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Thomas Built Buses Announces New VP of Engineering

Thomas Built Buses announced Wednesday the appointment of Leslie D. Kilgore as vice president of engineering.

In this new role, Kilgore, who spent 20 years with General Motors, will oversee the design, development, research and testing of new technologies for the OEM, such as those part of the BusWise Technologies platform.

leslieLeslie brings a tremendous amount of experience to the Thomas Built engineering team,” said Caley Edgerly, president and CEO of Thomas Built Buses. “Not only has she recently worked on state-of-the-art technologies in the automotive industry, but she also has a history of using technology and innovation to make transportation even safer. Her knowledge, dedication and commitment to safety will be a driving force for Thomas Built as we unveil new technologies in the coming years.”

Kilgore has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan Technological University, a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and a certificate in global business from Thunderbird School of Global Management. She is currently working on a master of public administration degree in public policy from the University of Southern California. She brings knowledge in product design, development, launch, innovation and technology management, with specializations in interior design, safety and public policy.

Kilgore replaces former VP of engineering Tracy Mack-Askew, who recently became managing director of the heavy duty vocational platform for Daimler Trucks North America.

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