Motor Coach Industries announced that Patrick Scully has been named Vice President of Public Sector Sales and Marketing. The move follows MCI's recent acquisition of the U.S. and Canadian distribution rights for Setra motor coaches from Daimler Bus, where Scully was formerly Chief Commercial Officer. At MCI, Scully will lead the Public Sector division that serves public transit, military, university, law enforcement and other transportation specialty markets; Tom Wagner, Executive Director of Business Development, will continue to play a key role within the Public Sector, managing key accounts and the highly experienced sales team regionally positioned close to customers in the U.S. and Canada. Scully will also significantly contribute to MCI's strategic and long-term planning as part of the company's executive team. He reports to Rick Heller, MCI President and CEO.
"We expect Pat Scully to take on his new role at MCI with the same vigor and professionalism that he exhibited at Daimler and throughout his more than twenty-five years in the bus and motor coach market," said Heller. "We are counting on his talents and experience to fortify an already stellar team of dedicated individuals who have contributed to our strong market share and reputation within the Public Sector. We look forward to his leadership."
Within the Public Sector, MCI markets a Commuter Coach model, based the popular D-Series coach; the D-Series; and its best-selling J4500 coach. MCI is the only manufacturer to build a Buy America compliant and Altoona-tested intercity Commuter Coach model offered in clean-diesel, hybrid and CNG configurations. Today, more than 5,500 MCI Commuter Coaches operate in public transit agencies throughout the U.S. and Canada. MCI now offers both the Setra S 407 and Setra S 417 coach models to the market as well.
Scully began his career in the bus business in 1988 when he joined Ontario Bus Industries (later acquired by Daimler Bus) as a sales representative in its service parts department. He transitioned to the bus sales team at Orion in 1991, becoming General Sales Manager in 1993. He joined Detroit Diesel Corporation in 1994 and quickly became Vice President of Worldwide Bus and Coach Sales. When Detroit Diesel was sold to Daimler in 2001, Scully joined its Setra division, and was soon assuming full responsibility for the organization's entire North American sales, service and parts operations as Chief Commercial Officer.