Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Davey Coach

Davey Coach Sales has added additional sales expertise to its growing California operation with the hiring of a new sales consultant. With nearly a decade of experience, Emmitt Chitwood joins the team, creating additional resource and customer relationship expertise to continue building the Davey Coach footprint along the West Coast. He will be focusing his efforts in support of Cornerstone Bus Leasing & Rentals as well as Davey Coach bus service and parts.

Emmitt Chitwood Sales Consultant Emmitt Chitwood

“We are excited to welcome Emmitt to the Davey Coach team and look forward to his personality and customer project management skills and how they will enhance our brand on the West Coast,” said Davey Coach Sales President Mark Stenseth.

Davey Coach has been selling, servicing, and delivering buses to the shuttle bus and transit industry for 30 years. The company prides itself on its unique, customer-centric approach taken with every bus sale, lease, and rental, as well as all service and parts transactions. The company continues to grow and looks forward to building stronger relationships with new and existing customers with this new sales addition.

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Commonwealth WW

Commonwealth Worldwide Executive Transportation is pleased to announce the addition of Billy Placier as affiliate manager.

“We’re excited to add Billy to our talented team,” said Director of Operations and Global Affiliate Relations Tami Saccoccio Rutter. “His many years in the business has earned him a respected reputation within the industry—one that will serve Commonwealth well.”

name of image Commonwealth Worldwide Affiliate Manager Billy Placier

Placier has more than 38 years of executive ground transportation experience, first starting in 1983 as a chauffeur. He later joined Music Express of Burbank, Calif., learning everything from billing to dispatch to training. He nurtured many long-standing friendships and business relationships during his time as affiliate manager for the company.

“I’m really looking forward to this new challenge with a company as great as Commonwealth Worldwide,” Placier said. “I’ll be keeping up with relationships I’ve enjoyed for years as well as building exciting new ones.”

A Jersey boy, Placier’s love is ice hockey, having played in organized leagues until age 50. He served as a JV head coach/assistant varsity coach of Paramus (NJ) Catholic High School’s boys’ hockey teams and is still an active coach with the Jersey Hitmen—a stellar youth hockey organization with teams in the United States Premier Hockey League.

Commonwealth Worldwide is celebrating its 40th Anniversary, having started with one man—Dawson Rutter—and one car in 1982. The company has evolved as a powerful international force in the industry specializing in financial roadshows, general aviation, C-level corporate travel, and entertainment/production tours with operations in 82 countries.

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CD/NLA Show Vegas

It’s hard to believe we’re just days away from the 2022 CD/NLA Show in Las Vegas (March 27-30). But don’t worry: if you haven’t yet registered for the event, there’s still time. Just click here to register and save $50 (NLA members save $100).

We’ve got a great show planned at the spectacular—and convenient—Paris Hotel & Casino, and we’re especially excited to announce the content of our always insightful State of the Industry panel. Sponsored by Grech Motors, the State of the Industry will be held on Monday, March 28 at 12:15 pm.

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Whether it’s maintaining profitability, finding reliable chauffeurs and CDL drivers, rising fuel prices, supply chain issues, insurance, or just staying above water after the pandemic, there are myriad topics on the minds of today’s operators. This year’s State of the Industry offers a no-holds-barred conversation with an all-star panel of operators, who will lend some clarity to your thorniest of issues. Moderated by CD President Chris Weiss, the SOTI will feature six seasoned panelists with companies of varying sizes representing markets from around the country. Maya Adrine of Golden Limousine, Brett Barenholtz of Above All Transportation/Boston Car Service, Kristin Hundley of Limousine Connection, Shariff McMichael of Dav El/BostonCoach. Jason Taylor of Prestige Transportation, and Dave Uziel of Urban Worldwide will share their knowledge, wisdom, opinions, and business solutions. With our industry facing a completely new and possibly unfamiliar landscape, getting some frank and honest input from fellow operators will help you chart a steady course. This format was well-received at our Dallas show, with attendees calling it the “best SOTI ever” and “a must-attend event.” Whether you have two cars or a hundred, there’s sure to be useful advice that you can glean from these industry experts.

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But the State of the Industry isn’t the only buzz-worthy event happening Monday morning. Prior to the SOTI, you won’t want to miss our Corporate Travel and Client Panel. Join Tony D’Auria of Goldman Sachs/HQ SummitGround, Alicia King of Chevron, and Freelance Ground Transportation Professional Donovan Wilson—along with Moderator Jason Sharenow of Broadway Elite Worldwide—for a vital panel discussion, where these three corporate travel managers from various industries will discuss their thoughts on when businesses will steadily return to regular travel and what that might look like, their duty of care policies for keeping their professionals safe, updates on RFPs and procurement, price sensitivity, the potential for dynamic pricing, sustainability in the business world, and more. If you work with corporate clients or travel managers, you cannot miss this session.

Before you go, don’t forget to download the CD/NLA Show App, which is available on your favorite app store by searching CD NLA Shows, and has all of the information you need to make this your best show yet. It’s also a great way to connect with your fellow show-goers and vendors. Thanks to North Point Global Transportation Worldwide for sponsoring.

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