Riverside, Calif.—Grech Motors announces the addition of AJ Thurber as VP of sales and marketing. Thurber makes the transition from Don Brown Bus Sales to lead the Grech Motors sales division and joins Grech Motors veterans John Beck, Kaye Marsielles, Larry Olivarez, Rene Martinez, David Reagan, Sue Reagan, Louis Alvarez, and Ralph Garcia.
“We are thrilled to have AJ Thurber on board with the Grech Motors team as our new VP of sales and marketing. I have worked side by side with AJ for the last 15 months and have never seen anyone with his work ethic or the level of commitment he has to his customers 24/7. With his extensive knowledge of our industry and products coupled with his energy and reputation, he is truly in a league of his own. In addition to working closely with the Don Brown team and our fantastic sales staff, AJ will lead the charge with rolling out some very innovative sales programs that will further illustrate our commitment to our customers and the industry,” says Ed Grech, president of Grech Motors.
Thurber joined Don Brown in 2009 to launch its luxury bus division with a focus on expanding its presence in the limousine industry not just for market share, but also for giving back to the industry by supporting local, regional, and national associations. Thurber grew the Don Brown luxury division into one of the country’s largest bus distributors to the industry.
“We have had the privilege to enter an industry together, and build relationships and products that are second to none. Together we developed our manufacturing and dealer support network—a winning combination that we will continue as we go forward. We wish AJ all the very best as he continues his career,” says Mark Sebast, president of Don Brown Bus Sales.
“The synergy between Grech Motors and Don Brown has proven to be one of a kind and resulted in the leading manufacturer distributor relationship in our industry’s history,” Thurber says. “I am very grateful for the opportunity to advance my career within the industry while maintaining the strong bond between DBBS and Grech Motors. Together, we will be taking both companies to new levels of success.”
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