in 2015 and took on the role of President in 2020. Matthew is a second generation owner, operating the family business with his brothers. Coach Atlantic Maritime Bus is one of Canada’s most diversified bus transportation companies, providing service for group charters, cruise ship passenger excursions, multi-day tours, daily inter-city passenger and parcel line run, municipal transit, and school bus routes.

Shane Engel, Engelheim Charter Inc.
Shane Engel is CEO and President of Engelheim Charter Inc., founded in 1975 by Shane’s parents Oliver & Gladys Engel. Engelheim’s fleet of 20 coach buses is proud to provide excellent, safe charter service throughout southern Saskatchewan!

  

John Fehr, Beaver Bus Lines
John Fehr is the President of the family business in Winnipeg, Manitoba, which was purchased by his parents John and Mary Fehr in 1972. Beaver Bus lines operates a modern fleet of 21 charter motor coaches and 22 buses for school transportation.

Serge Gonthier, Prevost
Serge has more than 40 years of experience in the Motor Coach industry and  in 2007, he joined Prevost Car as a Regional Sales Manager, new coach, for Eastern Canada. Since then, the customer satisfaction is always his main priority.

Raelene Miller, Pacific Western Group of Companies (PWT)
Raelene joined PWT as the Vice President of Motorcoach. She brings 25+ years of leadership experience within the travel, transportation and tourism industries. Raelene has been a leader with WestJet and Rocky Mountaineer where providing excellent customer service is paramount. Her motorcoach background includes operating a Ski Tour company and Gray Line franchise . Raelene has spent the past seven years with Airport Terminal Services at the Calgary Airport.

JP Nadeau, Motor Coach Industries (MCI)
JP is the VP of Sales for New & Pre-owned Coaches in Canada and has 13 years experience in the bus industry, 2 of which are with MCI.  JP is a mechanic by trade and started in the bus industry selling parts, then moved to bus sales. 

Scott Parsons, Parsons & Sons Transportation 
Scott is the President of Parsons & Sons Transportation in Newfoundland Labrador.  Since the company’s inception by his father, Richard, in 1962, the family business has grown to include 21 school buses, 21 motor coaches, and a 6 bay garage.  The company currently employs 50 people including third generation family members.

MCC People

Marc Laplante

Marc LaPlante

417 Bus Lines
Chair of the Board

Staff

Vince Accardi

President
vince@motorcoachcanada.com

Mardi Schueler

Vice President
mardi@motorcoachcanada.com

Stevie McKeeman

Communications and Marketing Manager
stevie@motorcoachcanada.com

Ray Cherrey

Safety and Regulatory Affairs Strategist
ray@motorcoachcanada.com

Laura Huether

Events Manager
Currently on Maternity Leave