Neilsen Named New CEO of Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced that Chief Operating Officer Roger Neilsen will become chief executive officer and president, effective April 1. He will oversee all brands, includingThomas Built Buses.

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Navistar Announces Key Leadership Appointments

LISLE, Ill., – Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) today announced the appointment of Persio V. Lisboa, president of operations, as executive vice president and chief operating officer, effective immediately. In addition, Steven K. Covey, senior vice president and general counsel, is retiring after 36 years with Navistar. Curt Kramer, currently associate general counsel and corporate secretary, will succeed Covey effective April 1, 2017.

Blue Bird Awarded $4.4 Million to Develop Electric School Bus

WASHINGTON—In December 2016, the Department of Energy announced that they would be awarding $15 million to organizations in an effort to accelerate the adoption of advanced and alternative fuel vehicles. Blue Bird Corporation, a bus manufacturer located in Fort Valley, Georgia, was presented the largest amount at $4.4 million in order to develop a zero-emissions, 100 percent V2G electric school bus.

North Carolina State Director Announces Retirement

The long-time transportation section chief for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and past president of the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services, Derek Graham, said he plans to remain aligned to the school bus industry following his retirement on Feb. 28.

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Tyler Technologies Announces New Member to the Team

Brett HeadshotTyler Technologies is pleased to announce that Brett Taylor has joined Tyler’s transportation group. Brett joins Tyler with more than 20 years of related experience, including prior experience as a product manager for SMART tag (Secured Mobility), where he helped create a new technology for student ridership management.

Brett will oversee Tyler Drive, Tyler’s new mobile offering for school bus drivers. He will have an influential role in the ongoing development and implementation of Tyler Drive and will serve as a conduit to Tyler clients and the K-12 industry to ensure the product continues to evolve to meet the growing demands of K-12 transportation. 

About Tyler Technologies Inc. 

Tyler Technologies (NYSE: TYL) is a leading provider of end-to-end information management solutions and services for local governments. Tyler partners with clients to empower the public sector — cities, counties, schools and other government entities — to become more efficient, more accessible and more responsive to the needs of their constituents. Tyler’s client base includes more than 14,000 local government offices in all 50 states, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and other international locations. In 2016, Forbes ranked Tyler on their “Most Innovative Growth Companies” list, and it has also named Tyler one of “America’s Best Small Companies” eight times. The company has been included six times on the Barron’s 400 Index, a measure of the most promising companies in America. More information about Tyler Technologies, headquartered in Plano, Texas, can be found at www.tylertech.com