Prevost announced that Jack Forbes has retired from the company, effective March 5, after more than 40 years in the motorcoach industry.
Forbes started his career in the industry in 1980 and joined the Prevost team in 1998 as vice president of part sales, where he grew the Prevost parts business. In 2012, he took on the daunting task of a dual role as vice president of parts sales and corporate accounts.
“I continued working to grow the parts side while also developing our plan to move into the public sector commuter business,” Forbes said. In 2016, Forbes moved to coach sales where he was responsible for seated coach and public sector as vice president of new coach sales.
In the last year, Forbes shifted his focus to key corporate accounts, during which time he also began the process of passing the torch to Prevost newcomer Brad Wiese. “I mentored Brad, our new sales vice president, during the past year in preparation for my retirement,” Forbes said. “He is up to speed and ready for the tasks at hand.”
Prevost thanks Forbes for his dedication and many contributions over the years. “We are grateful for the hard work, accomplishments and upbeat attitude Jack brought to Prevost,” said Francois Tremblay, Prevost general manager. “He leaves big shoes to fill, and we wish him the absolute best in his retirement.”
Forbes is well known for his positive, can-do attitude and hard-working mentality. “I am extremely proud of the long-term relationships I’ve built with customers and bus industry associates over the years,” said Forbes. “Many go back almost 40 years and were much more than just business; they are friendships.”
He continued: “I am proud of the reputation I have built as a resource that gets the job done, is always transparent, and likes to have fun when the time is right!” Forbes has never missed a UMA EXPO, and this year is no different. He looks forward to fun with friends and associates next month at the event in Orlando before he takes on life as a retiree.
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