GreenPower appoints Paul Start as VP of sales

GreenPower appoints Paul Start as VP of sales

Start brings more than 35 years of school bus experience in North America to the team at GreenPower.

GreenPower Motor Company appointed Paul Start as its vice president of sales – school bus group. Start brings more than 35 years of school bus experience in North America to the team at GreenPower. Most recently he served as the dealer development manager for Thomas Built Buses where he worked for nearly 20 years. Before that he was with Macnab Transit Sales Corp. for almost 14 years, initially as a sales representative and then as sales manager. He started his career in the industry as a sales and marketing administrator for a school bus OEM.

“We are pleased to have Paul Start join GreenPower to lead our school bus team,” GreenPower president Brendan Riley said. “His extensive experience in the school bus industry will help support GreenPower’s existing sales and create new opportunities for our all-electric, purpose-built, zero-emission school buses suite of products.”

In his role at GreenPower, the company said Paul will lead the school bus sales team to generate new business opportunities, support existing sales functions, manage dealers and serve as a liaison between the sales department and other internal departments for vehicle production, finance, service, support and parts sales.

GreenPower’s school bus line includes the Type D Beast and Mega Beast, and the Type A Nano Beast and Nano Beast Access. According to GreenPower, the Beast is a purpose-built, 40-foot, zero-emission school bus with seating for up to 90 passengers. The Mega Beast is also a 40-foot Type D all-electric, purpose-built, zero-emission school bus that delivers 387 kWh battery pack.

The Nano Beast has a standard 118 kWh battery pack with a range of up to 140 miles. GreenPower said it is built on the EV Star Cab & Chassis which is the same foundation as the EV Star Passenger Van which received a score of 92.2 from the FTA Altoona Bus Testing program. The Nano Beast Access provides the same features as the standard Nano Beast with seating for up to 18 ambulatory passengers and up to three or more wheelchair securements, complimented by a BraunAbility rear curbside lift.

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