April 8, 2013, Deposit, N.Y. — Leonard Bus Sales President, Mike Leonard, today announced that Leonard Bus Sales, Inc. has won IC Bus’s prestigious Pursuit of Excellence dealership award. Leonard Bus Sales, Inc. was one of four IC Bus dealerships in the United States and Canada that were recognized for their efforts to improve sales and customer satisfaction.
The award was presented to Leonard Bus Sales at the 2013 annual IC Bus dealer meeting held in Philadelphia last month.
“It was truly an honor to accept IC Bus’s Pursuit of Excellence award on behalf of the entire Leonard Bus Sales team,” said company President Mike Leonard. “The success of our company is the direct result of the hardworking women and men that dedicate themselves every day to not only being the best, but most importantly doing what’s best for our customers.”
Photo Caption: (Left to Right) Leonard Bus Sales President Mike Leonard, General Manager Frank Continetti, and Operations Manager Chris O’Hara.
The Pursuit of Excellence awards are based on dealer performance in several key areas in 2012, including growing market share and exceeding annual sales plans. In addition, dealers were required to meet a customer satisfaction index threshold as well as meet community service requirements in order to be eligible to receive recognition.
“These awards are given to dealers that share in our commitment of going the extra mile,” said John McKinney, president, IC Bus. “In addition to providing great service and products, our dealers are also dedicated to the success of their customers and their local communities.”
“IC Bus continues to lead the school bus industry by having not only great products but also the industry’s strongest dealer network,” said McKinney. “On behalf of everyone at IC Bus, I offer congratulations to our top performers of 2012.”
In addition to the Pursuit of Excellence award, Leonard Bus Sales also earned the Quota Buster and Elite Share awards for 2012. The Quota Buster award is given to those dealerships who exceed annual sales goals. The Elite Share award is given to those dealers who have secured a majority of the market share within a specific sales territory. Leonard Bus Sales was the only dealer in the Eastern Region to earn this award in 2012.
About IC Bus: IC Bus, LLC of Lisle, Ill., is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navistar, Inc. (NYSE: NAV). The nation’s largest integrated manufacturer of school buses, IC Bus is a global leader in passenger protection, chassis design, engines and ergonomics. The company is also a producer of commercial buses. All IC Bus buses are sold, serviced and supported through a renowned dealer network that offers an integrated customer program encompassing parts, training and service. Additional information is available at www.icbus.com
About Leonard Bus Sales: Leonard Bus Sales, Inc. is owned and operated by the Leonard family, a recognized leader in the distribution and support of quality, environmentally-friendly school and commercial buses. A third generation family-owned business, Leonard Bus Sales has nearly 50 years of experience providing cost-saving fleet management and award-winning customer support services. Leonard Bus Sales is a leading-distributor of IC BusTM brand buses, Trans Tech and Champion. The company is headquartered in Deposit, NY and operates four additional full-service facilities in Saratoga Springs, Rome, Bergen and Garden City Park, NY. www.leonardbus.com