Thursday, March 30, 2023

Bus and motorcoach dealer DATTCO announced leadership transition for its sales and service division as Jim Gallant, who just marked his 25th anniversary with DATTCO, has assumed the senior vice president of sales & service position. Additionally, Brett Adams joined the DATTCO sales team as vice president of sales and business development.

In his new role, Gallant will manage all DATTCO's sales and service division responsibilities, including parts sales, vehicle sales, fleet repair services, and collision repair. He began with DATTCO in the parts department and grew along with the family-owned company as the dealership expanded. Gallant has most recently served as general manager for Thermo King Northeast, a subsidiary of DATTCO.

DATTCO DATTCO Vice President of Sales and Business Development Brett Adams (left) and Senior Vice President of Sales & Service Jim Gallant

"I'm honored for the opportunity to return to my roots in sales and service. In this role, I will focus on making the division a successful, cohesive unit that continues to provide clients with exceptional customer service and contributes to the overall success of the company's other divisions—school bus and motorcoach," Gallant stated.

Adams brings more than 25 years of sales and management experience. In his current role, he will identify new business opportunities for DATTCO sales and service, build relationships with prospective clients, and grow the division's commercial vehicle dealership aspect.

“DATTCO is already one of the most reputable dealers in southern New England, but my goal is to position it as the region’s top full-service commercial vehicle dealer. The division has a strong team in place, and I look forward to collaborating with them to enhance the DATTCO brand," said Adams.

At the core of both men’s management style is their belief in the direct connection between employee morale and customer experience, according to the company. Together, they will continue to leverage employee relations' importance to build on the division's success and reach their goals.

"I am pleased to announce these important assignments as we continue to position DATTCO as a leader in commercial vehicle sales and service in New England," said DATTCO President Don DeVivo. "Our biggest strength is our staff; it is what sets us apart from our competition. I have great confidence in Jim and Brett's ability to drive strategic growth and increase the visibility of the DATTCO brand while maintaining the high level of customer service we are known for.”

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