Marc Laplante, 417 Bus Line, Chairman of the Board
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 Chairman for both MCC and Ontario Motor Coach Assn.
John Wilson, The Wilson’s Group
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.
Martin Bureau, Fédération des Transporteurs par Autobus
Working for 10 years in the bus industry, Martin Bureau is the Assistant General Director and Communication Director within the Bus Carriers Federation. The Federation represents private bus companies such as school transportation, chartered, intercity, urban, adapted, airport and shuttle transport.
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.
Tom Jezersek, Pacific Western Group of Companies (PWT)
Tom is the President and COO of Pacific Western Group of Companies (PWT), the largest, privately owned, people transportation company in Canada. Tom oversees all four business lines across Canada – Motorcoach, Student Transportation, Transit and Employee Transportation.
Stuart Kendrick, Greyhound Canada Transportation ULC
As Senior Vice President of Greyhound Canada Transportation ULC, Kendrick is responsible for Greyhound’s Canadian operations, including passenger services, maintenance, labour, and government relations. Greyhound Canada is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation in Canada, serving nearly 1,100 locations. It has become an icon of bus travel, providing safe, enjoyable and affordable travel to 6.5 million passengers/year.
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.