Luxury Coach & Transportation

March 2015

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22 LIMOUSINE, CHARTER & TOUR MARCH 2015 WWW.LCTMAG.COM COVER STORY: VEHICLES Grech Motors Dream Team Lights Up Luxury Bus Scene The luxury bus manufacturer depends on a veteran team of experts to produce the most cutting-edge bus designs and elevate industry standards for chauffeured group transportation. R IVERSIDE, Calif. – Coach- building icon Ed Grech continues to break new ground in vehicle designs, a skill he's mastered across 33 years of manufacturing luxury commercial vehicles. The CEO of Grech Motors leads a team of experienced profession- als focused on developing upscale luxury buses, confdent in his company's direc- tion and place in the overall bus market. "We build our buses with the highest quality materials and offer more standard features than any other builder, produc- ing vehicles with unparalleled ft and fn- ish," Grech says during a recent interview at Grech Motors headquarters. "We back up our products with the industry's best warranty and after-sale support." Many experienced limo operators are moving into larger group transportation work while seasoned motorcoach opera- tors are flling feets with new vehicles slightly smaller and less expensive than a full-size monocoque motorcoach. "If you ask operators, buses are the most proftable vehicles in their feet," says AJ Thurber, Vice President of sales and marketing. "You're seeing the luxury shuttle and bus market become some- thing of a melting pot. Tour bus and mo- torcoach operators are going with Grech Motors products to better meet their de- mand, while traditional limo operators are continuing to move into group trans- portation and are fnding our vehicles the perfect ft." All Star Cast Leads the Way To ensure Grech Motors vehicles exceed the industry's needs and demands, Grech relies on his seasoned production and sales teams to constantly push the enve- lope in design and distribution. "There's a core group of us that have been here 30 years," says Grech. "We work together, talk about design, and fac- tor in feedback from customers to make sure we have the best product out there." In addition to Thurber and Vice President of operations John Beck, the Grech Motors sales team consists of in- dustry veterans Marty Vitelli, Larry Oli- varez, Rene Martinez, Kaye Marseilles, Tina Clark, and Michael Campos, all of whom have years of experience study- ing and serving the chauffeured trans- portation industry. Supporting the company's sales ef- forts is George Lee, Senior Vice President of Edson Financial Services, a company specializing in providing commercial equipment lending for the ground trans- portation industry. Although it operates independently of Grech Motors, Edson streamlines the buying experience for Grech customers. Lee has more than three decades of industry experience and insight into the unique circumstances op- erators face, making him the perfect part- ner for operators who need help with f- nancing their vehicles. Grech Motors has steadily increased its market share and sales volume, so the in-house sales team receives back- up from Don Brown Bus Sales. Led by President Mark Sebast and Vice President Eric Sebast, Don Brown Bus Sales has 42 years of experience in the industry and is Grech Motors' exclusive Northeast dis- tributor. Its sales force, which includes industry veterans such as Carl Restivo, is committed to creating and serving new Grech Motors customers. "Not only does Don Brown do an ex- cellent job of stocking and distributing our vehicles, but they provide amazing af- ter-sale support to customers," says Grech. Don Brown customers can access a 24/7 emergency hotline to reach senior technicians at any time. Across the array of Grech Motors models, the consistent thread is a commitment to high- caliber craftsmanship on each bus, and an after-sale customer service strategy that ensures operators keep their vehicles running and generating income.

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