DALLAS (January 25, 2016) – Today, MV Transportation, Inc. is pleased to announce that Gary Coles has been promoted Chief Sales Officer, Core Business.
In his new role, Gary will lead all strategic business development efforts in MV’s core business verticals with an emphasis on fixed-route and paratransit.
“Gary is a proven leader in the transportation industry with an impressive 25-year track record of understanding clients’ needs and exceeding their expectations. With this promotion, which specializes Gary and his team on our core business, our current and future clients can expect to receive the benefit of his deep industry knowledge as well as his passion for bringing the latest technologies to the table to ensure safety and operations are superior in every way” said Brian Kibby, MV’s Chief Executive Officer.
Gary, who has been a leader in MV’s sales team for nine years, joined the company in 2007 as a Senior Vice President of Business Development. He was responsible for leading MV’s efforts in new markets, including Louisiana, Oklahoma, Atlanta, Dallas, and Austin; and was instrumental in developing strategic partnerships with key transit industry leaders. Gary also managed a team of business development vice presidents responsible for significantly increasing company revenue.
"I am committed to driving forward our strategic business priorities designed to better serve our customers: clients and riders alike," Gary said. “MV has embarked on a bold vision to bring game-changing innovations in transportation to our customers; I’ve never been more excited to be in the transportation industry and look forward to the launch of several new capabilities and products in 2016 and beyond.
Prior to joining MV, Gary served as a General Manager with Veolia Transportation where he was responsible for managing multiple divisions, including 225 vehicles, a staff of 450 and an annual budget of $35 million. For 15 years, Gary served in various leadership roles at Greyhound Lines, Inc., including Director of New Business Development, Regional Manager, Sales Manager, and General Manager.
Gary is joined by Beth Prunier who has been appointed to the role of Chief Sales Officer, Shuttle, School Bus, and Events. As colleagues, Gary and Beth will partner closely to ensure that their clients get the benefit of the sum of MV Transportation’s 40 years of deep expertise in providing freedom of mobility with heart and innovation