John Wilson, The Wilson’s Group, 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.
Matthew Cassidy, Coach Atlantic Maritime Bus, Vice-Chair
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.
Marc Laplante, 417 Bus Line, Past 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.
Greg Nichols, Pacific Western Group
Greg Nichols joined the Pacific Western Group of Companies in 2018 as the Vice President of the Transit line of business. He became a member of the team after nearly 20 years of experience with two of Canada’s largest transportation and logistics companies, including leadership roles in transportation management, marketing & sales, customer services and finance. Greg is a graduate of the Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan. Throughout his career, Greg has focused on being of service to his employees so they can deliver safe and exceptional service to their customers. As President of the Transit & Motorcoach Division, he now leads a team of transportation professionals with extensive experience in passenger transit and inter-city motorcoach operations, safety & security, fleet maintenance, facility management, customer service, and transportation technology.
JP Nadeau, Macnab Transit Sales Corp
JP has more than 15 years of experience in the Motor Coach and Bus industry , General Sales Manager for Macnab , His focus is on customer relationships and guiding customers in their new and used bus purchases .
Luc LaFrance, Fédération des Transporteurs par Autobus
Picture and biography coming soon.
Scotty Kesseler, Motor Coach Industries
Based in Montreal, Canada, Scotty brings 15 years of sales experience to the MCI team and will be responsible for new and pre-owned coach sales to private operators in Canada. Scotty’s career also spans 14 years of experience as a professional auctioneer, which coupled with his hard work and dedication, earned Scotty two Champions Club awards at his previous position for top-performing sales in Canada, both in 2018 and 2021.
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.
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.