At CoachCrafters, we like to think it’s our people who set us apart from our competition.  As a women owned business, we see things a little differently.  We’ve got a top-notch staff of highly experienced mechanics, painters, and technicians.  Many of our staff are ASE certified, and we have developed a training program to offer continuing education and certification opportunities to our employees.

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 ANNE WOLF, Chief Executive Officer
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Anne has spent over 25 years as an executive at CoachCrafters. Prior to being appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer, she was the Vice President of the company. She earned her Bachelors degree from Bemidji State University and has a Masters degree in Organizational Development from the University of Saint Thomas.

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 JACKIE GUERRA, Vice President, General Manager
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Jackie oversees the company finances, the accounting department and supervises the administrative staff. She has over 10 years of experience in the bus rehabilitation and repair field. Jackie holds an associates degree in Business Administration. 

 

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WAYNE WOLF, Chief Maintenance Officer
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Wayne brings many years of manufacturing experience to CoachCrafters. Wayne earned his Bachelors degree from St. Cloud State University and an Industrial Relations Certificate from the University of Minnesota. From 1979 to 1983, he was manager of personnel and training for a medium sized manufacturing company. Wayne joined CoachCrafters in 1983 as general manager of sales and service.

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JOHNNA MCQUINN, VP of Sales & Marketing
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Johnna was a Marketing Director for a live performance venue before joining the CoachCrafters team in 2010. She learned the bus rebuilding business from industry experts, the talented Master Technicians and owners at CoachCrafters. Before long she was inspecting collisions and providing repair estimates to agencies in the Southeast. Johnna became quite knowledgeable in all aspects of bus rebuilding and was promoted to VP of Sales and Marketing in January 2015. She holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of Central Florida and currently sits on the Board of Directors at CoachCrafters.

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JAKE WOLF, VP Purchasing

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Jake has spent the past 12 years with CoachCrafters gaining progressive experience in all phases of bus and tram rebuilding. He is currently managing the overall procurement, purchasing and inventory control functions.  Along with a Class “B” CDL, Jake has an AA degree in business management.

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ROBERT FLOWERS, Quality Control Specialist – Safety Manager
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After retiring from military service and spending 8 years in Iraq and Afghanistan. Robert joined CoachCrafters Spring 2015. While in Afghanistan he worked as a Field Service Mechanical Engineer for Lockheed Martin in the PTDS program. Robert has been in the commercial bus business since 1994. He holds an AA in Business Administration from Florida Institute of Technology, OSH degree from OSHA Academy, several technical certifications, and military SME technical instructor. Robert is our Warranty Liaison, QAQC, Training and Safety Manager.

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STEVE WALTHER, Master Mechanic - Mechanical
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Steve is ASE Master Transit Bus certified and has been with CoachCrafters for ten years. Although he is knowledgeable in all aspects of mechanical work, he specializes in HVAC and engine repowers. A native of the Orlando area, Steve is also a certified 3G vertical MIG and TIG welder. Prior to joining CoachCrafters, Steve worked as an auto mechanic for six years.

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TRACY DERR, Mechanic Shop Manager

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Tracy has spent over 15 years in the automotive and diesel industry. He spent 9 years as a general manager of a large chain restaurant and 4 years as a service manager of an automotive repair shop. During that time, he had the opportunity to participate in various leadership and coaching training seminars. He specializes in organizational leadership, team building and training. Tracey enjoys building custom cars and trucks in his free time. 

 

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JAMES CLARK, Paint & Body Shop Supervisor

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James joined CoachCrafters in November of 2013. He brings over 30 years of paint & body experience to the team, 25 of which have been coach and bus fleets. He is a Master Paint Technician and holds certifications in several paint systems. He also enjoys customizing vehicles and is a car/motorcycle enthusiast.

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CHUCK RUSELL, Body/Collision Shop Supervisor

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Chuck has been with CoachCrafters since the fall of 2010. Prior to CoachCrafters, he spent 10 years as a construction supervisor, and has 20 years of experience performing paint and body work as well as collision repair on heavy duty over-the-road trucks. Chuck is also an experienced mechanic, estimator and EPA certified.

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MIKE SHAFER, Project Manager – Truck Conversion Specialist

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Mike is an ASE Certified Master Medium/ Heavy Truck technician and an ASE certified Master Truck Equipment Technician. He is certified in CNG Cylinder and Fuel system Inspector. Mike has 37 years’ experience in truck repair, maintenance and body building.

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AWILDA CASTRO, Accountant Assistant

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Awilda joined Coachcrafters in the Spring of 2012. Prior to Coachcrafters, she spent over 15 years in office administration.

 

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JOHN COMBS, Warehouse Coordinator

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John joined Coachcrafters in January of 2012. Previously, he worked at Frito Lay as front line manager for 39 years. His specialties include warehouse operations and supply chain management. 

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TERRI BEGLEY, Administrative Assistant

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Terri brings over 10 years of business administration experience to the team. She has experience in various industries like HVAC systems and commercial kitchen equipment. 

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IRIZ GUERRERO, Sales & Marketing Assistant

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Iriz graduated from the University of Central Florida's Burnett Honors College. She obtained a Bachelors in Business Marketing with a minor in Psychology. Previously, she worked for a private psychology firm as Marketing administrator. Iriz joined the Coachcrafters team in Fall of 2015. 

SERVICE TECHNICIANS

CoachCrafters mechanics/service technicians have both education and experience in bus repair, retrofits and complete remanufacturing. The service technicians also participate in on-going training designed to enhance their current skill levels. CoachCrafters Service Technicians possess certifications that include HVAC systems, D.O.T. inspections, brakes, diesel engines, and structural and non-structural paint and refinishing analysis and damage repair.

 

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Upcoming Events

 

CoachCrafters will be at the following state and national conferences this year. We hope you'll stop by and say hi! 

 

PPTA: Lancaster, PA April 25-27th 

FPTA Roadeo: Daytona, FL April 28-29th 

NCPTA Conference & Roadeo: Concord, NC   June 2 - 7th

APTA EXPO: Atlanta, GA  Oct 8 - 11th 

TPTA: Nashville, TN    October 16 - 19th

FPTA: West Palm Beach, FL  October 22 - 24th