Luxury Coach & Transportation

September 2018

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LUXURY COACH & TRANSPORTATION SEPTEMBER 2018 13 PEOPLE & OPERATIONS LuxuryTransportation Scene MTC LIMOUSINE & CORPORATE COACH COMPLETES LARGE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM FOR HIGH-PROFILE MEETING IN JAPAN BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. — MTC Limousine & Corpo- rate Coach, Inc. recently completed a comprehen- sive ground transportation program for a prominent international client's board of directors meeting in Tokyo, Japan. Throughout the two-day meeting, MTC provided transportation for over 40 guests, with the program consisting of about 25 airport transfers and multiple offsite special events and activities. The pro- gram used all vehicles in MTC's luxury fleet, including sedans, multi-purpose vehicles, vans, and 28-passen- ger mini-coaches. "For over 20 years, MTC has served as a managing operator for the company's global board of directors meetings in locations such as San Francisco, Sydney, Toronto, and Washington D.C.," said Stephen Decatur, MTC's VP of global meetings and events. "The synergy between our planning and operations team and the client's planning team is seamless, and we're looking forward to other opportunities to provide this client with global services." To ensure a smooth program, MTC had a team of two senior onsite operations specialists to oversee all departures. These specialists arrived in Tokyo over a week before the start of the meeting, spending several days planning for the arrivals of the executives, hold- ing pre-event meetings, and visiting sites included in the program agenda. In addition, a local team of operations staff provided support during peak move- ment times. "In 2008, MTC completed its first major on- location international meetings and events service in Dubai. Since then, we have, in addition to Japan and throughout the U.S., managed groups in Canada, South America, Australia, China, India, and all over Europe," said MTC's COO Matthew Hitchcock. "We believe there's no better way to serve our clients than being on the ground with them every step of the way to personally ensure the success of their meetings and events." MTC is set to return to Japan in 2019 for another large transportation program. Information: SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA OPERATION BRINGS ON DAVE HAWES SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — UrbanBCN Worldwide said July 16 it hired another industry veteran, David Hawes, to its team. Hawes has spent the last 19+ years in the industry as a chauffeur, and worked his way up into the position of reserva- tionist/dispatcher. During his six years with Joe Magnano of CLI Worldwide Transportation of Costa Mesa, Calf., he started as a dispatcher and became the company's affiliate manager. Over the past few months, Hawes worked for a San Jose-based company that allowed him to learn the Bay Area market. "David's knowledge and experience of the Los Angeles market will help us make our mark in Southern California," UrbanBCN Owner Dave Uziel said. "He's joining our team as the Los Angeles Logistic Coordinator." When asked about joining the UrbanBCN family, Hawes said, "I am both excited and humbled to join such an amazing team. I am grateful for this wonderful opportunity, and foresee a future full of happiness and success." Information: DATTCO CELEBRATES DRIVER'S 40TH ANNIVERSARY, MORE THAN 3.5 MILLION ACCIDENT FREE MILES DRIVEN NEW BRITAIN, Conn. — On June 29, 2018, DATTCO celebrated the 40th an- niversary of one of its finest motorcoach operators, Mark Sullivan. During an in- formal ceremony, Mark was surrounded by colleagues who took turns sharing memories from the past four decades. Mark has driven more than 3.5 million miles during his career. His profession- alism and customer service has made him one of the most requested drivers by DATTCO's clientele. He's driven famous dignitaries, govern- ment officials, professional and collegiate athletes, and tours groups throughout North America. In 2016, Mark was presented with Connecticut Bus Associa- tion's Motorcoach Driver of the Year" Award. To be chosen, a driver must demonstrate safe driving with the highest standards in every facet of the profession. To this day, Mark still has an accident-free driving record. Mark's stellar safety record has given him the opportunity to work with DATTCO's Safety & Training Program, where he assists with training and mentoring new drivers, as well as providing re- medial training for seasoned ones. DATTCO President Don DeVivo presented Mark with a certificate acknowledging and thanking him for his 40 years of service. "We are fortunate Mark is willing to share his knowledge of the motorcoach profession and his experience on the road with our less experienced drivers," said DeVivo, who has worked with Mark his entire career at the company. "Mark represents DATTCO at the highest of industry standards, and always puts the interests of the company first." Information:

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