Motor Coach Industries announced that Louis Quaglia has rejoined MCI Public Sector as Business Development Manager for the Northeastern U.S. region. Quaglia held a similar position at MCI from 2005 until 2008, when he moved to Nova Bus as Regional Sales Manager for the Northeast. At MCI, Quaglia will report to Tom Wagner, MCI Public Sector Executive Director of Business Development, and be responsible for a territory that includes Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
In making the announcement, Wagner said, "We're very pleased to have Lou back on our team. Lou is an industry veteran, with more than 17 years successfully serving transit operators in various roles."
MCI's Public Sector division markets the Buy-America compliant and Altoona-tested Commuter Coach in clean-diesel, CNG and Hybrid configurations for transit and government uses. The Northeast region accounts for the highest percentage of the more than 5,500 MCI Commuter Coaches operating in public transit systems in the U.S. and Canada.
"I am right where I belong," said Quaglia. "MCI builds a high-quality, highly reliable product and backs it up with unmatched aftermarket support valued by transit operators."
Active in industry organizations, Quaglia is Board Co-Chair of the New York Public Transit Association and a member of APTA (American Public Transit Association), serving on the Procurement, Operations and Propulsion committees, as well as several others.
Quaglia, who earned a degree from Penn State, is a native of Philadelphia and continues to reside in the area with his family.